Posts Tagged: holidays

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Roasted Miso-Marinated Salmon With A Shallot-Ruby Grapefruit Sauce

Sometimes you can get out of your culinary rut in the strangest ways. While I’ll often challenge myself to try something new or tweak a well-loved favorite based on new or delicious looking things at the grocery store, grapefruit just

Roasted Miso-Marinated Salmon With A Shallot-Ruby Grapefruit Sauce

Sometimes you can get out of your culinary rut in the strangest ways. While I’ll often challenge myself to try something new or tweak a well-loved favorite based on new or delicious looking things at the grocery store, grapefruit just

Cassoulet (Or Exotic Comfort Food With Maximum Fanfare & Minimal Fuss)

Christmas dinner at Chez Gekiuma is usually a quiet affair with the hubby (whenever he can pry himself away from work) and me plus or minus the occasional orphaned guest(s). But even if it wasn’t a cozy, mellow affair, cassoulet

Cassoulet (Or Exotic Comfort Food With Maximum Fanfare & Minimal Fuss)

Christmas dinner at Chez Gekiuma is usually a quiet affair with the hubby (whenever he can pry himself away from work) and me plus or minus the occasional orphaned guest(s). But even if it wasn’t a cozy, mellow affair, cassoulet

Fudgey Chocolate Peppermint Cookies With Candy Cane Sprinkles

As you get older, despite having a bigger budget, it seems that it’s harder to find something to give people. In this modern life of interwebs convenience where salt from Tibet can be conveniently shipped across oceans and dropped off

Fudgey Chocolate Peppermint Cookies With Candy Cane Sprinkles

As you get older, despite having a bigger budget, it seems that it’s harder to find something to give people. In this modern life of interwebs convenience where salt from Tibet can be conveniently shipped across oceans and dropped off

Spice Me Pumpkin Bread

The torrential rains have melted away, gracing us with crystal clear skies, bursts of sun and highs in the mid 40s, heralding the return of Madam Nature’s fall line: scattered showers in grey monochrome with morning temps in the high

Spice Me Pumpkin Bread

The torrential rains have melted away, gracing us with crystal clear skies, bursts of sun and highs in the mid 40s, heralding the return of Madam Nature’s fall line: scattered showers in grey monochrome with morning temps in the high

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

What’s Christmas Without Eggnog… Cake?

While I like the idea of eggnog, I can usually only finish half a glass before I’ve had my quota for the year. The egg-y, spicy aroma and the creamy velvety sensation as it coats your mouth are irresistible but

What’s Christmas Without Eggnog… Cake?

While I like the idea of eggnog, I can usually only finish half a glass before I’ve had my quota for the year. The egg-y, spicy aroma and the creamy velvety sensation as it coats your mouth are irresistible but

No Turkey For Me: Maple-Glazed Cornish Game Hen

Telling people you don’t like turkey at Thanksgiving is akin to saying that you don’t like babies or enjoy kicking puppies. There. I said it. I’m one of those people. Except for the odd club sandwich, I’ve never been a

No Turkey For Me: Maple-Glazed Cornish Game Hen

Telling people you don’t like turkey at Thanksgiving is akin to saying that you don’t like babies or enjoy kicking puppies. There. I said it. I’m one of those people. Except for the odd club sandwich, I’ve never been a