Monthly Archives: December 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas: Eggnog Pancakes

These pancakes come out so moist and fluffy, but beware they are quite heavy and one should be enough for most people. I am not most people. Eggnog Pancakes 1 cup flour 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon sugar 1 tsp baking … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Brandied Hot Chocolate

This is the trifecta: Chocolate, booze and cream. Brandied Hot Chocolate (adapted from Gourmet) 1 1/2 cups milk (not skim, but 2 percent is fine) 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup brandy 8.5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped 1 tbsp cocoa … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Butterscotch and Back-of-The-Bag Fudge

By Katherine I’ve had richer fudge, fudge with far pricier ingredients, better chocolate, but my mom’s fudge has always set the standard by which I judge all other fudges. It was a treat each Christmas. So when I had a … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Wassail

Americans sure do love their wassail, can’t get enough of it. Oh wait, we said wassail not waffles. Well the drink has been slower to catch on, was probably around the height of its popularity during the revolution when pirates … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Hazelnut Shooters

Even without the toasted hazelnuts ringing the glass, this drink would be fantastic. Add the garnish and you’ve got yourself a party. Despite the name, we encourage sipping not shooting. Toasted Hazelnut Garnish 1/4 cup hazelnuts 1 tbsp powdered sugar … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Jack Frost Punch

This is a rich one. The following recipe serves two to three. But your blender A) Can probably hold more B) Can be used multiple times in one night and C) Called and said it really likes ice cream. Jack … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Sugar Plums

Despite the title, these little treats are quite dense and spicy, but not overly sweet. Feel free to alter the fruit mix. A number of recipes only used dates and apricots. Most recipes we saw called for using a food … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Martini

Continuing on in our countdown to Christmas, or Christmas Eve … or is it the new year? Oh who knows, we had too many of these. Candy Cane Martini 2 ounces vodka 1 ounce peppermint schnapps 1/2 ounce light creme … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

For the next 12 days we’ll bring you recipes that are perfect for Christmas and holiday celebrations. We’ll feature more drinks and sugar than normal, because let’s face it holiday celebrations often involve family or coworkers, sometimes both. Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Baked Penne with Eggplant and Capers

This recipe is adapted from Piatta Unico: When One Course Makes a Meal a fun little cookbook that’s been gathering dust in our cabinet for more than a year. We’re terrible people. OK, only our neighbors think that, but we … Continue reading

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