Mini Mint Meringues with Toll House Mint Chocolate Delightfulls

Mini Mint Meringues

Can we talk for just a moment about how all of this holiday baking is going? Because it hasn’t been going well. Not, that is, until today. Jillian and I have long been envious of the absolute ruckus that our friends and family bring, when it comes to holiday baking. What started as a cost… 

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New England-Style Clam Dip

New England Style Clam Dip

Recently, I was thinking about all of the questionable things I eat to this day, because of the positive associations I have between these marginal food items, and memories of time spent with my dad. Snacking was of great importance to both of my parents; a plate of vegetables and dip would almost always appear before… 

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Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

I was reading Violet the story of Stone Soup, when I was transported to my nursery school, in the basement of the Methodist Church. It is the first book I remember. The first book I connected with. I knew I was onto something major, that all the secrets were contained in all the books. If you don’t… 

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Cranberry and Ricotta Napoleons

Cranberry and Ricotta Napoleon

I miss being a kid. When I was a kid, the holidays meant running around like a banshee with my cousins, eating olives and pickles from my Grandmother’s adorable segmented dishes and sporting matching candy cane pajamas with my sister. It was magical. No worries, no pressure. Extravagant meals seemed to materialize out of thin… 

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Chorizo Sage Mac and Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

Chorizo Mac & Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

The turducken is a modern abomination. Food should not be sewn inside other food like an edible chimera. It is, in fact, a form of engastration, which is a recipe method in which one animal is stuffed inside the gastric passage of another. Stuff your turkey all day long in its natural cavity, the way God intended. Stuff… 

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