Category Archives for Holiday Dishes

Thanksgiving Dishes to Pass

You promised you would bring something to Thanksgiving and you just realized you need to get on that. Well, fear not. Here’s a list of a bunch of recipes–side dishes and desserts–that you can make in as little as 15 … Continue reading

26. November 2014 by Nina
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Calabrian Walnut Cake, Torta di Noci

Browsing Twitter recently, this recipe caught my eye. It didn’t have a pretty picture. It seemed like a real peasant dish of a dessert to be honest. But it sounded like something my dad’s family would make in his hometown … Continue reading

18. November 2014 by Nina
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Buckeye Bark

Few people can resist a soft peanut butter center with a chocolate shell. It evokes Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, an 85-year-old favorite inspiring a plethora of homemade confections, including buckeyes, which are as time consuming to make as they are … Continue reading

11. March 2014 by Nina
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Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

When I began researching Thanksgiving sides earlier this month for testing and sharing here, I saw Ellie Krieger’s sweet potato-pecan casserole recipe. It seemed simple, wholesome and yummy. I knew I’d try it before Thanksgiving to test it before making … Continue reading

18. November 2012 by Nina
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Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies

When I came across a recipe on Pinterest for cookies with chai in the name, I was immediately intrigued. I pinned it and thought, “I’ll make those, but leave the orange colored kisses off.” Then I realized the kisses were … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by Nina
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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Looking for a new holiday cookie to bake this weekend? If you’ve ever had a cake made with ricotta cheese, you can probably imagine what these fluffy cake-like cookies will taste like. I guarantee this Italian cookie staple will become … Continue reading

16. December 2011 by Nina
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Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cranberry Sauce

Up until last year, the one Thanksgiving necessity I never considered making from scratch was cranberry sauce. It finally occurred to me last year that I could — and should — make it myself. Shortly after I decided this, I … Continue reading

22. November 2011 by Nina
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