Nine Years of Life

Family at the beach - Andrea Meyers

My blog’s nine year anniversary came and went last week without much notice from me. I belatedly thought I should make a little cake or something and announce it along with my birthday as I have done in the past. But the words have not come easily, and I wondered what I would write about…. 

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Best of 2014: Our Favorite Recipes

Recipe Favorites from 2014 - Andrea Meyers

As 2014 comes to an end and we look forward to a new year, I am pondering this food blog I’ve been writing for almost nine years. I started it for my family and myself, and the idea that other people would enjoy the recipes and stories didn’t occur to me for the first several… 

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe with Herbed Sour Cream - Andrea Meyers

Mashed potatoes are a staple on many Thanksgiving menus, and honestly it’s hard to top a helping of mashed potatoes and gravy to go with turkey. I like mine with roasted garlic, and I also like mashed sweet potatoes with a variety of flavors mixed in.  When it comes to Thanksgiving, I treasure our family… 

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How to Make Cranberry Liqueur

How to Make Cranberry Liqueur - Andrea Meyers

We began experimenting with homemade liqueurs and infusions several years ago. Our first adventure was the Italian classic limoncello, which we made with both lemons and oranges (arancello), and since then we’ve made Polish krupnik and other concoctions that are now traditions for us. This year we decided to experiment with cranberries, because we look… 

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