Posts Tagged "Christmas and Holiday season"


When I was researching my original cookbook, I discovered that your basic traditional mincemeat pie was (of course, duh) made partially of meat. It usually had large amounts of beef suet as well, which was something I had usually relegated to bird feeders. I came across a recipe and made some modifications, which really means I omitted the meat and suet. However, the amount of alcohol in the filling made the whole thing—to be...

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These came in the mail for me on the same day: I have a feeling Star Wars: The Force Awakens will break all the box office records, or at least the December ones. It’ll probably break all the merchandising records as well. Heck, I want to get my older grandson a BB-8 and he has no idea about any of this stuff at all. Yet when I showed him the photo, he was immediately attracted to it, oohing and aahing, as if he knew all about...

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Hybrid Holidays

Hybrid Holidays


Posted By on Dec 16, 2014

After moaning and groaning about various things, I figured I owed you an actual recipe for a change. Since I owe no allegiance to any organized religion, my holiday seasons are always free to borrow from any sort of traditions I please. Usually this finds me turning on my favorite musical, Fiddler on the Roof, while spending a day baking Christmas cookies. Now that Bob has retired, my baking day has shortened significantly. I used to...

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