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Rugelach for all of the Holidays

I’ve always loved the holiday season. I grew up in a household that celebrated Christmas and Hannukah, so the month of December was always fun! There was lots of good food and friends and family to ...

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A Spectacular Holiday Dessert: Buche de Noel

Since my Thanksgiving Cornucopia was so much fun, I decided to tackle another favorite recipe from my childhood - the Buche de Noel or Yule Log. Between wrapping presents, hosting a holiday party or ...

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‘Twas the Fondue Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the kitchen

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My Big Italian Christmas

I had the opportunity to attend my first big Italian Christmas with my big Italian boyfriend and his even bigger Italian family last month. I thought I knew what I was getting into having spent time ...

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Meat Lovers: Beef Up your Holiday Tradition

A typical Christmas dinner at the Miller household usually consists of roast turkey and traditional fixings. That's because my family is literally spread all over the world, and we aren't able to ...

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A Holiday Tradition from Denmark: Risalamande

At this time of the year, many of us remember old family recipes and traditional foods we yearn for nostalgically during the holidays. Several years ago, we were fortunate to host a student from ...

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Here Comes Fall

It looks like summer is just about winding to a close here in Chi-town. And what a great one it’s been! I fulfilled at least two of my personal life goals this summer (getting a dog and seeing the ...

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An Untraditional Holiday: The Pork Story

Well, the holiday season is upon is and in full swing. I have to say, it has been a bit tough for me to really get into it this year. I am not sure if it's because of the unseasonable warm weather, ...

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Chinese New Year - Family Style

This year Christmas was scheduled a little bit differently for my family. My youngest sister had her first child in early December, and since she and her husband live in Texas, my doting mother spent ...

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Holiday Traditions

Springerles have been a treat and a tradition in my family for generations. My grandmother on my father’s side used to make them each Christmas with the help of my grandfather, my great uncle, and my ...

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