Posts tagged as entertaining/holidays

French 75 (aka Mollytav Cocktail)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:43pm

Happy New Year! Bubbles aren’t just for New Year’s Eve of course, in fact in my book they’re for every day (bit of an obsession), especially when topping a fabulous cocktail. When I had the idea to conjure a cocktail recipe to open 2012, I immediately tweeted my minxstress friend Molly McNeil, she of the…

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Popovers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 21, 2011 at 2:03pm

It actually hurt me a little bit to bake a pan of popovers for the photo. I don’t miss many things since giving up gluten – mostly good beer, honestly – but oh, popovers! Truly the world’s most perfect butter delivery vehicle, soft and eggy, steamy and crusty, marvelously ragged with melted-butter-pooling crevices. In college,…

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Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:16am

Given lusty poached plums and a hint of orange, this cake would be stunning on the Christmas table. Recipe for Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote at Food & Wine Magazine/Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures.

Turkey a la King

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:40am

Um, I’m a bit late putting this up, I’m very sorry. This dish is of course is perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey…perhaps you froze some? Then you’re in luck! A creamy, delicious topping for rice, or filling for a luscious pot pie. Perhaps you’re roasting a turkey for Christmas? I’m trying… Recipe for Turkey a…

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Thanksgiving 2011

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:36pm

Thanksgiving kicked off when my dad pulled up to the house last Tuesday afternoon, fresh from a quail hunt in Tennessee. My stepmom Susanna flew in a few hours later from Sheridan, Wyoming, their now home. My house and kitchen were immediately improved. Dad sharpened my knives and starting halving and marinating quail in buttermilk…

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Maple-Roasted Almonds

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 23, 2011 at 7:31am

Two days until Thanksgiving! I’m freaking out a little bit! I do have a turkey, yes. And a loose plan for filling out the rest of the meal, including generous family members bringing a good number of dishes. But if you’re sitting at your desk today, sweating a little at the thought of how much…

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Pumpkin Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:50am

Spicy, tender Pumpkin Cake to eat warm with whipped cream. Lovely for dessert, but devoured ’round these parts…for breakfast! When we ran out of whipped cream I just poured heavy cream over warm pieces, in a bowl, and made my son very happy. A little grating of fresh nutmeg over the top is a nice…

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Cornbread Dressing

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:41am

Last Thanksgiving was my first since giving up gluten, so to keep things easy, I just skipped eating my favorite part of my favorite meal…the dressing. Boo! I really missed it, as much as I dig turkey and mashed potatoes. Which is very, very much. This year, particularly since I’m hosting, I decided to play…

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Challah with Honey-Rosemary Butter

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 1, 2011 at 4:51pm

Tender, egg-y challah bread is lovely on the Thanksgiving table. Not only is it pretty, but it harkens back to my mom’s yeasty homemade crescent rolls, but for about one-tenth of the effort. The honey-rosemary butter plays nicely with turkey, squash, and stuffing. And everything. Challah Makes one large loaf 4 c. bread flour (unbleached…

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Dutch Apple Pancake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 20, 2011 at 1:38pm

This pancake is meant to be served with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, which is lovely, but I’ll be honest…a generous drizzle of Sapsucker Farms maple syrup, with a tidy pile of crispy bacon, is a very, incredibly awesome way to usher in fall. For my gluten-free friends, I did a little experiment using gluten-free,…

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