Category Archives: Holiday dishes

How to Make Beet Pancakes: This Heart Day, Impress your Mark Darcy with Pink Food

By: Melanie It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and this year, there’s real reason to rejoice: news just broke that there is another installment of my favorite guilty pleasure, Bridget Jones, in the works. The third book in the series is due … Continue reading

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How to Make Eggnog: An Easy, Scrooge Approved Recipe

By: Melanie Though December is only half over, I’m already starting to feel that dread, that familiar letdown that can only mean one thing: Christmas is over. My husband, Brian, and I (both of us are long time lovers of … Continue reading

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The Perfect Holiday Cocktail: A Clockwork Orange Vodka Fizz

By: Melanie Hooray! The holidays are upon us once more. Tis the season! The season for indulging.  For chex mix, cheese logs, pecan pies, deviled eggs, and jell-o molds.  (Or not. maybe you’re looking to be sensibly abstemious this go-round. … Continue reading

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How to Make Cheddar and Chive Biscuits: Confessions of a Recovering Book Snob

By: Melanie It’s true, of course, that Christy and I write YA and I do love to read in that genre, but I cannot lie: my heart belongs to the classics. From Dickens to Rand, Wilde to Gogol, and Austen … Continue reading

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How to Make Pecan Praline Angel Food Cake: No Dumpster Diving Required

By: Melanie They say everything changes when you have a baby. In some ways, this is true. Since the birth of my twins last year, I’ve discovered a few things. For one, there is no such thing as a “quick … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Cream Pie: Confession Time

By: Melanie I’m guessing if you’ve read Kathryn Stockett’s The Help,  (or, I guess, seen the movie) there’s one scene in particular you’ll never forget: The Pie.  THE pie.  Ugh.  I’m not gonna lie, our book club spent more time than … Continue reading

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How to Make Raisin Bran Muffins: The Importance of Eating “Quite Calmly”

By: Melanie One of my all-time favorite works of literature (and not coincidently, least favorite movies) has to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Every time I reread the play, I notice another pun, hyperbole, or hilarious bit of … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Drowned in Espresso, not at Hedeby Island

By: Christy Perhaps you’ll notice that the title for this post is inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,* which I just finished reading a few weeks ago. While I read, as I pondered the mysteries and suppressed cravings … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with a Twist: How to make pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin seed pesto

By: Melanie Is it me, or has this year flown by? It was just Valentine’s Day (wasn’t it?!), and yet somehow, Thanksgiving is nearly upon us.  Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite holidays. As a vegetarian, a day … Continue reading

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