Category Archives: Holidays

Cardamom-Scented Pumpkin Pie

We love pumpkin pie, and of course it is a must-have dessert at Thanksgiving.  It is fun to tweak the flavorings and try different combinations of spices.  I’ve tried all sorts of variations over the years, and this recipe is … Continue reading

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Cranberry Bread

When my kids were in elementary school, every year before Thanksgiving we checked out the book Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin, from the library.  It is different so many other Thanksgiving stories for children as it isn’t about … Continue reading

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Lemon Tarragon Stuffed Eggs

Got hard boiled eggs that you dyed for Easter?  A great way to enjoy them after the hunt is to make them into stuffed eggs.  I have tried all kinds of recipes for stuffed (or “deviled”) eggs over the years, … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns

These yeast buns are such a delicious pre-Easter treat.  Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and studded with currants, they are slightly sweet. We especially enjoy them for breakfast. Hot Cross Buns may date back to celebrations of the vernal equinox … Continue reading

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Cardamom Braid

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices.  I love it in Indian cooking, but I also like to add cardamom to cakes, cookies, pies and breads.  (Maybe this is my half-Norwegian heritage coming through, as cardamom is a common flavor … Continue reading

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Gingerbread People (and Bears)

We enjoy making gingerbread cookies every Christmas.  We like the spice combination in this gingerbread cookie recipe from Rose’s Christmas Cookies from Rose Levy Beranbaum.  The ginger flavor is not too strong, and the cookies are nicely crisp.  Rose is … Continue reading

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Swedish Cinnamon Cookies

It’s time to be baking Holiday cookies!  For some reason, I usually start the holiday baking jag with these Swedish Cinnamon Cookies.  They are simple to make, and while not fancy, are the best-tasting cinnamon cookie I have ever had.  … Continue reading

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