Nothing says holidays like some treasured, family recipes. Growing up, Thanksgiving and Christmas were the big family food feasts at the Keck household and were cherished events, despite the ubiquitous and dreaded kid’s table. I’ve got you covered with the perfect roast turkey and all possible side dish categories: cranberry chutney, harvest salad, goat cheese & thyme mashed potatoes, creamy leek and chard gratin, and a bourbon-spiked apple crisp.
At Christmas, in addition to a festive holiday cocktail, we have lots of holiday décor, including gingerbread houses, ornaments, and more ornaments. I’ve also included several holiday shopping lists, including culinary edibles you can make, like seasoned salt & pepper, Kahlúa, English toffee, spicy nuts, and more.
What are your family traditions? What holidays are special at your house?
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In case you are worried that someone left their shoes on the table, rest assured this is an in-store display at Bergdorf's. They always have the most colorful holiday displays, and its part of my holiday ritual to "window shop" inside the store. On Fifth Avenue,...
Homemade Kahlúa: Easy “How To” Holiday Gift
Sure, sure, sure. You could run to the liquor store and pick up a bottle of Kahlúa and nobody will kick you out of the party. It's plenty respectable as the number one coffee liqueur in the world with a provenance dating back to 1936 Veracruz, Mexico. (As the story...
Creamy Leek and Rainbow Chard Gratin: A Thanksgiving Must-Have
It's the Gobble, Gobble time of year already. Is it me or does Thanksgiving come every 4 months now? I say it like it's a bad thing, but really what could be tastier? All those family favorite recipes coming out of semi-retirement. This year I have a new recipe,...
Well, hello there! I’m Katy. And I’m all about Palate & Passion & Purpose. I’ve spent my whole life weaving together a passion for food, entertaining, and enjoying family & friends with a purpose for improving the lives of others. There’s no better way to live with purpose than to break bread with others. See how that all came full circle? And…I was lucky enough to make a career out of doing so!