Category Archives: Holiday

Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Creamy Eggnog Pudding

Sometimes I feel like it is my personal mission to add booze to just about everything I bake. And more often than not, that booze is bourbon. Perhaps it’s my Southern surroundings, or more likely, it’s the lovely notes of … Continue reading

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Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Gingerbread Floats

Most of my holiday memories revolve around gingerbread in one way or another. My go-to gingerbread cookie recipe comes from my grandma, Bettie. Her cookies are satisfyingly spicy, and soft and chewy, just the way I like them. Granted, the … Continue reading

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Gaby

California-Style Apple Crisp

How many of us spend the month of November looking forward to that decadent piece of pie, or two, we get to have on Thanksgiving? I know I do! I get so excited about Thanksgiving dessert that I forget that … Continue reading

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Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Spiced Cranberry Spritzers

So much of the holidays are heavy – creamy pies and potatoes and thick gravies and rich eggnogs and robust spiced ciders. But sometimes during the days and weeks full of heavy foods and even heavier drinks, you just want … Continue reading

Posted in Allspice, Cocktails, Cranberries, Holiday, Love & Olive Oil, Star Anise | 1 Comment
Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Mini Chicken-Ricotta Phyllo Pies

The holidays are all about entertaining. The key is making it look easy while actually having it be effortless. That means quick and fancy-seeming appetizers, much like these little bundles of joy. Inspired by Greek spanakopita (or spinach phyllo pie), … Continue reading

Posted in Crushed Red Pepper, Holiday, Lemon Peel, Love & Olive Oil, Marjoram, Sea Salt | 1 Comment
Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Black-Pepper Marmalade

Panna cotta is one of the easiest, most impressive desserts you’ll ever come across. You can make it a day ahead of time and stash it away in the fridge, and then pull it out at the perfect moment to … Continue reading

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Gaby

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Panko Herbs de Provence Sprinkle

As a chef, I feel like it’s my duty to expose people to new kinds of foods and change some of their preconceived notions about food. Take my uncle, for example. Last year we were in Chicago for the week … Continue reading

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Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Taco Seasoning

Tacos. The ultimate crowd pleaser. Both for those on the receiving end, as well as for those in the kitchen, as there are few things easier to prepare. What’s even better is the versatility, especially for a big group when … Continue reading

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Gaby

Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies

As a Spice Islands Flavor Explorer, I get to try all sorts of fabulous spices that I might not have ordinarily come across. One of those spices that caught my attention is the Spice Islands Crystalized Ginger. Holy moly is … Continue reading

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Gaby

Whole Roasted Greek Salmon

No one in my family is Greek. It’s really unfortunate because the Greek culture is so awesome. And Greek food is even better! Lucky for me one of my best friends in college was Greek, and because I went to … Continue reading

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