Festive Christmas Salads

These two salads are delicious anytime of the year, but since they’re red and green they’re especially great for the holidays when you want something  healthy and festive to balance all the sweets. I love how simple and flavorful both of these salads are – they both have a mixture of great textures, too. Both…

Cranberry Mojitos

This is a great holiday cocktail recipe: easy to make by the pitcher, naturally colorful (bright red & green!), and flavorful enough to attract people who may not normally like cocktails. There’s a little over 2 oz. of rum per serving, which is on the light side for a cocktail this size. Still, you might…

Gingerbread Traditions

My family has an annual problem: too many gingerbread houses. Of course it’s a self-created problem, because every year we like to invite friends over for  a sleepover party where we stay up playing with candy, eventually collapse into a sugar coma, then wake up and make a nice brunch before everyone heads out the…

Indian Pudding

This is an old-fashioned dish that blends Native American and British ingredients and techniques to make something that is light and delicious and complements a traditionally heavy Thanksgiving dinner very nicely.