Monthly Archives: December 2016

Potato Latkes

Tomorrow is the beginning of Hanukkah.  The word Hanukkah is Hebrew for dedication.  This eight day holiday remembers the re-dedication of the temple after Judah the Maccabee drove the Greeks from the temple in the holy land.  When the faithful … Continue reading

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Ribbe & Norwegian Christmas Cabbage

In modern Norway, this meal is one of the traditional Christmas dinners (right up there with lamb roast).   After I did some research I contacted my niece’s husband who grew up with a very traditional Norwegian mom.  When I … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

A traditional Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American homes is the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  It supposedly started in Southern Italy as la vigilia (the vigil) symbolizing the wait for the birth of Christ. This meal is not a … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up # 75

The holidays begin next week!!  I mean – it’s here!!  Do you need a break?  I know I do – the weather has been crazy and my work schedule has put a real damper on getting things done – and … Continue reading

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Bacon, Cheddar and Potato Chowder

Looking for something to warm you on these cold winter evenings?  Here’s a pretty easy chowder that fits the bill.  Creamy potatoes, smokey bacon and mounds of cheddar cheese.  It’s pretty easy to do 

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