Category Archives: entertaining

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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Cider, pumpkins, and cupcakes, oh my!

Never mind that it snowed the other night in Boston, there is a Nor’easter scheduled to happen today, and it isn’t even November yet–my feet are still firmly planted in autumnal cuisine.  With the big Halloween weekend looming, here are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Black and yellow black and yellow…..and purple, red, and white potato salad with homemade mayonnaise

Although I suppose I could have easily created some sort of simple corn and black bean dish in honor of the Bruins last week, I decided on this more delicious and equally colorful potato salad–complete with homemade mayo!  Perfect for the upcoming Fourth of … Continue reading

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Farnum Hill Cider and apple chutney

  I recently had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic event on behalf of my company, Farnum Hill Ciders.  It was an evening of cider and delicious pairings like fried olives, duck pastrami, smoked salmon in choux puffs, and an apple … 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: caramel pecan sauce

This is the thing about Christmas–sometimes you can’t get it all done.  I was out for more than ten hours yesterday and dragged my sleep-deprived self home to an even more sleep-deprived husband I hadn’t seen in two days.  And I decided … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: Veuve Clicquot

On the first day of Christmas….. I realized how little time is left to finish everything I want to accomplish!  The countdown is on!  Only 12 days left! Don’t think for a second that I am nearly done with shopping or … Continue reading

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