The Best Holiday Cookbooks to Help You Celebrate

The best holiday cookbooks help make food and party prep less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone involved. The holidays are basically the home chef championships. You’re often tasked with preparing...

Thanksgiving 2021

by dkennedy 23 days ago

I'd like to start the ball rolling early this year. What are you thinking in terms of Thanksgiving? Do you have a set menu? Are you eyeing new recipes? We will be hosting somewhere in the range of ...

Holiday Treats 2021!

by migmigmig 8 days ago

What kind of cookies, cake, confections, savory snacks, preserves, potables, and so on are you planning to put by for gifts, guests, or your own selves this holiday season? Here's the place to shar...

How will you handle Grandparent's Day this year, Sept. 13th?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It doesn't get as much publicity as Mother's Day and Father's Day, but Grandparents like to be a part of the love, too. Finding the right tags for this post has not been easy. Grandparent's Day fal...

Fall Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: MIDWEST MADE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to our Fall Quarter Baking COTM, running through the end of 2020, MIDWEST MADE: BIG, BOLD BAKING FROM THE HEARTLAND by Shauna Sever. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of ...

WaPo: Juneteenth celebrates ‘a moment of indescribable joy’: Slavery’s end in U.S.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Celebrations of Juneteenth — which combines the word June with Nineteenth — began in 1866, a year and a day after Granger’s announcement. Black men, women and children dressed in their f...

35th Annual Patty Day Toronto. Who makes your favourite?

by Googs 8 months ago

Recently opened PATTY CAKE and ICE CREAM is mine. It's located at 2600 Eglinton Ave E on the north side just a wee east of Midland. Their housemade patties are flavourful and filled with beef, je...


Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Apr 26, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT Online via Zoom "Eat Some­thing is part com­e­dy, part nos­tal­gic jour­ney part cook­book — the zany Jew­ish book we haven’t seen before. Tak­ing a scrap­book app...

"February 23 is Patty Day, Toronto’s tastiest holiday"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . But the Jamaican beef patty of Toronto differs from patties elsewhere both in style and, because of 1985’s Patty Wars, in name: in Jamaica they are simply 'patties,' while in Toronto, they ...

What are you baking these days? December 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 11 months ago

We've hit that biggest of multi-holiday months, and pandemic notwithstanding, I expect many of us will be giving our ovens a workout. What’s going in yours?

Holiday Festivus Meals 2020 -- Positives and Negatives, Share Your Stories

by mushroomaffairs 10 months ago

Hope everyone is having or had a nice holiday. My Christmas Eve dinner was successful with only a couple of hiccups. We did have one friend come so we had a party of 4. I centered Christmas Eve ...

Holiday Cooking Fails, 2020 edition!

by truman 11 months ago

We’re heading into the annual year-end cookathon, which is probably going to look a little different this year thanks to COVID. Despite that, food must be made! And... mistakes will be made along t...

Holiday Meals

tim irvine
by tim irvine 10 months ago

It seems this year there is discussion aplenty about holiday baking, but actual meal discussions are sprinkled throughout other threads. A reverie on Honey Baked hams even showed up on a Cookware ...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Prepping for Hanukkah: your favorites, best sources...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Hanukkah, the 'Festival of Lights', is coming up fast. What traditional dishes are your family favorites? Which markets/stores offer the best variety of ingredients? Do you cook it up at home, or d...

Bouche de Noel for the Holidays in Westchester?

by gutreactions 11 months ago

We are seeking a bakery or market that prepares a delish celebratory Bouche de Noel in the greater Westchester area. Fresh as possible, of course. Anyone try the Bouche sold at La Renaissance Patis...

Edible Monterey Bay Marketplace

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Edible Monterey Bay has highlighted a selection of artisanal food and drink handcrafted in the Monterey Bay area. For this holiday giving season, this is an easy way to shop local and support our n...

What are you baking these days? November 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 12 months ago

Somehow, it’s November already, and we’re coasting toward the end of this strangest of years with colder weather (at least in the northern hemisphere), earlier nights, and holidays to bake for, whe...

A Healthy Holiday Webinar 12/6 at 1pm (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Join us for a conversation with Jocelyn Dubin, MS, RD to learn about food nutrition this holiday season and Eating A Rainbow." Register in advance on zoom.