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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
Hot chocolate on a cold winter day is like liquid gold. So, why cheapen it with the prepackaged powdered stuff? Skip the dehydrated mini marshmallows and go gourmet instead with a few simple easy steps. Here are some tips for making gourmet … more
An atmospheric change begins to develop every year, usually in September, but can occur as early as mid to late August. While subtle, the early stages are evident and often cause many to express surprise and … more
After a snowy walk or long day on the slopes, there's nothing like curling up under a warm blanket. Maybe you have a fire going and the dog asleep at your feet, with a good book just within reach. But before you can relax, you need to warm … more
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