Winter

Winter Snow Flurry Cake, and Not Allowing the Season’s Dreams to Melt Away

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The winter season holds a particularly soft spot in my heart. When I was a little girl growing up in Michigan, where the winters are bitterly icy-cold and heavy with powdery white snow, and made shimmery with clear, glass-hard icicles that hang off of rooftops and tree branches, my favorite thing to do was to go outside, open up my little mouth, and stick out my tongue to taste the soft snow flurries and allow them to dissolve on my tongue. Though they had no real ... {more please!}

A Cozy Holiday: And Momma’s In The Kitchen Baking Cherry-Almond Winter Cake For Christmas

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As the Eve of Christmas descends upon us, And the snowflakes trip and flutter on the gusts of wind outside, We ask daddy if he would build us a fire in the hearth To keep us comfy and toasty inside. The kitchen stove is a steam engine, Piping hot with all burners aglow; Dinner's simmering, sputtering and bubbling away, The aromas dance, mingle and flow. Momma tells us to set the table, With special plates, special ware; And daddy says to light the candles, Whose flames ... {more please!}

A Cozy Holiday: Buttery Winter Mash, A Smash For The Holiday Table

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One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Oh, alright. I'll stop my silliness this instant. And please forgive me in advance—I'm deliriously intoxicated by the wintery Holiday season, as it so beautifully ushers in so much wonderful, cozy food, that I can barely contain myself. But before I digress, let me get back to my original premise: the potato. Don't most of us have a love affair with potatoes? Let's be honest; of all the foods that people tend to be picky about, potatoes are generally ... {more please!}