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Entries from November 2011

Think Global this Thanksgiving {A Somali Sambusa Recipe}

November 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe, but here we are at the start of the holiday shopping season. Oh, and Thanksgiving, too. As we surround ourselves with delicious food, friends and family, it’s too easy to stay caught up in our own little world. Of course, this is also the season for giving, and opportunities to do [...]

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Tags: PSA · cooking for a cause · cooking with kids · global flavors

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes {and Macy’s Giveaway}

November 18th, 2011 · 17 Comments

One of my favorite things about the holidays is learning the stories behind treasured family recipes. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to holiday meals, and yet I can’t resist the occasional tinkering or experimentation. While our Thanksgiving menu generally resembles the meals I had growing up, I’ve taken a few liberties with some dishes. [...]

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Tags: family · foodietot faves · holiday · recipes

Tea and Manners with Mrs. B

November 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You know the drill. The crowd has gathered for the holiday, friends and family are seated around the table and lovingly-prepared food is passed from plate to plate. Just as the chatter dies down, while people dig in for their first bite, your charming child loudly declares, “Ew, this is disgusting!” We’ve all been there. [...]

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Tags: around DC · events

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Kids Cook Monday}

November 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I know, here we are on the cusp of holiday baking season — the arrival of Gourmet’s annual cookie issue was better than Christmas to many a food blogger — and here I am with plain old chocolate chip cookies. But before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, why not enjoy a simple pleasure. [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking with kids · dessert · kids cook monday · recipe

Peko Peko: Remember Japan and Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping

November 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Today marks the eight-month anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that brought widespread devastation to that country. While our news cycle has moved on to many other stories in the weeks and months since then, the people of Japan continue to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. A few months ago, I contributed a recipe [...]

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Tags: cookbook · cooking for a cause · food benefits