Category Archives for Holiday Dishes

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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momofuku milk bar’s Candy-Corn-and-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

When I first learned of David Chang and the momofuku restaurants, I was enamored by everything I learned and determined to do two things on my next visit to New York City: secure a reservation to at least one of … Continue reading

21. November 2011 by Nina
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