MINCEMEAT PIE AND FRUITCAKE, HOLIDAY DESSERTS YOU REALLY SHOULD TRY

Would you eat mincemeat pie or tartlets if you knew there was no meat, just flaky pastry filled with fruit and spices. How about fruitcake, the Christmas cake everyone jokes about? Some holiday desserts are misunderstood and should to be given another try…when properly made, they are delicious. One of the best parts of the […]

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creamy potato and fennel au gratin

potatoes au gratin

Cheesy, creamy and delicious, Potato and Fennel au Gratin, is the ultimate comfort food for fall and winter evening meals. Thinly sliced potatoes baked in cream with Gruyere and Fontina cheese, this brown and bubbly gratin can be prepared ahead of time making it the perfect holiday side dish. Potatoes, cheese and cream, three ingredients […]

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Harvest Salad With Roasted butternut squash and red onion

harvest salad with roasted butternut squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Red Onion Wedges tossed with Spiced Pecans, Cranberries, Gorgonzola Cheese and mixed greens is an incredibly delicious harvest salad perfect for fall and winter. This colorful salad, dressed with a sweet and tangy apple cider vinaigrette, makes a healthy side dish or light meal. This delicious harvest salad features butternut squash […]

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Turkey Roulade

stuffed turkey tenderloin

With the holidays approaching and many of us planning scaled down celebrations, a turkey roulade stuffed with Boursin cheese, roasted yellow peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and basil, is a wonderful choice for a memorable main course. The turkey is moist, flavorful and makes a beautiful presentation at your table. The holidays will be different this year […]

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Chicken, Shiitake Mushroom and Bok Choy Soup

asian chicken, shiitake mushroom and Bok Choy soup

Chicken, Shiitake Mushroom and Bok Choy Soup is a healthy and exceptionally delicious Asian inspired soup. Made from roasted or rotisserie chicken and broth made from its bones, this immune boosting soup, flavored with ginger, garlic and sesame oil, is perfect for the cold months ahead, especially if you are not feeling well. Homemade Chicken […]

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Italy’s Alto Adige, A region for nature, food and wine Lovers

Italy's Alto Adige Region

The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is different from the rest of Italy, it’s a bit of Austria, Germany and Italy combined. Popular with tourists who visit in the summer for hiking and in the winter for skiing, it also attracts foodies and wine lovers for its gastronomic reputation. Bordering Austria and Switzerland to the […]

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Portuguese bean stew

Portuguese bean stew

Sit down to a richly flavored and comforting fall dish of Portuguese Bean Stew that includes chunks of Linguica sausage, potato and kale. This stew is typical of what might be served, not only in Portugal, but in the Azores, Brazil, and Portuguese-American kitchens and restaurants. Stews and soups don’t have to be boring and […]

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Autumn in Europe, A time for Festivals

Fall Festivals In Europe

Autumn is a time of celebrations in many European countries. The air is cool, the landscape turns golden and traditional harvest festivals take place throughout countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In Alpine regions, there are also festivals when cattle are herded from mountain pastures down to the valleys. During September and October in […]

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Shrimp And Grits, Lowcountry Style

shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits is comfort food at its best. Originating in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia, it’s now offered at restaurants all across the country. Try this combination of succulent shrimp, smoky andouille sausage and creamy cheese grits for a classic Southern inspired meal your family will love. Southern shrimp and grits popularity […]

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Provence, The Hilltop Villages

provencal hilltop village

Leave the French Riviera with its crowds of tourists and mega yachts and follow the breathtaking back roads high into the hills above the coast to discover towns and romantic small villages of Provence once lost in time but rediscovered by writers, poets and painters for their alluring charm. Fortified hilltop towns perched on cliffs […]

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