Category Archives: Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas: peppermint meringues

With every holiday/special occasion/festive time of year, I tend to stress out attempting to make every recipe I see in blogs and magazines.  By the time summer has come and gone, I feel guilty that I missed my window to use those beautiful, local cranberry beans … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: crabbies

You know that if I repeat a recipe here on Eating the Rind, it must be serious.  Attempting the “12 days of Christmas” series again this year is challenging due to a generally chaotic time of year, but also because I … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: meyer lemon olive oil cake with cranberries

And just like that, another Christmas season is upon us.  Kind of hard to believe, especially as the temperature in Boston is 61°F today.  December 6.  61 degrees.  As much as I yearn for cooler weather and softly falling flakes to inspire … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: citrus and herb encrusted schrod

I’m not one to start counting calories days before Christmas, but we just had a big weekend of eating and drinking (crabbies and prosecco punch anyone?) and another few days of feasting are just around the corner.  I just wanted to have … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: crème de menthe brownies

Once upon a time, circa 1989, there was a second grader named Jessica who returned to Brackett Elementary School after Christmas vacation with the only remaining three crème de menthe brownies in her Disney lunchbox–the most prized of desserts.  When lunchtime rolled … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: prosecco punch

Like many others this weekend, we’re having  a party tonight!  And thanks to our white rug, no red wine allowed! Instead: Prosecco Punch (adapted from Emeril’s Champagne Punch) juice of 3 lemons 1 cup superfine sugar 1 cup Grand Marnier 1/2 … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: mushroom risotto

The few weeks leading up to Christmas are not necessarily all eggnog and treats.  Even though I devote a good amount of time to imagining myself on a leisurely Christmas holiday in the snowy countryside (anyone remember Muppet Family Christmas?) or devouring fondue in … Continue reading

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