Tag Archive | holidays

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a fickle beast, but I love it.  The problem is that it is either so tart that it’s no longer pleasurable to eat, or it is so sweet that you might as well just put yourself in a diabetic coma.  Then there’s the whole chutney vs. sauce debate… the nuts vs. no […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wikipedia tells me that the reason these little cabbages are called Brussels sprouts is because they are popular in Belgium and possibly originated there in the distant past.  I don’t know.  All I know is this: I always misspell them, and  they are related to cabbages and broccoli and kale.  These are vegetables I have […]

River Street Sweets

A few weeks ago, I sneaked away with some girlfriends for a brief, child-free weekend.  We ate many a marvelous thing, but what I brought home for Keith and son were…  wait for it… Pecan pralines.  Bear claws.  Heaven on earth. River Street Sweets is a charming riverfront candy store in downtown Savannah, facing a […]

Christmas Eggnog

Every Christmas morning growing up, the first thing we did after opening presents was play with our new toys. The first thing my mom did, however, was go in the kitchen and make a batch of homemade eggnog. This is the recipe she used. Now before I scare some of you away, I need to […]