Tag: holidays

3 Ingredient Mix-Ins for Mashed Potatoes

Thank goodness for mashed potatoes. Unlike cranberry sauce and stuffing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find folks who dismiss the homemade whipped side as “just not for them” at a holiday table. Perhaps this is partly due to their incredible versatility—from savory to sweet, mashed potatoes can be dressed up in countless ways with minimal effort to suit any taste.

Holiday Appetizers with Brussels Sprouts

Their “pop-able” nature makes brussels sprouts a prime ingredient for appetizer trays, but there’s so much more to sprouts than that. They’re bite-sized and adorable, sure, but they’re just as delicious deconstructed and loaded into cheesy dips or piled atop flatbreads and crostini. Check out these 10 fun ways to work them into your holiday lineup.

Gifts for the Culinary Globe Trotter

If you have a friend who travels thousands of miles just to dine at a renowned restaurant or spends weekends battling deep bouts of wanderlust by cooking cuisine from some far off land—this is the list for them. Tap into the exotic sensibilities of your favorite travelers with this comprehensive list of tested and approved travel-ready gifts for food lovers.

A Blackberry Float Mocktail

This holiday season, there are bound to be glasses full of wine, champagne and delicious cocktails. Are you the designated driver this year? Or do you just not really feel like drinking every day? This blackberry float is your savior – it’s absolutely delicious, looks fancy, and tastes sparkly. Feel the buzz of the holidays with or without liquor.

Festivus Meal – Soup ‘n Toasties

December 23rd is not just ‘the day before the day before Christmas’. It’s much more than that, or can be if you’re willing to open your heart to one of the whackier holiday traditions on offer.

Festive Persimmon Cake

The seasonal tastes of nutmeg and brandy make this a real treat to serve at a holiday party along with egg nog, mulled cider or a glass of sparkling wine.