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Cranberry Applesauce

November 6th, 2013 · No Comments

My maple syrup and cider-sweetened cranberry sauce is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table, but for Thanksgivukkah I decided to give it a new twist, and make a cranberry applesauce to top those turkey and sweet potato (Thanksgiving leftover) latkes. I liked the cranberry so much that I may serve it as a latke topping [...]

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How Not to Bake Gingerbread Men

December 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Don’t be surprised if you reach for the molasses and your child starts talking about the Battle of Manassas (especially if one of his best friends is a budding Civil War buff). Don’t expect your child to heed your warnings about eating raw cookie dough after he catches you nibbling on it. (But do buy [...]

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Tags: baking · cookbooks · cooking with kids · dessert · recipes · sweets

Treats: Grandmom’s Snowball Cookies

January 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the ninth day of Christmas … … Grandmom D.’s Snowball Cookies. These are hardly unique, but it’s the only recipe I have passed down from my English grandmother, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without them. The toddler was quite happy to help by sprinkling “sugar snow” on them.

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Treats: Gingerbread Caboose

December 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

On the seventh day of Christmas… … the world’s tastiest gingerbread cookies, though not entirely structurally sound (made them too thick, nice and cakey, but a little too crumbly for the toddler).

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Treats: Pepper Crusted Ham and Corn Pudding

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments

On the fourth day of Christmas… Spice-crusted ham and maple-mustard sauce from Gourmet; Hoosier corn pudding (below). Recipe: Hoosier Corn Pudding This recipe comes from a former coworker’s grandmother from Indiana, hence the name. It is the ultimate fast comfort food side dish, but the Jiffy mix is its dirty little secret. We never buy [...]

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Tags: holiday