Christmas Dinner

This weekend is the time to shop for those holiday foods for Christmas dinner.  This is a fun time, planning the meal, deciding what would be festive and special.  For many years now, we have done a Standing Rib Roast.  Yes, a bit expensive, but it is Christmas and that is only once a year.  …

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Cranberry Vinegar

Vinaigrette salads have a whole new zing with a flavored vinegar I discovered a while ago. I was shopping at Biltmore Park  in south Asheville, and came across a store called Oil and Vinegar. They have all kinds of flavored vinegars, and I immediately was captivated with the Cranberry one.   I will bet you have …

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National Garlic Day with Roasted Garlic recipes

Today is another silly holiday, it is National Garlic Day!  This is an ingredient I love using.  Chopped up garlic sauteed with onions is the beginning to many a great meal.  Roasting garlic makes a wonderful flavorful add on to all kinds of recipes, from spreads for toasted bread to a rub for grilled or …

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