Small Batch Eggnog

Small Batch Eggnog. A scaled-down boozy eggnog recipe for your holiday tippling. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

Eggnog is a divisive beverage. It inspires strong feelings. There are some who look forward to the time of year when it’s socially acceptable to down a glass of frothy nutmeg-topped egg and cream, and others who consider it a gloppy scourge of the holiday season. I have always fallen firmly into the former camp. […]

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies. A soft and spicy Christmas cut-out cookie. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

It’s been a rainy couple of days. We put off getting our Christmas tree because we didn’t want to end up with a puddle of water on the hardwood floors. I don’t mind the milder weather, but I quickly tire of the gray skies. Luckily, I had something of a pick-me-up stuck in a container […]

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Salted Chocolate Rye Cookies

Salted Chocolate Rye Cookies. Rich chocolatey cookies with muscovado sugar and rye flour topped with flaky sea salt. Deep, dark cookies with a truffle-like texture and a hint of malty flavor from the rye flour. Utterly beguiling. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

You know you’re a new homeowner when you find yourself attempting to do some quick and easy home improvements, like replacing the gungy kitchen faucet and tightening the loose handle on the dishwasher, and two days later, after trips to three different stores, you still don’t have the right part for the faucet and the […]

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Savoy Cabbage Gratin

Savoy Cabbage Gratin with Delice de Bourgogne. Meltingly tender ruffly savoy cabbage in a rich puddle of tangy cheese enriched broth. Almost hard to believe it's really cabbage. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

If one wants evidence that cooking is an alchemical process, one need look no further than this rich, savory puddle of a gratin that once was a head of savoy cabbage. Savoy is the frilly, ruffled member of the cabbage family. Its leaves are more tender than green or red cabbage, and its flavor is milder and […]

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