Holidays

Even if you rarely cook, chances are that you do on special holidays. Whether it’s a dish to share for a Memorial Day picnic or your once-a-year perfectly roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, here are articles related to holidays and holiday cooking that you may find helpful. You’ll also find some articles exploring the history of holidays and how other cultures celebrate.
 

Mashed Potatoes FAQ

November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Mashed Potatoes FAQ

Mashed Potatoes Frequently Asked Questions Should I peel the potatoes before cooking? This is purely a personal preference. I peel my potatoes first, but I also know people who leave the peels on and then peel them after they are cooked. This sounds like more work than I want to do, but it is an […]

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Best Mashed Potato Options

November 19, 2018 0 Comments
Best Mashed Potato Options

Now Let’s Consider A Few Options When Mashing Potatoes Choosing the Right Potato to Mash A potato is basically a package that contains starch, sugar and water along with some nutrients, especially in the skins. But, there are many different varieties of potato, and they differ in the proportions of each component. Most cookbooks tell […]

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Kellys Christmas Crack

December 7, 2017 3 Comments
Kellys Christmas Crack

How to Make the Simplest Christmas Crack This Holiday My wife arrived home with holiday glee in her eyes with tales of an incredible Christmas treat prepared by her boss that she just had to immediately recreate for our family and friends. She could barely set down the bags of ingredients she just purchased for […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

November 25, 2017 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

How to Make Waffles from Leftover Stuffing This year we cooked way more food than everyone could eat so there were a lot of leftovers even after sending everyone home with a doggie bag. One of those leftovers was stuffing, some that was cooked with the turkey and some that was cooked separately in a […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

  What’s That Turkey Dinner Going to Cost in 2017? Well, not as much as last year if you buy all the same things in the same amounts as you did last year according to the Farm Bureau’s 2017 Survey.  In fact, this is the lowest cost in 5 years. For the last few years […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Holiday Gift Guide

All I Want For Christmas in 2016 Each year I make a wish list of cool toys for the kitchen that I would love to find under the tree Christmas morning.  It’s sort of my Dear Santa letter that I send this time of year. I’m not sure Santa is checking out The Reluctant Gourmet, […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2016

November 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2016

The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner in 2016 Is Back Under $50 The price of a Thanksgiving meal according to The American Farm Bureau Federation is now less than $5 per person. Before you get too excited, last year it was $5.01 per person so not much of a decline but I’ll take it. Every year […]

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Culinary Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Culinary Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

All I Want For Christmas 2015 Every year at this time I make a Wish List of some of the cool gadgets and kitchenware I would like Santa to put under our Christmas tree and hope my wife reads this post.  There are so many exciting new products on the market I would like to […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2015

November 24, 2015 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2015

The 2015 Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Tops $50 Once again the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is going up but not by much and for different reasons. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s informal price survey of classic items for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people is up about 70 cents from last year to […]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Holiday Gift Guide

 Looking For That Unique Gift For Your Favorite Cook? It’s that time of year again when you urgently try to find the perfect gift for that someone special who loves to cook but they have every gadget imaginable. Well, The Reluctant Gourmet is hear to help you find something new and different this year if […]

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