Category Archives: Christmas

Pennsylvania Dutch Sand Tarts, an Amish Christmas Cookie

Pennsylvania Dutch Sand tarts are a cookie I grew up eating and taking for granted. I thought everyone’s family made them and little did I know that it was a very regional cookie, introduced by the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish and … Continue reading

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Holiday Cocktail Served as Dessert

In a pinch for a dessert at Christmas time. How about something sparkly, dramatic, super easy brainless in fact, but oh so easy. I don’t know about you but I need easy at the Holidays. In theory, I can plan … Continue reading

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Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, My Take on the Crispy, Chewy Perfection of Thomas Keller

What if I told you that I took a Channel design and reworked it just a little bit to fit my shoulders and my smaller waist. Instead of a white belt, I added in a red belt, and suddenly people … Continue reading

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Christmas Ice Cream and Jeni’s in East Nashville

Mr. ST loves peppermint ice cream, now known in our house as the Christmas Ice Cream. It prances and dances with candy canes, peppermint schnapps and lots of cream. When Santa comes to our house, we leave a note telling … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake Says Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

If you want to say Merry Christmas from Nashville, you do it with red velvet cake. If you want to acknowledge the birthday that is Christmas, you do it with Red Velvet Cake. And, if you want to throw in … Continue reading

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Butter Up Santa with Caramelized Butter Tarts

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, cookies were coming off  hot baking pans. Milk and cookies on plates to gain Santa’s favor, by treating his belly with sweet treats to savor. But this house surprised him … Continue reading

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Pears with Roquefort and Ile de France Give Away

Blue cheese. People either love it or hate it. I’m in the love it category, enjoying it since childhood. It’s one of those exotic cheeses that seems to go in and out of fashion in America but I’ve seen more … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Desserts that have become Tradition

Christmas is the time to make memories and every family captures the moment differently. I was deeply touched today to read something a friend posted on facebook. This is part of what she wrote. Reminded why I do love Christmas. … Continue reading

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Salty Ginger Bread Cookie Ice Cream

Christmas for most means cookies, but for me, it always means ice cream. I am smitten with holiday-flavored ice cream. Last year, I made my twentieth ice cream bombe and my first prize winning peppermint ice cream, but I think … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Men Dressed with Chocolate and Ginger Salt

While the darling gingerbread man has amassed centuries of history, starting with kitchens in England over 500 years ago, my kitchen has no history of this cute little guy (or gal). But, I got a crazy idea to make a … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas with Peppermint Ice Cream

Merry Christmas to everyone. If I could, I would do for you what I did for my husband. Make one of this favorite child hood memories…peppermint ice cream. He talks about it all the time and says that there is … Continue reading

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White Christmas Ice Cream Bombe with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The holidays require us to pull out all the stops. The days are short and dark, and they need us to find ways to not only celebrate our spiritual beliefs, commit time to friends and family, but to brighten our … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Sorbet with Dark Rum: Red to Remember World AIDS Day

This is my official Red to Remember recipe, for World AIDS Day, and remembering those who have lost their life to this virus. I had this idea to pay honor and tribute to two people I’ve dedicated my blog to … Continue reading

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