Oh, man. You guys. Thank you for your comments here last week. The fact that some of us have been on this journey together for 8, 9, 10, 11 years? It kills me. It does. I also loved the advice not to quit my day job. I have seriously gotten tons of mileage out of that.
I'm putting together a little holiday gift guide--mostly the usual, an assortment of books and games--that I am hoping to publish soon. In the meantime, here are a few links to holiday favorites:
- Holiday Crudités with the best-ever Green Dip
- Wild (or not-so-wild) Mushroom Pate
- Boursin-Style Cheese Spread
- Roasted Cabbage
- Potato-Fennel Gratin
- Parmesan-Rosemary Butternut Gratin
- Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
- Savory Corn Pudding
- Cranberry Upside-Down cake
- Sparkling Cranberry Centerpiece
- My Mom's Cranberry Sauce
I realize that I have never posted a turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potato, or pecan pie recipe here. And those are all things I make every year. Every single year. Like, all the years, every last one. But here's the sweet potato dish I always make. It's an old Gourmet recipe, and it's excellent. The apricots keep it just barely this side of cloying.
Also, if you're making vanilla extract as a holiday gift, now's the time to start.
Happy everything. xoxo