December 2010

Top Posts of 2010

by Sara on December 31, 2010

key lime cupcake

Happy New Year! I thought it would be fun to say goodbye to 2010 by taking a look at the most popular posts of the year. Some of you have been readers longer than others, so for those of you who are newer, I hope you enjoy some of the older posts you may not [...]

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Cranberry Orange Spread

by Sara on December 30, 2010

cranberry-orange spread

It’s funny how random recipes we try around the holidays end up part of the regular rotation. There are the old favorites, like shrimp dip and cheese & crackers, as well as newer items, like cranberry orange spread, my sister-in-law’s apple dip, my peppermint white truffles, and now this year’s chocolate peppermint cookies have been [...]

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Poached Pears

by Sara on December 27, 2010

pear poached in red wine

The first time I ever poached fruit was when I followed a recipe of Nigella’s for poached peaches. They were very, very good (of course, I adore peaches, so that probably helped), but peeling the peaches is always a bit of a pain. I froze my poaching liquid, intent on making them again…but never did. [...]

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Merry Christmas!

by Sara on December 25, 2010

Christmas goodies

Merry Christmas, everyone! Whether or not you celebrate a holiday at this time of year, I hope you and yours have a wonderful season. In my family, we open gifts Christmas Eve after enjoying punch, brandy slush, and cookies & candy. Christmas Day always has a more time-consuming, special meal. Last year, I baked fresh [...]

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