Tag Archives: Holidays

What’s Cookin – Karen’s Green Pie (repost for St. Patty’s Day)

Last year, I featured this recipe from one of my high school chums, Karen.  It is a recipe that her family makes every year for St. Patrick’s Day.  Karen is Italian and  Irish and celebrates both heritages freely and with gusto. I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ Guest Post – Tamales: It’s a Family Affair

Note from Mama:  Our oldest daughter accepted a new job assignment a few months ago, and moved to Tucson, Arizona.  By her own admission, she defines cooking as heating up prepared foods in the microwave.  When she came to me … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Grandma’s Fudge

Christmas isn’t complete without some of my mother-in-law’s (aka Grandma) famous fudge.  She always made regular chocolate fudge, but she also made butterscotch and peanut butter fudge each year.  DSH’s favorite flavor is butterscotch, but he comes from a long … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Holiday Seven Layer Bars

One of our favorite holiday recipes is one for Hello Dolly Dainties which are also known as Seven Layer Cookies. When I saw a version for these same cookies in the November / December 2011 issue of Midwest Living magazine, it … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hot Apple Cider

A few days ago, I shared a recipe for Glühwein (hot mulled wine).  The recipe for hot apple cider is almost identical but since it is non-alcoholic, it is good for young and old alike. Apple cider is a common … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin – Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

I love my son-in-law.  And not just because he’s married to my daughter.  He is a genuinely nice guy.  And he likes to cook.  In fact, he will be the lone guy at our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day since … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Day Menu

The guest list is complete. The menu has been decided. Thanksgiving Day Menu: Fresh Turkey Brined and Roasted (I’m using PW’s brine recipe this year). Dressing Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping This Ain’t Your Grandma’s … Continue reading

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