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Christmas Cookies

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on our troubles will be out of sight… {words by Ralph Blane} Valentine’s Day is marked by chocolate, Easter is sweet bread, the Fourth of July is ice cream, Halloween is candy,...

Irish Christmas Cake

Last night we ate our first slice of Irish Christmas Cake. To my Irish-born-and-raised husband, this fruit cake is an essential part of celebrating Christmas. If you ask him about Christmas cake, his eyes gloss over as he recites its virtues, from boozy dried fruit to...

Dinner with Food52: A Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Food52 sent me their newest cookbook for review, and have graciously  provided a copy for this giveaway contest to La Domestique readers. Full contest rules can be found at the end of the review. I pick up the Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2, Seasonal Recipes from Our...

Winter Radicchio Tart

Last week here at La Domestique, I shared images of produce from the final farmers market of the regular season in Boulder, Colorado in a post titled, The Last Phase is the Most Glorious. Every season, a trip to the market brings the usual staples (carrots, onions,...

Cook in the Moment: Chocolate Pear Tart

I’ve always loved apples. Come the first day of fall I’m dreaming of apple pie, apple butter, and warm apple cider spiked with brandy. The German in me loves applesauce with sausage. Don’t forget apple turnovers for breakfast and apple cider...