The weekend before Thanksgiving, I had an opportunity to visit The Enchanted Forest, a fundraiser for The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) to do some social media outreach for them. The event is their primary fundraiser for the year, and proceeds go to community programs that they support, including back-to-school health fairs and backpacks, […]
We turned on the Pandora Christmas station last week and began putting up Christmas decorations over the weekend. Yes, it’s time for some festive food and holiday parties, and time to bring on the eggnog in all forms, liquid or dessert. My family always has eggnog during the holidays, and I love to drink it […]
I think this post officially beats my record for the earliest Thanksgiving recipe, but I can’t help it; this butternut squash au gratin is just too good to wait until Turkey Day. Make it for Sunday dinner sometime with roasted chicken, turkey, or pork, and then again for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s definitely a keeper.
Polish krupnik staropolski is a traditional honey-spiced liqueur typically served during Wigilia, the Christmas Eve meal. Small glasses are passed around with hot, peppery krupnik, which will warm you up quickly. Family recipes may be passed down through the generations and vary widely, with up to 50 different spices.
Breakfast is one of our favorite things about Christmas day. We sit down together later in the morning after all the presents have been unwrapped but before Michael and the boys begin work on assembling toys, and enjoy a hot breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls, scones, pancakes, cranberry apple French toast, panettone, or waffles. These […]
Making cakes for Christmas is a tradition that goes almost as far back as the holiday itself, and every family has their own favorite for celebrating. Here are some of our favorite types of Christmas cakes, and we hope you’ll share your favorites in the comments, too. Michael’s family makes prune cake, a moist, dense […]