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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Home for the Holidays

by Anne Papina on December 25, 2012

It’s the wee hours of Christmas morning, and my mom’s house is mostly quiet, finally–bellies are full from a big ham dinner, and everyone is tuckered out from the frenzied gift opening that followed.  Oh, and then there was some additional grazing. We worked up an appetite, ya know.  Now, all the shiny new gadgets […]


Egg Nog French Toast

by Anne Papina on October 16, 2007

(ARA) – Whether your family is celebrating the holidays on the coast of Atlanta or the coast of Maui, one central value bonds families together during this season – tradition. Regardless of locale, every family embraces annual rituals in which they partake, whether it’s fighting over the wishbone on the Thanksgiving turkey or strolling the […]


Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas

by Anne Papina on November 27, 2006

This is one of my favorites to serve at parties. Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Italian Serves: 20 Ingredients 2 lb beauregard yams 1 tbsp oil 1 oz butter 4 leeks, white part […]


Baked Spiral Sliced Ham with Sugar and Spice Pecan Rub

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

(ARA) – Each holiday season families across the country are faced with the classic entertaining conundrum – how to put a special meal on the table without spending an eternity in the kitchen. In recent years there has been an increase in classic holiday comfort foods made in shorter preparation times. These time-saving innovations deliver […]


Honey Eggnog

by Anne Papina on December 6, 2001

Honey Eggnog   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board and ARA Content. Author: National Honey Board Recipe type: Drinks Cuisine: American Serves: 4 Ingredients 3 cups whole milk 1 egg, lightly beaten ⅓ cup honey ⅛ teaspoon ground […]


Fresh Cranberry Sauce

by Anne Papina on November 25, 2001

Cranberry sauce is so easy to make, it’s almost a sin to buy the pre-made stuff! Fresh Cranberry Sauce   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Cranberry sauce is so easy to make, it’s almost a sin to buy the pre-made stuff! Author: Anne Papina Recipe […]