Monthly Archives For December 2014


Orange Fennel Challah


For the last four years, I’ve been making challah and giving it to neighbors and friends for Christmas gifts.  The cinnamon-scented bread makes great toast for holiday breakfasts, and I usually kept a few extra…

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Chunky Tomato Soup Close-Up

Chunky Tomato Herb Soup


I think that for many of us, tomato soup and grilled cheese are the ultimate comfort foods because they remind us of our childhoods.  I remember my mom making this for me and then learning…

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Chickpeas 2

Butter Chickpeas


Indian food is one of those cuisines that I love but usually can’t seem to get quite right at home.  I’ve tried recipes for palak paneer, chicken tikka masala, samosas, and chicken biryani.  Some have…

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On Our Plates: Cookies!

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‘Tis the season for baking and making lots of tasty cookies!  Every Friday in December, we will be bringing you a cookie-themed post.  To get things started, we have a round-up of some delicious looking…

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