Tag Archives: holiday

stuffed french toast with raspberry sauce

morning star cafe, a little breakfast joint back home, is one of my favorite places to eat, ever. growing up, i would always order the stuffed french toast (sweetened cream cheese sandwiched between two thick pieces of french toast & … Continue reading

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arabic kofta (ground lamb with onion & parsley)

if you know me well, you probably aren’t shocked by the fact i’m not the biggest fan of your run-of-the-mill, traditional valentine’s day. to me, it seems like just another capitalistic exploit of female insecurities created & perpetuated by the … Continue reading

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sweet potato gratin with caramelized onions, sage & chipotle peppers

sorry for the brief hiatus… i left good ol’ michigan on wednesday in order to head back to school. on my way, i stopped to see my sister & some college friends in chicago. my inner shopping monster also came … Continue reading

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new year’s eve at cygnus 27

each year, my parents insist that we stay home for new year’s eve & ring in the new year as a family. most of us kids typically disregard that request & go out with our friends for the holiday. this … Continue reading

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vegetarian strata with spinach, green pepper & red onion

i made this vegetarian breakfast casserole for my family on christmas morning to enjoy alongside their freshly baked morning buns. like morning buns, this casserole can be prepared ahead of time & popped into the oven half an hour before … Continue reading

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christmas morning buns

i’d never had a morning bun until i moved to madison, where they are sold everywhere (including starbucks, although i’m certain there are better places to find them). as you know, i’m on a cinnamon kick, so these seemed like … Continue reading

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snickerdudes

i’m on a holiday spice kick lately; can you tell? first it was the cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread & now it’s these amazingly easy to bake, super-soft snickerdoodle cookies from the kitchn. let’s not forget about my daily cup (or six) of … Continue reading

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cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread

sunday night i was craving something sweet, so i stayed up late making this bread. halfway through, i got too tired to wait for the dough to rise yet again, so i assembled the doughy, buttery, cinnamon sugary pieces in the baking … Continue reading

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mrs. mathews’ holiday fudge

this recipe is from nathan’s mom & it has to be one of my favorite desserts. every december, i look forward to getting a tin full of it around the holidays. after an unfortunate incident where my little brother inhaled … Continue reading

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