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Loafing on Christmas Day

The benefit and the drawback of not having a lot of family around on Christmas is it’s quiet. On the one hand, it’s kinda nice to sit back and relax, not having to get out of comfy sweats or get into the car and deal with holiday travelers late for...

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Christmas, 1956 was the year I saw Santa Claus. In our living room! We were living on 19th Avenue in San Francisco – Mike, Judy, and me. Mom was pregnant with Arlene and Eileen. Phoebe wasn’t yet a twinkle in Pop’s eye. Mike and I s...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

‘Tis the season to eat pumpkin – and while pumpkin pie is one of my most favorite desser...

Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Morning, 2017. It’s reasonably quiet around here. Nonna’s TV is blaring away &...

Ghosts of Christmases Past

One of my Christmas Traditions every year is to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love th...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, ...

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Churc...

Christmas Cookies 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Diabetic Coma… That means it’s the Annua...

Turkey Eggrolls

Since we went for Thanksgiving this year, we had to cook a turkey on Friday because… well̷...

Christmas Jello Cake

  I can’t believe I bought Cool Whip! I don’t think I ever have. I’m not even...

Homemade Goodies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! That, of course, means even more time in the ol&...

In Your Easter Bonnet

Growing up in a large family had its advantages around the holidays. We never did things small. We ...

Corned Beef sans Cabbage

[audio: https://tjrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/05-Harrigan.mp3|autostart=yes] Ah… t...

Kentucky Ham and Adluh Grits

  This northern boy just made his first red-eye gravy. And it came out pretty darn good, if I ...