Time to make the peanut brittle

Over the years, peanut brittle has become my signature holiday offering. Unlike the childhood Christmas cookies I turned into year ‘round treats, I only make brittle during the holidays. I will occasionally do some preliminary batches in the fall, but most of it is made in the few weeks and days leading up to Christmas. … Continue reading

Pressed for time? Press a sandwich.

A simple panini is a great time-saver during the busy holiday season.  This classic version of the Italian sandwich appeals to lots of tastes – including kids’.  Prep is minimal, consisting simply of slicing bread and tomatoes, and cutting cheese slices in half.  Everything else – dressing, deli meat, peppers – is already prepared.  And … Continue reading

Is your Thanksgiving by the book?

My favorite day is almost here. I love the holidays, the best part being the fourth Thursday of November — the most anticipation-laden day of the year, with weeks of  music, food, family and celebration stretching before us! Thanksgiving Day is a turkey-scented, gravy-coated, wine-fueled entry into the holiday season, and I enjoy each and every … Continue reading

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