Category: Holiday


Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend.  Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years …
Fig and Olive Tapenade with rosemary and goat cheese is an easy holiday party appetizer

Easy Party Appetizer – Fig and Olive Tapenade

‘Tis the season for holiday parties – both hosting and guesting.  Conventional wisdome says you’re never supposed to arrive at a party empty-handed, and while a bottle of champagne is always a safe choice, if …
This is a favorite one of my Christmas Cookie Recipes - almonds, jam and shorbread

Almond Brittle Christmas Cookie Recipe

These almond brittle cookies, from Classic Home Desserts, are a great addition to any Christmas cookie plate.    They have a sugar cookie base and an almond and jam topping that echoes one of my …
Roast Parsnip Chips

Roasted Parsnips and My First Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving dinner I was responsible for was during my junior year of college.  I was studying abroad in London, and our program head offered to purchase ingredients and offer up the kitchen (in …
Warm Farro Salad

Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

It’s November!  Which is the official kickoff to the Holiday Season!  Which, despite all the work and craziness, I love.  I’m totally Crazy Christmas Lady, but Thanksgiving also holds a special place for me – …

Rhubarb Cheesecake

  It’s springtime!  Which means rhubarb!   Which means #YARROTDF (Yet another rhubarb recipe on The Domestic Front).  Do you think I can get that trending?  If you’ve been reading my blog for the past …
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