Holiday Meals at Restaurants

For the past dozen years or so, I have spent Christmas Eve with my parents - usually at a restaurant. It is nice - no worries about dishes, just relaxing and enjoying each other's company before the round of Christmas Day family visits.When Laura and I became a family, she of course became part of this tradition. And witness to my stellar failures at having a 'local' holiday event....more

Brined & Slow Roasted Provencial-Style Turkey with Dolcetto For The Holidays

During holidays, the smell of roasting turkey deliciously fills the house with warmth, festivity and excitement. The sight of the gorgeous, golden brown turkey coming out of the oven and being placed on the the table is even more enticing.  To read more, click