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Robbie Burns Day: the Haggis

What’s Robbie Burns day without haggis? If you can’t have haggis, you at least need whisky. I’m a traditionalist, so I like to do both if I can and I wrote about the whisky yesterday. Robbie Burns Day is…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
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Robbie Burns Day: the Whisky

When I was young, Robbie Burns Day meant highland dancing in some sort of festival, but now that I know better, it has come to mean whisky. Robbie Burns day is the closest thing to a Scotch national holiday and while…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 1st, 2010
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Happy Pi Day!

March 14th is Pi Day, a day to celebrate the great and never-ending number.   While I know it’s not “officially” a food celebration, I figure my BMath gives me permission share the day with my Foodist…

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Posted by: on Saturday, March 14th, 2009
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Happy Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday also known as Pancake Tuesday and Paczki Day. It is the day that in many Christian calendars households need to get rid of all the fat, flour, sugar and fruit from their…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
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Oops. Gravy too salty? Add potato!

This holiday season my sister and I collaborated on Christmas dinner for our family—about 20 people this year! To our chagrin, our gravy made from the turkey drippings became too salty as it simmered away, reducing to…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 15th, 2009
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Why the cookie crumbles

I’ve make these cranberry shortbread stars every Christmas for the past ten years, and they have quite the following. They’re buttery and crumbly, with just a hint of tartness from the addition of dried…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 29th, 2008
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What Are You Eating This Holiday?

Turkey or ham? Mashed or roasted? Sweet or savoury? Christmas cookies or Hannukah latkes? Eggnog or fine wine? Meat or vegetarian? European, North American, Latin, Asian? There are so many traditional dishes that make up…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 25th, 2008
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Chocolate chocolate snowflakes

I’m really picky when it comes to chocolate-containing recipes, so I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe for chocolate cookies. The recipe is actually for a chocolate sandwich cookie with peppermint filling,…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

A few years ago, I added this recipe for cranberry and white chocolate shortbread to my list of cookies I bake every Christmas.  This recipe has become a holiday favorite in my house, and will knock the socks off any…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 15th, 2008
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Brown Sugar Baked Brie

Baked Brie has been known to cause at stir at parties, but this brown sugar baked brie is a show stopper. The recipe is very easy, and requires only three ingredients. Every time I make this brie, I wonder how something…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 7th, 2008
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Happy Holidays from IBC and Betty Fuller

Long before the In the Kitchen blog existed, there was Betty Fuller and her ground (beef)-breaking alternatives to your typical holiday fare. We have all studied her methods (Ben more so than the rest of us) and admire…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 22nd, 2006
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Wines for the Holidays

Here’s a few reasonably priced holiday wine recommendations (either for giving or drinking, or both) from among the many wines I’ve tried in the past few weeks. For the whites, both the Seven Hills Viognier…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
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Holiday 2005 French Extravaganza

This holiday season we decided instead of just making restaurant reservations for our company holiday dinner, Ben and Mark would cook a gourmet nine course French meal paired with a carefully selected wine flight. A good…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
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