side dish - honey-ginger roasted carrots.

Honey-Ginger Roasted Carrots

Fresh carrots coated in a spicy sweet glaze of honey and ginger and roasted until just tender. These are an excellent addition to a holiday meal and simple enough for a weeknight. Recipe Highlights: Quick and easy recipe for holiday meals or family dinners Roasted carrots (and all roasted vegetables) have a nutty sweetness that often appeals to non-vegetable lovers. Low…

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roasted boneless leg of lamb with carrots

Boneless Leg of Lamb with Tarragon Rub

Roast leg of lamb makes a wonderful holiday dinner. Roasted with savory tarragon, garlic, and capers this easy lamb recipe is a real treat. Strange as this may sound, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. My interest in all things Celtic comes entirely from growing up in a proud Irish-American family. That our most recent immigrant ancestor left the…

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White chocolate popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn

One of my tricks for managing treats is finding opportunities to share something I want to eat with others. In that spirit of sharing Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to make a batch of crunchy-sweet white chocolate popcorn. I get to share Valentines love in the form of a homemade candy treat and keep just a bit for myself….

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Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

The salty sweet combination of peanut butter and chocolate is almost as good as it gets – from a food perspective. And, taking your kids to the theater, for the first time, to see A Charlie Brown Christmas live and meeting the Peanuts Gang after the show, may actually be as good as it gets – from a parenting perspective. Since…

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