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.
 

Thanksgiving Planner

November 21, 2011 4 Comments
Thanksgiving Planner

Thanksgiving Pre Game Tips I say pre-game because Thanksgiving can be complicated cooking match especially if you are cooking for a crowd. The good news is there is plenty of great advice in your favorite cooking magazines (you probably received them in September) and a never-ending supply of ideas on the Internet with the click […]

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Halloween Peach Pie Recipe

October 28, 2011 3 Comments
Halloween Peach Pie Recipe

It’s Halloween on Monday so what better way to get into the holiday than learn some history about Washington Irving, Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. My friend Chef Mark Vogel wrote this article about these guys and finishes it off with a recipe for Peach Pie to “honor Ichabod and the Legend of Sleepy […]

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What a Great Father’s Day

June 20, 2011 0 Comments
What a Great Father’s Day

What a great Father’s Day I enjoyed yesterday. Started with an hour walk with my wife Meg, then a swim later in the day with my youngest daughter Maddie and then a visit to Harriton Farms near where we live to sample some delicious ice cream from Yoder’s Country Market in New Holland, PA made […]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 30, 2011 1 Comment
Happy Memorial Day

What Are You Eating On Memorial Day First, I would like to thank all the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the military. Without you, this great country of ours would not be what it is today. I would especially like to salute my dad who served in the Korean […]

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Happy Mothers Day 2011

May 8, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Mothers Day 2011

Above is a photo of my mom and me eating ice cream on the beach in Miami, Florida over 40 years ago. I don’t have a lot of photos of my mother and I eating or cooking back in the day because in those days my dad didn’t take a lot of pictures. It was […]

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Happy Pi Day

March 14, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Pi Day

Today I learned from my 13-year-old daughter that it is Pi  Day celebrated every March 14 – 3/14 – 3.14 – commemorating the mathematical constant pi = 3.14159265+. Pi represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter (its width) and its circumference (the distance around the circle). I was not aware that there was such a […]

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Valentine’s Day 2011

February 12, 2011 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day 2011

Hey everyone, it’s Valentine’s Day on Monday. Where will you be dining on this romantic holiday? Going out to a favorite restaurant or will you be preparing a special meal for the love of your life? Me, I’m going to be coaching my 13 year old daughter’s basketball team because both regular coaches will be […]

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Cooking Beef Tenderloin

January 3, 2011 3 Comments
Cooking Beef Tenderloin

New Year’s Eve Beef Tenderloin Dinner If you are reading this holiday recipe, it just may be near the New Year so I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, full of great joy and wonderful meals.  I’m looking forward to the New Year and all the new cooking techniques and recipes I will learn and […]

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A Dicken’s Christmas Recipe for Colcannon

December 23, 2010 0 Comments
A Dicken’s Christmas Recipe for Colcannon

A Recipe For Getting Into the Spirit of the Holidays Every year we start the holiday season by watching as a family the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens starring Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, the parents of June Lockart who played one of the daughters in the movie. Later […]

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Winter Fruit Bowl Recipe

December 13, 2010 0 Comments
Winter Fruit Bowl Recipe

This is one of my wife’s favorite recipes during the holidays starting on Thanksgiving when fresh cranberries are easy to find.  You can make it with frozen cranberries but I suggest you find whole fresh ones if available. It’s a very simple recipe and you can play around with the ingredients based on what you […]

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