December 17, 2010 • in Main Dishes with Meat

How to Cook a Goose

For some of us (unfortunately, not my husband), there is no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a roast Goose. One of my favorite carols is the one that goes “Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please …

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December 16, 2010 • in Random Thoughts

DIY: An Easy Holiday Hostess Gift

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel I think the great variety of little trees and topiaries available at local florists and nurseries make perfect holiday gifts.  However, often, the containers they come in aren’t that attractive, so I’m going to …

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December 15, 2010 • in Main Dishes without Meat

How to Cook Savoy Cabbage and Love it!

One of the traditional dishes at my in-laws’ Christmas Eve feast is what they call “Fooey.” Fooey? Where does that come from? I have no idea. It’s probably an Italian-American version of some long-lost Italian word for cabbage. (Please let …

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December 14, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

Body Oil Giveaway: To Replenish Inside and Out

By guest blogger Joshua Onysko, CEO and founder of Pangea Organics. Winter means a lot of different things to many of us: skiing, the holidays, shoveling, family gatherings…but many of us have one thing in common: dry skin, the winter …

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December 13, 2010 • in Family

Death and the Holidays

This post is dedicated to Warren and Lisa. Sunday, December 12, 2010, would have been my brother David’s 58th birthday. He died suddenly of AIDS two days before Christmas (suddenly—he was diagnosed and died three days later), and this is …

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December 10, 2010 • in Desserts

How to Make Sober Fruitcake Muffins

Look, I know right away this blog post will be controversial. First, who really likes fruitcake? It’s a joke, right? But someone must keep eating it, because you can still buy it. Well, I like it, and for a very …

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December 09, 2010 • in Random Thoughts

A Visit to My Kitchen: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau from The Kathleen Show

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau is in my kitchen today, talking about her warm and gooey food love, a massive media collection of great books and good music, and the current event she’s following most closely. Kathleen is a mom, filmmaker, and radio …

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