Cookbook Dinner Club: Holiday Magazines

The Cookbook Book Club met last night and our theme was recipes from holiday issues of our favorite food magazines. Did not manage to take many photos myself, so I am poaching the ones I can find that go with the recipes. All the recipes were successful, and many will appear on tables this holiday

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Mincemeat Cookies from Becky (recipe)

Becky had a unique opportunity this year – a local radio station, KGO, asked listeners to nominate their favorite cookies with a story and have the opportunity to participate on-air in the annual cookie contest. She was psyched, having found a wonderful recipe perfect for sharing. Then last week, the night before she was scheduled

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International Blogger Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange (recipe)

International cookies! Wow. What a great idea. Thanks to Adrienne of Gastroanthropology (Cinnamon Mexican Wedding Cakes) and Lori of Fake Food Free (Russian Tea Cakes), I partnered up with a holiday cookie baker in the UK, Michelle of 5AM Foodie (On Festive Baking and a Recipe Exchange), who sent along the following cookie recipe. Light

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Marin Sun Farms

Ok, I know a standing rib roast is not everyone’s idea of a spectacular holiday gift, but I do know that boxes of meat and catalogs with meat-gifts (Omaha steaks, anyone) have been around for years. This year, I would like to offer you a local option. Marin Sun Farms is a family-owned farming operation,

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Pick A Peck Pickles, Inc.

Interesting. After reviewing the last few 12 Days of Local Christmas, I realize that most of my gift ideas are sweet. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but suppose you have a friend who doesn’t eat sugar. Then what are you going to do? How about pickles? Now, I make a mean Bread

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Kika’s Treats

All summer long, a group of food trucks has been circling up on Friday nights outside Fort Mason to bring together many different tastes of San Francisco in one place in an event called Off the Grid. I finally snuck in a visit in early November, just to see what things looked like. I had

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