Healthy Holiday Recipe: Maple Infused Shredded Brussel Sprouts

It is a blustery, rainy cold day here in the Northeast. We are having what we New Englanders know as a Nor'Easter or, in other words, a really bad storm.  Luckily where I live we are getting buckets of rain instead of shovels of snow, but that leads to its own host of problems, like my newly groomed dog begging to go outside and romp in what looks like small ponds in my yard....more

Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

Happy Thanksgiving week! We know you’ve got the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and the cranberry sauce covered for your feast this week. Those recipes are sacred, and every family has their own delicious takes on them.But consider adding our recipe for Green Bean Casserole to your table this holiday. This is a healthy, delicious take on a Thanksgiving staple. We promise that you won’t be plagued with unwanted leftovers....more

Store-Bought Pie Dough Showdown: Do Any Compare to Homemade?

Are you a homemade crust user or a store-bought crust user? I put some store-bought crusts through their paces, and updated the prices for 2014. ...more
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War and Peace Fruitcake

There was a spot, down in the basement, in an alcove right off the laundry room, on a shelf next to some boxed holiday dishes and linens.  That’s where the fruitcake would go.The smell was unforgettable: spicy, sweet, savory – and boozy.  As a kid, I was afraid of it.  My father would labor over this culinary enterprise every October.  After he baked it, the fruitcake would be stowed away in a ceramic container, soaking in a bath of brandy and Champagne for two months. ...more

I Don't Even Know What To Call These.

My Nana use to make something similar to these and for the life of me I can't remember what they ...more

They Really Need Family-Only Flights

I might have to try this on Christmas morning with brunch :) I wish you the best over the ...more

Readers Ask, I Answer: Sugarplums

Holiday questions abound!  Keep them coming.  If you want to know anything about food, holiday or otherwise, email me at unprofessionalcookery(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll give you the gift of knowledge.  The gift you can’t return....more

A Kick In The Spicy Candy Pants

Whoo!  On the final stretch of holiday candies around my apartment! Its getting mighty Christmassy over here in my kitchen.  Some people get a bunch of cinnamon pinecones or a wreath, but not ....more

Fennel Gratin: Everyday Is A Holiday - AROMA CUCINA

Fennel Gratin: Everyday Is A Holiday - AROMA CUCINA Easy peasy! A perfect side dish to prepare ahead and bring to a party.  You'll even be sure to please the 'vegeterribles'!  Oops, did I say that too loud? Enjoy and Happy Holidays! ...more