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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie
Posted in : beef, casserole, classic, dinner, easy, farming, food, food history, holidays, intermediate, leftovers, potato, potatoes, savory on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Shepherd’s pie is another meal that tends to resurface around St. Patrick’s Day, but the peasant dish isn’t truly Irish. Many countries have their own versions of this meal, which was traditionally made out of the scraps of a Sunday feast. A “true” shepherd’s pie uses a mix of lamb and vegetables as a base with
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Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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Currant Cordial

Currant Cordial
Posted in : alcohol, berry, booze, cheap, Christmas, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, Halloween, holidays, intermediate, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! Your treat for tuning in is a delicious recipe for a sweet cordial, but the trick is that you have to wait for it to be ready! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and while I could spend the entire post telling you all about superstitions and pagan lore and fun
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Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers with Wasabi Mayo
Posted in : advanced, beef, dinner, dressing, family, food, fruit, fun, grill, holidays, intermediate, lunch, mayonnaise, party, sandwiches, savory, scratch, spicy, teriyaki on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here’s something that’s a little more involved than the usual burger, here on Apartment Eats. The Fiancé and I had a couple of friends over, and we decided we wanted some Asian-inspired grill food, so we put our heads together, got a bit creative, and this was the end result. The burgers turned out to
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Wine Cakes

Wine Cakes
Posted in : alcohol, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, dessert, holidays, honey, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Back in the Christmas post, I made a brief mention of wine cakes, and I showed the recipe in my little slideshow. Well, if you looked at the recipe, you might have noticed that it was a little… well, cryptic. After a few calls to my mom and a little bit of trial and error,
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A Yuletide Solstice Celebration

A Yuletide Solstice Celebration
Posted in : bread, Christmas, cookies, dessert, dinner, food, History, holidays, Pagan, salmon on by : Jeanette Rueb
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We’ve covered Diwali, Hanukkah, and Christmas in our holiday food and story features. Now, it’s time to go way back to a celebration that may seem familiar in some ways, though it is often forgotten as a niche practice in the shadow of the flashier, more popular holidays. I’m talking about the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice
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A Christmas Anthology

A Christmas Anthology
Comments : 1 Posted in : baking, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, cranberry, dessert, food, food history, holidays, lasagna, sauerkraut, story on by : Jeanette Rueb
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“Christmas” means something slightly different to everyone. For some, it’s a time of community traditions and religious celebration. For others, it’s a family time, where loved ones gather around their own traditions. For others still, like myself, we really don’t have much in the way of tradition, or we did at one point, but as
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Hanukkah Meals

Hanukkah Meals
Comments : 2 Posted in : beef, chicken, dessert, dinner, easy, food, food history, Hanukkah, History, holidays, pancakes, potato, potatoes, snack, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This week’s recipes in the holiday lineup are brought to you by Rebekah Carter, a guest poster whose name you might recognize from her last guest post, Juicing for Healthy Hair. This time around, Rebekah would like to share a handful of healthy and traditional Hanukkah recipes she’s gathered, so that everyone can learn a
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Diwali: A Festival of Light

Diwali: A Festival of Light
Comments : 1 Posted in : bread, food, food history, guest post, History, holidays, Indian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This year, to bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and New Year, I’m going to feature a series of collaborative posts that highlight different winter holidays from around the world. It will be a tour of culture, history, and of course, food from all different cultures and religions, and starting it all off is the Hindu
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