Celebrating the Holidays-Around the Web

December 18, 2011

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I get a lot of inspiration from fellow food bloggers, on-line cooking magazines, chefs, and writers. I like to take what I find and adapt it to my personal tastes as well as that of my family.

We celebrate and entertain a lot in the month of December. Sharing meals with friends at their home or ours can be a bi-weekly activity and everyone pitching in to create the perfect meal is what makes it so festive. I have a few go-to traditional recipes that I like to make this time of year and I am always intrigued and fascinated to see how others bring in the holidays.

The first night of Hannukah this year is always celebrated with my mom, my brother, and my sister-in-law. This year I am making my mom’s favorite meal(was my dad’s favorite as well) and instead of the traditional brisket and potato latkas(making those Friday night for the huge cousins par-tey), it is going to be lamb chops, pommes dauphinois, kale chips,¬†brussel sprout salad, and nutella doughnuts.

Everybody celebrates in their own way and I love being a voyeur, watching how my friends near and far do it up for their families.

Happy Celebrating!

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Gluten Free Pear Almond Clafoutis – Gourmande in the Kitchen

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup – Apartment Therapy The Kitchen

Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookies – Dine and Dish

Gluten Free Pain Depices – Tartelette

Hazelnut Polvorones-Traditional Spanish Cookies – From Buenos Aires to Paris

Grain Free Bread Pudding with Chantilly Cream – Deliciously Organic

Christmas Decorating – House of Turquoise