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When entertaining, there's everything to be said for doing as much as possible days in advance. Checking items off a list and forgetting about them until it's time to eat is sheer bliss and eliminates kitchen chaos last minute when we'd all rather … more
Every year, staff members in the newsroom gather around a table loaded with cookies to take home. Cookies, recipes and stories are exchanged and the best cookies often don't even make it home for family to enjoy. Here are a few of the cookies shared … more
There are three items I would almost guarantee to be on most shopping lists this holiday season: butter, vanilla and chocolate, and they're all deserving of a column of their own. But, time is of the essence, so let me give you an abbreviated lesson … more
This past Sunday, I had a dinner party with two chickens and a pop quiz. I wanted to know in as semi-scientific a way possible whether a local farm chicken was really better than a grocery store chicken. So, I cooked the two similarly sized chickens … more
When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. I can't remember the brand — I think it was a British import — but I do remember that my sister and brother and I would inhale them as … more
We know that it isn't always enough for a holiday recipe to be delicious. When you are knee-deep in holiday cooking and baking, it can feel like you never turn your oven off. So the most helpful recipes are the ones we can prepare ahead of time, and … more
I have always loved peppermint and chocolate together and peppermint bark is my favorite way to eat it. Or it was — until I created this peppermint bark variation of my favorite childhood Christmas cookie. My mother made … more
Cheese fondue is the ultimate winter comfort food. Living in France in my early 30s, I fell in love with the classic recipe made with crisp white wine and nutty gruyere cheese. One of my favorite spots in Paris was a restaurant whose named … more
I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in … more
Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach … more
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