holiday recipes

Crispy Olive Bites

December 27, 2011 Snacks

Now that we are past Christmas, it’s on to the new year! Hopefully your Christmas was very merry and you’ve recovered enough from your food coma to think about what you’ll be cooking for New Years Eve. Whether you’re hosting or potlucking, these crispy olive bites are easy to cook and carry.   For this [...]

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Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Belgian Waffles

December 24, 2011 Breakfast

I’m sure many of you have Christmas morning traditions. When I was a kid, my mother would get up early and whip up a batch of “Santa pancakes” for my sister and me. She’d dress up pancakes with strawberries (for the red, Santa hat), whipped cream (for the beard), and blueberries or chocolate chips (for [...]

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Ginger and Molasses Cookies

December 21, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

For me, the holidays are all about COOKIES. Each year, my father makes dozens of batches and places them in colorful tins that he then piles haphazardly on the kitchen counters and dining table. I always come home to find cookies everywhere, stacked nearly to the ceiling, waiting for me to nibble on. Some of [...]

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