Category Archives: Holiday Foods

Adventures in Making Pumpkin Pie

  With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, and with Little Missy’s constant nagging about pumpkin pie, I’ve decided to break from our supermarket pie tradition and make my own.  Since Thanksgiving itself generally turns into craziness, I figured I’d practice … Continue reading

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My Christmas Post: Traditional Gingerbread Cookies

  With Christmas fast approaching my mind turns to the traditional foods and treats I grew up with in Finland, especially gingerbread cookies.  Now I could just head to the grocery store and buy a box of Anna’s cookies and … Continue reading

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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, or What to do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

  After a couple of days of straight up Thanksgiving leftovers I was ready to see something different on my plate and clear out my fridge at the same time.  I was first going to make Turkey Pot Pie, but … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Countdown: 7 Days to go, Do You Know What You’re Making?

  It’s a week before Thanksgiving and my email inbox is flooded with food related newsletters touting new and exciting recipes to replace the same old, supposedly boring, tried and tested favorite recipes.  My question is does anyone actually try … Continue reading

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Grown up Fare – Caviar Pie – An Appetizer That’s Sure to be a Hit

Even though I love my little ones to pieces my food isn’t always prepared with them in mind. Sometimes moms need some grown up time and grown up food (think wine, cheese, and a group of friends sitting around a … Continue reading

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Pancake Tuesday

Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday as my husband grew up calling it. He grew up in Belfast in the troubled 60’s and 70’s on the wrong side of town, meaning in the Catholic neighborhood.  I … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Holiday Feasts

I both love and hate this time of year. I love it for all the cooking shows and magazines full of fall and holiday recipes (that I drool over yet never make). I hate it because those same shows and … Continue reading

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