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Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups

December 1, 2020

When I have holiday guests I like to make this classic combination of bacon and eggs that are baked atop buttered bread slices in individual ramekins or muffin tins for a breakfast or brunch entrée.

Spiced Molasses Cookies

November 30, 2020

I’m loving these moist and chewy cookies that are full-flavored with delicious spices. Oh, and your kitchen will smell so good while baking these cookies.

Russian Tea Cakes

November 26, 2020

I grew up making Russian Tea Cakes during the holidays. Also called snowball cookies, Italian wedding cookies and a host of other names, these simple yet elegant cookies are great for holiday baking, since they are easy to make and kids will enjoy helping roll the dough into balls.

Crystallized Ginger Gingerbread

November 25, 2020

I love the warm, spicy flavor of gingerbread. This recipe is intensified by using two forms of ginger – ground and crystallized. This is a nice dessert or great for holiday mornings with a cup of strong coffee.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 24, 2020

I like to make Pumpkin Cheesecake because it is a nice alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie.

Cranberry Crisp

November 23, 2020

I often purchase a large number of cranberries when I’m at my house on Martha’s Vineyard. This year is no exception. I make cranberry sauce, of course, but like to use these Massachusetts cranberries in other ways as well. This crisp is delicious and changes holiday desserts up a bit....

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

November 21, 2020

These potatoes are extremely popular on my holiday table. You may peel the potatoes the day before and cover them with cold water and refrigerate until you’re ready to cook them. I highly recommend you use a potato ricer for these potatoes to get the creamiest potatoes.

Classic Roast Turkey

November 20, 2020

Because many people are having to stay home this holiday season they find themselves cooking their own holiday dinner. Lately, I’ve been asked questions on how to cook a turkey. While there are a number of variations on how to prepare your holiday turkey there’s something wonderful about cooking it...

Apple Fritters

November 19, 2020

When my favorite bakery closes for the season I make my own delicious apple fritters. I use Granny Smith apples, but you may use another sweet-tart variety (Pippin, Rome Beauty, Jonagold). If you decide not to glaze your fritters then dust them with powdered sugar.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

November 17, 2020

This is such an easy flavorful and crispy side dish to make for every day or holiday meals. I grew up eating those overcooked sprouts that my mother used to make although, truth be told, I loved them anyway. Crispy Brussels sprouts sautéed in butter with bacon…Yum!

Latest Recipes

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups

Molasses Cookies

Spiced Molasses Cookies

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Crystallized Ginger Gingerbread

Crystallized Ginger Gingerbread

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake