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Festive Holiday Parties with a Punch

  Like so many people, I have family, friends and colleagues spread all around the country. During the holidays, I make it my personal mission to connect in some way with as many of them as I can. ...

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Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Bacon and Dates

  I'm excited to share this fun, festive and delicious appetizer that will start your holiday parties off right: creamy whipped goat cheese topped with a caramelized mixture of rosemary, honey, ...

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Hosting A Friendsgiving to Remember

  Friendsgiving is one of my absolute favorite holiday traditions around the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve been organizing Friendsgiving with my group of friends for over ten years, and we look forward ...

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Try a Mashed Potato Board for Thanksgiving Leftovers

As we hit this midpoint of November, most people either know where they are going for Thanksgiving and what menu will be prepared for the big day. We’ve all probably clicked on every recipe online ...

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Devilishly Good Eggs

When I think of deviled eggs I usually think of picnics, barbeques and Easter. They are one of the most versatile snacks or appetizers that I can think of and have always screamed Americana to me. ...

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Take the Guesswork (and Panic Shopping) out of Holiday Wine

  It may be early for holiday cooking or even the naughty-or-nice list, but there’s one thing you can get off your to-do list now – at that’s wine.

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Simple Pasta Salad for your Holiday Weekend

When I first starting hosting parties at my house 22 years ago, I felt like I had to make everything from scratch. I literally made ketchup and mustard from scratch! But then I quickly realized that ...

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Stuff Meat for Impressive Dishes

This is the time of year to go all out with your cooking, whether you are hosting elaborate holiday parties or small family gatherings. A lot of people, myself included, look for something different ...

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A Charcuterie Tree and Other Attempts to be Christmas-like

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all thro' my kitchen, Planning some great food to make the Grinch’s head spin, Recipes were viewed and lined up with care, In hopes that my pantry would not be ...

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Gingerbread Pancakes

There are so many amazing holiday flavors this time of year to delight the senses – you’ve got chocolate, peppermint, cranberry, chestnut, eggnog, and of course, gingerbread, just to name a few. It ...

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