Dorky Rudolph in a Blanket

This wonderfully easy and fun Christmas party treat is created by adding a few details to an old favorite. It’s also a great recipe to make with little ones. You can use frozen pigs-in-blankets from your grocery store frozen food isle or make them yourself. Either way, these simple, dorky, festive bites will make everyone […]

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The Attack of the Turkey!

It’s coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you’ve never attempted to cook a turkey or you’ve done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the […]

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Garlicky Dill Pickles

Join the Pickle Party!  Elect dill!  Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry.  I really am a dork. I’m not much of a canner. I’m just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles […]

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Oh, the Horror!

The food of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in all of its photogenic glory endlessly fascinates me. It’s not just the pictures. Trying to imagine the flavor combinations, themselves, is at once nauseating and entertaining. As disturbing as it sounds, I have always wanted to try recreating one of these monstrosities, maybe for Halloween. Here […]

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Coffee Talk

The people that love you are likely to forgive you for a great many things, but bad coffee is not one of them. There are rules about coffee now. We have professional baristas explaining to us which coffee goes with which food and on what day, even! You can put lemon in your espresso, but […]

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Pickle-Tini

This cocktail was an invention for a martini-bachelorette party. I was supposed to bring a batch of my favorite martinis. I’m a big lover of green olives, and a perfect, dirty, vodka martini is my favorite drink, but I realized that I had no olives at the last minute and had to improvise. As it was a bachelorette […]

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