Category: Recipes

3 favorite holiday cookie recipes and a make-ahead appetizer recipe

For today’s Works for Me Wednesday I am sharing some of the holiday recipes that work for me. I have many favorite recipes that I make every year. The three favorite holiday cookie recipes that I’m sharing below were chosen primarily because they are the ones that are available online, but there are truly among... Read more »

White chocolate macadamia nut bars: My most requested cookie recipe

White chocolate macadamia nut bars: My most requested cookie recipe
I’ve been making these white chocolate macadamia nut bar cookies for over ten years, and they are always my most requested cookie recipe. I tend to be pretty lazy about copying recipes though and often don’t fulfill my promise to provide the details for how to make these. My hope is that in posting my white... Read more »

How to make gløgg mulled wine

How to make gløgg mulled wine
People in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood know the nordic mulled wine called glögg in Swedish and gløgg in Norwegian and Danish. It is served at Simon’s Tavern each winter, and bottles are sold in local stores. I, however, was quite familiar with this drink well before I moved to the neighborhood because my mother made it for her... Read more »
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Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe

Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe
Brandied cranberries are an easy Thanksgiving side dish that will impress your guests. They can be made several days ahead of time and can be served cold or at room temperature, which means they don’t take time or stove space on a day that tends to be short on both. They are vegetarian and vegan... Read more »