National Hot Tea Month

January is National Hot Tea Month! What better time to use my Finnish tea, plates, and tea towels, all to enjoy around a cozy fire.

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Cookbook Giveaway for the New Year!

Happy New Year! I have a fun way for someone to win a cookbook: All you have to do is guess the day my first grandchild will be born! Read on…

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Hoppin’ John for Luck in the New Year

Hoppin’ John is traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck for the New Year. This version is baked and cut into squares!

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Cubano Sandwich from Christmas Leftovers

A 14-pound fresh ham from Christmas makes for a lot of leftovers, including a delicious Cubano sandwich!

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Sphere Magazine, December 1974

Many classic recipes we make for Christmas today were also popular back in this Sphere Magazine December 1974 issue, including a wonderful mulled wine.

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Merry Christmas 2016!!

Merry Christmas!!

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Christmas Ribbon Salad

This jello salad says Christmas! It tastes wonderful and can be made ahead during this busy season.

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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