Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas Everyone!      Happy Holidays                                         Healthy Solstice  Bonne Fêtes                                                  … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash Gratin, What’s on your table?

Are you a traditionalist or an innovator when it comes to the holiday menu? Do all of the same dishes have to be on the table in the same way every year? Is some deviation allowed? Are a few new dishes permitted? Or is there open rebellion if there’s maple syrup in the sweet potatoes … Continue reading…

Christmas Breads: Cranberry and Pumpkin

These 2 breads have been part of my holiday tradition since I was in charge of my very first kitchen. It never occurred to me (one knows so little about what one doesn't know) that they would become an annual quest when we moved across the pond. For our first Christmas, in Ireland, I found … Continue reading…

Cranberry Clafoutis

One more dish for Thanksgiving… I originally posted this 3 years ago – but for anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it. As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies. But I’m very inventive at finding easy substitutions. A word of warning about this clafoutis: cranberries are tart, … Continue reading…

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions; words

Are you looking for recipes for Thanksgiving? Mashed potatoes are always a hit, but why not make them a little more interesting this year? The caramelized onions add a bit of sweet and the horseradish adds a bit of hot, making these a great accompaniment to roast meats… Like maybe a Roast Turkey, with or … Continue reading…