Christmas Favorites: Baked Brie In Puff Pastry With Cranberries & Candied Nuts

This dish has become one of my favorite holiday party foods. This combination of hot brie cheese, puff pastry, cranberry sauce and candied walnuts is dangerously addictive, and is sure to be a hit on your party buffet. And why not? Who doesn’t love some puff pastry filled with oozing, cheesy, fruity, nutty goodness?  This…
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Christmas Favorites: Tony’s Norwegian Meatballs

When you’re married to one Sicilian, and mother to another, it’s easy to become infected by their passion for all things Italian. In fact, I often refer to myself as an I.B.M. – Italian by Marriage. But my grandfather, Don Mathison, was 100% Norwegian and proud of it, and every now and then we find…
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Christmas Favorites: Apple Sausage Breakfast Wreath

Christmas Brunch is one of our family’s favorite holiday traditions, and this Apple Sausage Breakfast Wreath is always a crowd pleaser. It’s beautifully festive, easy to make, and delicious… and today it’s also our featured Christmas Favorite. We first shared this recipe in our weekly newspaper column in The Forum back in December, 2013, and…
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Christmas Favorites: Pookie’s Christmas Ice Cream Cake

I was raised in a family that loves tradition, especially when it comes to the Christmas holidays. Our house was trimmed with a giant, real Douglas fir tree, colorful Christmas decorations could be found in every corner, and throughout the season my mother would play Christmas records every morning to wake us up for school.…
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Christmas Favorites: Cranberries Gone Wild Dip

Today’s featured holiday recipe is Jean Eppler’s now-famous Cranberries Gone Wild party dip. Jean took top honors in our 2013 contest In Search of the Perfect Party Dip, and her wonderfully-named party dip quickly became a holiday hit among our readers, many of whom wrote to let us know that they were serving it at…
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