Sometimes, especially during the holidays, all thoughts of healthy go out the window and food is welcome just because of the memories is brings. This recipe – for an old-fashioned candy made from a simple potato and lots of sugar – just might be the one recipe that holds the most nostalgia for me. My grandmother used to make it every year for my dad, and even this many years later, it still doesn’t feel like Christmas without it.
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For many of us, a happy holiday starts with great food.
This is the time of year to bust out every top notch ingredient, pull your best kitchen tricks out of your sleeve and get the good dishes dirty. It’s also about baking the very best you can, with the spirit of the season in your heart, and sharing with those you love. That’s why holiday food gifts are tippy top on my short list of things I love to give (and receive!) Continue reading
Hold on to your Santa hats, people. The ranting and raving is about to get out of control. Continue reading
Winter is approaching, and sniffles and sneezes are already starting in our house. But this year we’re ahead of the game with an early batch of homemade elderberry syrup. Elderberry is an immunity-boosting plant that has been used for centuries as a remedy for flu, colds, sore throats, inflammation and a ton of other ailments. While it’s hard to find definitive proof that it will keep you well, the history of its use speaks for itself. A quick Google search will yield page after page of information about this highly regarded berry. Continue reading
It’s that season again! Time to welcome back our thick-skinned, bumpy-faced friends…
No, not T-Rex, silly. I’m talking about winter squash! (Although squash can be pretty intimidating if you don’t know quite what to do with it.) Continue reading