Category Archives: Holidays

Cheddar BBQ Pockets

Lately, I’ve been hugely nomming on the flavor combination of cheddar cheese an barbeque sauce. Since I had both on hand, I just had to extend my won ton wrapper research. These were dazzlingly easy to throw together and make … Continue reading

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Fun with Won Ton Wrappers

OK, this Hanukah I challenged myself to park the deep fat fryer on my counter and produce *something* fried every day for a week. Much to everyone’s disappointment, donuts/sufganiyot never materialized (that was before my weak aspirations regarding yeasted things … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos Cake

I got the opportunity to experiment with covering a cake with modeling chocolate again. Some friends of ours were throwing a Día de los Muertos-themed party. With our hosts planning to dress as a sugar skull bridal party, it seemed … Continue reading

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Galette des Rois

I don’t think there needs to be much excuse to play with frangipane and pastry, but if it helps, French pastry shops this time of year turn out a special treat for Three Kings Day – the Galette des Rois … Continue reading

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Ghoulish Brie en Croute

Delayed Gratification I’m a patient person – or else a colossal procrastinator… I’d gotten this cutesy, 3-D lamb cake mold at least 10 years ago now, and always dreamed of doing something, well, different with it for Halloween. For years … Continue reading

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Sugar-free Blintzes

At family gatherings with my in-laws, my job is bringing the sugar-free desserts. By now, I know my name would be mud if I didn’t show up with apple pie for Rosh Hashanah, but I really like exploring new things. … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Add More Spark to Your Memorial Day Buffet

Here are a few ideas to carry over Summer entertaining themes like cookouts and bonfires into playful additions to the buffet table. Devilled Eggs with a Twist For a savory stand-by, I modified regular devilled eggs by peeling and soaking … Continue reading

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