Mulled Holiday Port

We’ve all had mulled wine, but have you ever had mulled port? It’s like mulled wine on crack. It will warm you on the dreary damp days of winter. It’s like medicine for the soul. Yes, it’s medicinal. I found the recipe for mulled port and adapted it slightly from this cookbook: Port is fabulous

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Pumpkin Mousse

Someone recently asked me what my favorite dessert is. Without hesitation, I responded chocolate mousse. Not the fluffy, creamy chocolate stuff, but the dark, rich, almost fudge-like chocolate mousse. I was honestly surprised that I didn’t have to think about it, not being much of a dessert eater. If you’d asked me for my favorite

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Curried Salmon

Typically, when I prepare fish, I pretty much leave it alone. A little salt and pepper, and that’s it. Because my theory is that if it’s good fish, then why cover up its delicate flavor with seasonings and sauces? But salmon is different in my mind, with its stronger flavor. It can really hold its

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Bastila

A Bastila is a savory Moroccan pie with a chicken filling that is cooked within crêpes. The preparation is a little involved in that both the filling and the crêpes need to be made first. But it’s not a difficult pie to make, and so worth it! What makes this pie’s flavor unique is that

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Curried Lentil Salad

You all know that I love lentils. They’re delicious and healthy, but they’re also versatile. Once they’re cooked, you can serve them as a side dish, as an entrée, a soup, a dip, or a salad! Well this salad I’m posting on today is delicious year ’round. It’s equally good in the winter as the

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Eggnog Ice Cream

What is eggnog? Have you ever thought about it? I mean, it’s a drink – a lovely caloric drink – that is very traditional during the holidays. It’s made with separated eggs and cream and flavored with nutmeg. And that’s really what it is. It’s not a flavor, per se. And yet, you can make

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Fosterred Banana Ice Cream

My husband loves bananas. When I made bananas Foster or him a few months ago, I had an idea. I wanted to turn bananas Foster into ice cream. Consider this ice cream recipe a constructed version of the de-constructed dessert known as bananas foster. It’s not a huge stretch, but I can guarantee that if

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