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27 March, 2019

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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20 March, 2019

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Posted in : 21, alcohol, beef, beer, carrots, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, family, food, potato, potatoes, savory, Slow cooker on by : Jeanette Rueb
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While I’m a little late for St. Paddy’s Day 2019, you can either save this recipe for next year or enjoy discounted corned beef and make it today! I hope you had a happy Get Drunk While Wearing Green Day, and I hope you come back to this recipe for years to come. I know
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19 December, 2018

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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12 December, 2018

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : bake, baking, butter, Christmas, citrus, cookies, dessert, easy, food, orange, shortbread, sweets, Thanksgiving on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For my choir’s winter concert, we had to bring baked goods for our audience to enjoy during intermission and after the concert. Each of us was tasked with bringing a dozen cookies. For those who didn’t have time to make something to bring and didn’t want to just go out and buy something from the
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31 October, 2018

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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20 December, 2017

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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13 December, 2017

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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6 December, 2017

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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27 September, 2017

Anisette Cookies

Anisette Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, food, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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When I was a little girl, we used to have big family Christmases with lots of people, tons of food, and enough cookies to feed all of Santa’s elves. While there are a few baked goods we continued to make after the Christmas get-togethers stopped, but these weren’t one of them, for some reason. When
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