Category Archives: Christmas

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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Pasta of the Month – Christmas Pasta

Super simple pasta side dish that reflects the colors of Christmas – Red, Green and White… Super simple and ready fast!  Want to try it?  

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National Cookie Day and Link up

This Sunday is National Cookie Day!  These little treats have been around for centuries!  The word cookie comes from the Dutch word, “koekie”, which means little cake.  Most of the original cookies weren’t as sweet as our modern versions because sugar … Continue reading

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Pernil Asado and Puerto Rican Rice

This crispy pork roast is a traditional Christmas dinner in Puerto Rico.  Roasted on high to crisp it first, then slow roasted for several hours, this roast just melts in your mouth.  Serve it with traditional rice – the two … Continue reading

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Pork Tamales – A Mexican Tradition

I remember when I was a teenager, my mom’s best friend was from Mexico.  Every year on Christmas eve, her and her family made a huge pot of tamales and we were always given a couple of dozen – and … Continue reading

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