Polish Krupnik (Honey Spiced Vodka) for Christmas Eve

Andrea Meyers - Polish Krupnik (Honey Spiced Vodka)

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.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Glaze

Andrea Meyers - Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Glaze

I don’t know what Christmas morning is like at your house, but ours is pretty much chaos. The boys are up early, sometimes way too early, and breakfast doesn’t happen until all the stockings and presents have been opened and unwrapped. By then everyone is hungry and ready to eat, so tackling a major breakfast… 

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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread with Cranberries

Andrea Meyers - Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread with Cranberries

Yesterday the sun came out after Hurricane Sandy roared through. Some of our windows had steady leaks during the height of the storm, and some of our outdoor stuff got blown about, but otherwise we were very fortunate. Before the storm I went on a baking spree, something I always do so we will have… 

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Curried Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Tomato Soup (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Curried Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Tomato Soup

Peanut soup is something I’ve always wanted to try, so when we visited my parents in South Carolina, I picked up two bags of raw peanuts in the shells and had a fun afternoon shelling with the boys. I set out a half-sheet baking pan and gave each of the boys a pie pan, and… 

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Creamy Polenta (Grits) with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Andrea Meyers - Creamy Polenta (Grits) with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

There’s something about cool air and the color of autumn leaves that causes me to start craving comfort foods. I start adding soups and roasted vegetables to our weekly menu, which will often include grits and polenta. I like my grits both savory and sweet, and this simple bowl of homey grits and mushrooms hits… 

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Peaches and Cream Popsicles with Greek Yogurt

Andrea Meyers - Peaches and Cream Popsicles with Greek Yogurt

Peaches don’t last long around our house, so unless I hide them I don’t often get a chance to make something. Hockey Guy will scarf down one or two every day with breakfast, lunch, or for snack, and enjoys the juice running down his chin and pulling out the pits. Last year we planted a… 

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