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Cherry Kolaczki (Polish Christmas Cookies)

Cherry Kolaczki (Polish Christmas Cookies)

Kolaczki, or Polish jam cookies as they are also called, are a popular holiday cookie not only in Poland, but also in the Czech Republic, Russia, Austria and Denmark. For me, they are a recent discovery. My younger son is jam lover, so these cherry Kolaczki 

Duck A L’Orange

Duck A L’Orange

According to Julia Child, roast duck with orange sauce is “one of the most well known of all the duck dishes.” Because of this, by the 1960s almost every French restaurant served this iconic dish that Julia helped popularize. The world was hooked and we’ve never looked 

Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

An old fashioned is one of the greatest “classic” bourbon-based cocktails around. Even through the years, this old-time favorite has rained king. Invented in Louisville, Kentucky, this simple drink contains just a few basic ingredients: whisky, sugar, bitters and an orange twist. Sweetened traditionally with 

Elephant Ears (Palmier Cookies)

Elephant Ears (Palmier Cookies)

For those that don’t know, these are Elephant Ear cookies, or French Palmier cookies as they are more formally known. These crispy, buttery, elegant cookies are a childhood favorite and ones I love to make during the holidays. Made with puff pasty (also known as pâte 

Cowboy “Cookie” Power Bites

Cowboy “Cookie” Power Bites

I’ve always had a fascination with cowboys. But being raised a city kid, I’m not exactly sure why or how. I’ve never actually met a real cowboy; only the want-to-be’s. The family ranch vacation where you actually become a cowboy/girl for the week is on 

Pot Pie

Pot Pie

I love a great homemade pot pie, always have, always will. Pot pies were something I grew up eating. But at my age, they are now considered an indulgent treat. My whole family loves these savory pot pies and who can blame them, they are