Tag Archives: holiday

How Not to Bake Gingerbread Men

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 […]

Spiced Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

This is my favorite holiday salad — fresh pomegranate arils sparkle like little jewels to make any meal festive. It was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner (at my brother and sister-in-law’s new home), and will likely make a repeat appearance on Christmas Eve as well. If you have time, roasting the pears makes it even […]

Holiday Family Favorites in Washington, DC

One of the great things about growing up in Washington, DC, is the wealth of activities to enjoy — and the holiday season is no exception. Here are just a couple of our upcoming favorite activities, and corresponding dining suggestions too. Trains at the Botanic Garden Little boys seem genetically predisposed to love trains, but […]

Hamantaschen with Jam

As I mentioned Friday, I planned to make Jewish cookies known as hamantaschen over the weekend. Hamantaschen are triangle-shaped cookies traditionally filled with thick poppyseed or prune spread, or other fruit preserves. They are traditionally made during Purim — a Jewish holiday festival similar to Mardi Gras — but can be found year-round in Jewish […]