Tag Archives: holiday

Anti-V Day Grapefruit Thyme Shortbread Cookies

I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s a phony holiday. I sound like Holden Caulfield writing a short story about Valentine’s Day, but that’s okay. I stand by my opinion. No one gets off work. Everyone scrambles to get a dinner reservation … Continue reading

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Overnight Bourbon Vanilla French Toast

I wanted to make breakfast for my mom and sister Christmas morning and the first thing that came to mind was overnight French toast. I usually have French toast on Christmas. A couple years ago, I stayed over at my … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day and Thin Mint Brownies

I do not actively observe St. Patrick’s Day.  Growing up, my impression of the holiday consisted of pots of gold, small, bearded leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers.  I started celebrating the holiday more out of necessity than actual interest; kids at … Continue reading

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Purim Hamantaschen

When I was little, I always looked forward to the Jewish holidays.  Hannukah meant big platters of golden, crispy fried latkes (potato pancakes), and I even looked forward to Passover (the holiday where you can’t eat leavened bread.) Sure, the … Continue reading

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New Eyes, New Discoveries: RJ Chocolatier

Marcel Proust once said that “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  Ironically enough, I came across this quote right after I returned from France last Spring.  I was sorting through … Continue reading

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Sugar-Frosted Apple Pie for National Pie Day

I was browsing one of my favorite food blogs the other day, looking for inspiration for quick weeknight meals.  I found some interesting recipes, but I also found another, more exciting piece of news: That Monday, January the 23rd was … Continue reading

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