If you are buying one thing this Christmas, make it a Swedish Party Ham, available at Many Kitchens. Nothing says Christmas like ham. When glazed and baked this will be the centerpiece to build your Yuletide feast around. The ham serves about 15 people and is memorable both for its incredible flavor and tender, juicy slices. To prepare your ham, simply follow this recipe for the Perfect Glazed Ham at Many Kitchens.
Learn more about Schaller & Weber, the amazing master charcutiers who have been in business since the 1930s, and check out some other great gifts for the foodie in your life at Many Kitchens.
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There are so many things to appreciate on these pretty towels: the hot pink stars, the friendly polka dots, the piping around the edges that makes them look extra-finished and sophisticated. Makes a great gift (or give one and keep one for yourself!).
It's hot cocoa season. Can you feel it? There's a chill in the air, holiday lights twinkling outside, wool socks snuggled on your feet, and the only thing missing is a mug of rich, creamy, homemade hot chocolate. If you're looking for some new ways to enjoy one of winter's best beverages — tea-infused hot chocolate? hot chocolate and whiskey? — we have some recipes and tips to see you through the season.
Let's talk about cheese. And also our friend pasta. And also what an incredible, beloved duo these two are. Melt is the book of mac n' cheese recipes you know you want: creamy weeknight stove top creations, baked pasta dishes that will make your house smell amazing, and more than a few surprises that make justifying another dinner of macaroni and cheese even easier.
From the very get-go of planning my Cozy Holiday Potluck, I knew that I wanted to make Bigos Stew. This Polish hunter's dish is a real stick-to-your ribs kind of affair — pork and sausage (several kinds!), sauerkraut, porcini mushrooms, and a few glugs of good beer. It's a bit rich to justify for a weeknight meal, but for a midwinter party with a group of friends who love to eat, it's absolutely perfect.
There's enough going on with the holidays — let's make setting the table the easy part, shall we? When my friend Tracy and I were planning our Cozy Holiday Potluck, we agreed that we wanted to keep the table simple, rustic, and festive. The easiest way to do this, we quickly realized, was obvious: bring in the evergreens! Here's what we did — it's so easy I have no doubt you can do it too.
I come from a generously-sized family, the sort that prompted wide eyes and under-the-breath counting from strangers who glimpsed our brood at the library or grocery store. I'll spare you the counting and say that I have five brothers and two sisters, so eight of us, plus parents, and now assorted spouses and in-laws. Christmas is an all-day affair for us, with stockings and enough presents to necessitate an intermission about halfway through unwrapping. But as we've grown up and gotten married, things have shifted; last year we did Christmas in the evening, instead of in the morning, and every holiday now has a marked absence of a sibling (or two) celebrating with someone else's family.
But there is one inviolable tradition that still binds our Christmases together, and that is my mother's cinnamon rolls.
When you want to go above-and-beyond for the special cook in your life, it's time to bring out the big-hitters, the slightly splurge-y gifts that most cooks dream about having, but aren't likely to pick up on a whim. Here are 10 of our favorite picks for an unforgettable gift this season:
Who cooks and eats here:David Braly and Mark Montoya Where: Montgomery, Alabama Rent or Own? Own
Artist David Braly wanted a "non-house" in which to live and work in Montgomery, Alabama, so he repurposed and renovated a city-owned property and former Firehouse 9 in Montgomery's historic Garden District. After a six month renovation, he moved in with his partner and garden designer Mark Montoya, and now happily cooks in the kitchen specifically designed to suit his cooking and entertaining style.