Small Gingerbread Houses Made Easy

Small Gingerbread Houses Made Easy

Christmas baking is a time honoured tradition, even among the culinary-wary. People who normally would not be caught dead brandishing a rolling pin wax nostalgic about baking with Grandma, and comment enthusiastically about how nice the house smells while gingerbread...
Broccoli Soup with Mustard Seeds

Broccoli Soup with Mustard Seeds

This recipe is adapted from Sarah Lee Chase’s Cold Weather Cooking and is absolutely delicious. She in turn caged the recipe from the Powers Family of Weston, Connecticut, so the gift just keeps on giving, folks. I love the entire cookbook, which is just...
Chocolate Clementine Bars

Chocolate Clementine Bars

Holiday baking is one of the joys of the season. It’s also an exercise in selectivity – in terms of caloric budget and time to prepare the goody. If I’m going to indulge, go big or go home is my philosophy. Dense, rich, creamy and chocolate is my...
New York Sour Cocktail

New York Sour Cocktail

The “boys” in the family are always game to find a new cocktail recipe, and this wine-spiked Whisky Sour recently swam into their orbit as a worthy addition to the list of fun. It was Epicurious’ pick for “Comeback Cocktail of the Year”...