Monthly Archives: December 2019

Special Cuisine for a Special Year Ahead (December 29 – January 4)

Everyone wishes for good luck in the New Year, which is why many serve black-eyed peas and also cabbage for wealth on January 1. Another tradition is to serve ham, which takes several hours to prepare. My suggestion is to … Continue reading

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Christmastime Cheer Is Most Memorable (December 22 – December 28)

Christmas dining allows for the thankfulness for our blessings. So, the meal should reflect consideration for this family gathering time. For centuries, a goose, a turkey, or a ham have been the meal of choice, which are all good choices. … Continue reading

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Pack Some Punch with an Unexpected Beverage (December 15 – December 21)

Christmastime entertaining encourages delightful beverages. Try a celebratory Christmas Sangria punch during your next gathering. Served chilled, the base ingredients are: 1 bottle of Merlot red wine, 1/2 cup of orange juice,1/4 cup of cranberry juice, 2/3 cup of super … Continue reading

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Ring in the Red & Green (December 8 – December 14)

In December, it is a tradition to create entrees which have color tones of red and green. There is a lovely dish featured at the Meissl & Schadn restaurant in Vienna, Austria which is comprised of basil filled ravioli. It … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Toasting (December 1 – December 7)

“Toast” to the holidays! Yes, Champagne can be the first pick; however, a toast can also be mini marshmallows on small skewer served with a non-scented candle for each mature guest to “toast” their own marshmallows. Serve this on large … Continue reading

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