Category Archives: Holiday

Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust, Sweet Potato Ganache and Cranberry

Phew, Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust, Sweet Potato Ganache and Cranberry is long title, and a title where there’s no pun, sarcasm, or play on any words in general. I think that’s a first for me. … Continue reading

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How to Build a Gingerbread Lighthouse

How to build a Gingerbread Lighthouse….at the last minute. The size of the gummi lobster in relation to a human who could fit through that door, is kind of scary. I suppose my lobsters would be 100 plus years old … Continue reading

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Easy Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) + Halloween FINGER food!

Pho Ga. Ever hear of it? It’s Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup. This is NOT your Bubbes’ Chicken Noodle Soup, but it’s just as soothing and just as delicious, albeit a lot more spiced and exotic. I like to call it … Continue reading

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A Unique Twist on Challah

When I injured my knee (tore my ACL, MCL, ABCDEFG – CL, meniscus etc), and broke my fibula, I went through over a month of hell – pain, immobility, inabilities galore, wheelchair, walker, etc. To add insult to injury (pun intended) tack … Continue reading

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