Category Archives: Holidays

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(Almost) Full Irish Breakfast – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A full Irish breakfast is just what is says – FULL!!  It consists of Irish sausage (AKA Bangers), Irish bacon rashers, eggs with Dubliner cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, Irish soda bread…I mean, it’s FULL!!  This breakfast just has bangers, bacon, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Dishes to Celebrate

There is an Irish proverb that says “Laughter is brightest where food is the best.”  Well here is a collection of Irish dishes that will fill the room with laughter and fill your belly with joy!

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Mardi Gras King Cake

King Cake is only available during Mardi Gras – a brioche style cake filled with cinnamon and sugar and decorated with the Mardi Gras colors.  What makes the cake special is the plastic baby that is baked inside.  The lucky … Continue reading

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Game Day Dozen! 12 Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday~

It’s Game Day!  Are you having a crowd to watch the game or just a small group?  Either way, Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game, its about the food!  Here are twelve great recipes to make for … Continue reading

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Longevity Noodles – The Year of the Rooster (Pasta of the Month)

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year – Celebrating the year of the Fire Rooster!  This annual celebration is marked with a variety of foods that have symbolic meanings.  Eating longevity noodles during the feast will … Continue reading

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Potato Latkes

Tomorrow is the beginning of Hanukkah.  The word Hanukkah is Hebrew for dedication.  This eight day holiday remembers the re-dedication of the temple after Judah the Maccabee drove the Greeks from the temple in the holy land.  When the faithful … Continue reading

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Ribbe & Norwegian Christmas Cabbage

In modern Norway, this meal is one of the traditional Christmas dinners (right up there with lamb roast).   After I did some research I contacted my niece’s husband who grew up with a very traditional Norwegian mom.  When I … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

A traditional Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American homes is the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  It supposedly started in Southern Italy as la vigilia (the vigil) symbolizing the wait for the birth of Christ. This meal is not a … Continue reading

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Pasta of the Month – Christmas Pasta

Super simple pasta side dish that reflects the colors of Christmas – Red, Green and White… Super simple and ready fast!  Want to try it?  

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National Cookie Day and Link up

This Sunday is National Cookie Day!  These little treats have been around for centuries!  The word cookie comes from the Dutch word, “koekie”, which means little cake.  Most of the original cookies weren’t as sweet as our modern versions because sugar … Continue reading

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