Holidays

Spookalicious Halloween Treats

by Anne Papina on October 31, 2013

(Bones of the Dead Cookies) Celebrations of Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, date back to ancient times, originating from the Celtic festival “Samhain” (sah-win) — a harvest festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “season of darkness and cold.” While the festival itself was one of joy, the Celts […]

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Diana’s Sour Cream Potatoes

by Anne Papina on October 27, 2013

With the holidays fast approaching, my thoughts are turning to the comfort foods that grace our family table. The roasted turkey and the family’s “green” dressing are a constant, but beyond that, the years have seen a dizzying parade of sides and desserts. Some hits, some misses–I’m always up for trying something new. Yet, in […]

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Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 20, 2013

Who says cranberry sauce is just for the holidays? Around here, we love it on turkey sandwiches, so we roast turkey breast all year ’round, just for the sauce! When I saw that the Foodie Stuntman was getting all saucy this week (for #SundaySupper), I knew I wanted to bring this cranberry sauce–instead of water, […]

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Caprese Tortellini Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on September 1, 2013

Parades, picnics, and barbeques all go hand-in-hand with Labor Day, which for most simply marks the end of summer. There was a time, however, when American workers weren’t afforded the luxury of a day off, and Labor Day honors the contributions and achievements of those who struggled to improve working conditions for everyone. Of course, […]

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Grandma Papina’s Lamb Stew #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on June 16, 2013

Seems it’s that time of year again when we celebrate dad, so what better way to honor him than with his favorite meal? This week Isabel, owner of FamilyFoodie.com and the founder of the #SundaySupper Movement, is hosting a virtual shindig celebrating Father’s Day. For me, this was a no-brainer, as my dad loved his […]

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Fresh & Fruity Sangria #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 4, 2013

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday marking the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While it’s a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States it has grown to be a major celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. This week for #SundaySupper we’re observing Cinco de Mayo, and […]

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Potato and Leek Gratin #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on March 24, 2013

Spring, Daylight Savings Time, Easter–they bring rejuvenation, new beginnings, and an opportunity to bask in the warmth of longer days. We’re not very religious around here, but our family does observe all the major Christian holidays. With Easter being the most important, at least to the devout, we use this holiday to bring family and […]

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Chocolate Baumkuchen #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 10, 2013

It’s that time of year again. You know, Valentine’s Day–when couples go full-on mushy, exchanging cards, candies, and flowers. Here on the interwebs, we like to exchange recipes, so the #SundaySupper crew has compiled dozens of romantically inspired recipes for you to share with that someone special. I figured why not go showy, so my […]

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Garlicky Crab Bites #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 3, 2013

If I’ve learned anything about cooking over the years, it’s that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. This is especially handy to know when throwing a party. Sure, I like to wow my guests just as much as the next person, but I’ve found that folks tend to gravitate towards the no-fuss treats on […]

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Old-School Boozy Rum Cake #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on January 20, 2013

When remembering the foods of your childhood, what stands out the most? I’d say it’s a tough call. I never really thought of my mom as having a signature dish, but if she did, it would likely be this classic Bacardi rum cake. Of course, here on Webicurean, most of the recipes are similarly old […]

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