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The Twelve Days of Cooking

Holiday shopping got you down? Can’t figure out what to get for the friend/family member/casual aspiring professional chef in your life? The Chopping Block and I are here to help with…

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Mulled Wine: It's So Hot Right Now

  As Christmas approaches, conversations in the kitchen inevitably turn to holiday plans, which Christmas songs we hate the most (Last Christmas, any artist), which Christmas songs we actually like ...

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‘Tis the Season for Sugared Cranberries

  Back in May, I wrote a post about sugared flowers and how wonderfully they can dress up even the simplest cupcake. Well, now that the holidays are upon us, I thought I would talk about another ...

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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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Breakfast Baked Potatoes

I love everything about the holidays, especially cooking for a crowd. Even though I mostly cook for myself on a regular basis, I cook as if I have a family of six! Good thing I love leftovers.

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Homemade Cranberry Pepper Jelly for the Holidays

Growing up, there were two things I could always count on every single Christmas. My great Aunt Selma and Uncle Jiggs would send us a two pound loaf of fruitcake. That would be unwrapped, put out on ...

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Holiday Appetizer: Meatballs with Apple Cider BBQ Sauce

  This year seemed to fly by so quickly, and already the holidays are here again! I watched my oldest son become a teenager and my youngest son become a superstar of several sports. Those glorious ...

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Crema de Vie is No Store-Bought Eggnog

I feel like eggnog is something that people either love or hate, like mushrooms or tequila. Personally, I was optimistic when I had my first taste of seasonal, store-bought eggnog. I opened the lid, ...

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The Easiest Holiday Appetizer: Cocktail Weenies

  My favorite thing to do this time of year is to count how many times people say “I love Christmas.” I think at this point in our lives and in our society, we can all just assume that most people ...

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The Best Bread Pudding I’ve Ever Had

Last week, I taught the "Fall Vegetable Harvest" cooking class at The Chopping Block. I was so impressed with the outcome of one of the recipes that I wanted to recreate it at home right away: ...

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