Monthly Archives: December 2011

Roasted Okra with Baby Bell Peppers

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. Some shy away from it because, when boiled, it has a somewhat slimy and gelatinous texture. It is very good fried, which eliminates the slimy consistency. Sprinkle it with salt, black pepper, and … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Winter Salad with Creme Fraiche Meyer Lemon Dressing

I dislike the day after Christmas. The hustle, bustle, and excitement of Christmas week is over and I am exhausted, yet I don’t want it to end. My husband helped start off the day on a good note by making … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

I want to wish all of my family, friends and readers a very Merry Christmas. We will celebrate with my family on Christmas Eve and my husband’s family on Christmas Night. My children are so excited. My preparations are almost … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Baking: Browned Butter Thumbprints

I spent the weekend baking and will continue to bake cookies everyday from now until December 23rd. The house smells great. I began last Friday by making a list of all the cookies I wanted to bake, any ingredients I … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Baking: Sicilian Cookies

I love to bake cookies for the holidays. I usually bake a dozen different kinds during the week leading up to Christmas. The majority are Italian favorites, but I also make some German and Scandinavian cookies. We have a fun … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Lasagna

The house is decorated, the gifts are purchased, and it is still early in the month. I need to wrap everything and sort, but I am ahead of the game this year. This is new for me. But I wanted … Continue reading

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Apricot Mint Yogurt Dip

I recently learned about a new Mediterranean/Middle Eastern market in the area. I went there this weekend and had a great time loading my cart with dried figs, fava beans, Lebanese pickled turnips, yogurt, fresh mint and dill, and lavash. … Continue reading

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