- Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Sauté from Smitten Kitchen Every Day
The beauty of Deb Perelman — herself, her blog, and her books — is her sense of humor, humility and grace. She understands that cooking for a family is different than cooking for your own personal creative expression, or for a group of cherished friends.
When food meets the dinner deadlines of young children, life gets pretty intense. No one is more hardcore than a hungry toddler an hour shy of bedtime.
In her new book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Deb addresses the reality of feeding a family — and wanting it to be a positive experience.
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- Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
Ever since I can remember, chocolate cream pie has almost always been a part of my family’s holiday dessert spread. It was one of my grandpa’s favorites and my brother always requests it.
My grandma was the pie-maker in our family and her classic chocolate cream pie made with homemade pudding was the inspiration for this minty version.
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- Meal Plan for December Week 2
This month, Summer Miller is back and excited to share her family’s meal plans for December. Happy holidays, everyone!
I try to feed my family a few dishes I know they will like each week, combined with a few new items I hope they will try. I’m a big believer in food love by association. So far, this approach has worked for me.
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- 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
We hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoying the holiday spirit wherever you are.
As we gear up for the festive season, we thought we might share with you a few of our favorite ideas for holiday gifts this year.
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- 10 Best Desserts to Take to a Holiday Party
‘Tis the season for holiday parties and all the sweet indulgences that come along with them. Have you volunteered to bring dessert to your next gathering?
Here are ten of our favorites that travel well and are sure to please everyone at the party.
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- Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog)
Every December my husband and I throw our annual Christmas cookie swap. It’s a simple event that we’ve honed to turnkey tradition over the years. I throw on some hipster Christmas music, set out plenty of holiday-appropriate nibbles like a cheese plate or crab dip, and put a little Santa cap on our corgi because ohmygod it’s adorable.
Drink-wise I keep it simple: mulled wine and coquito.
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- Persimmon Cookies
Fall is the season for persimmons, and with persimmons you can make the most wonderful cookies!
These persimmon cookies are cake-y and filled with walnuts and dried sweetened cranberries. I’ve topped them with a sugar glaze that includes persimmon purée and tangy orange zest.
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- Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine and Garlic
This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps.
I have always considered beef tenderloin a “high stress” meal and given it a wide berth. This is an expensive cut of meat—it’s not one that you want to mess up by trusting an untrustworthy recipe or forgetting to set a timer.
Add to this, roast beef tenderloin most often appears on menus around the holidays. I’ve never quite been able to overcome the terrifying possibility of ruining both a wage-devouring cut of meat and Christmas dinner.
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- Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Biscotti
If you have never made biscotti but often order them at coffee shops, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy they are to make at home.
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- 14 Recipes to Make with AlmondMilk
What can you make with almondmilk? What CAN’T you make?!
Check out this round-up of recipes from Almond Breeze: Lemon Almond Bread, Creamy Garlic Pasta, Scalloped Potatoes, and more.
P.S. Try the Almond Cashew Blend from Almond Breeze to add extra creaminess to these recipes!
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