2011

Festive Images from the Great Dickens Christmas Fair

December 21, 2011
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A few weeks ago a google ad (of all things) appeared on the sidebar of a blog advertising something called “The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.” It caught my eye and I instantly thought that it sounded like something I would really enjoy. So I clicked on it. I rarely click on ads so when the […]

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Pistachio Brittle

December 13, 2011
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Until last week the only type of brittle I’d ever made was my mom’s microwave version. I documented it on this blog in a furious tizzy years ago after I was woken up by the troop of fools who used to shovel snow and hack away at ice in our apartment community at ungodly hours […]

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Congratulations Rachelle!

December 9, 2011
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Congratulations Rachelle! You were “lucky number” 25. Thanks for sharing your favorite holiday tradition with us. I bet your annual cookie party is a festive event. You’ll be receiving Eat Boutique’s New England Gift Box in the mail shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating and be sure to stay tuned! There are always more giveaways in […]

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An Erin Cooks Giveaway: The Eat Boutique New England Gift Box

December 6, 2011
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Please note that this contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you for all of your nostalgic entries! Snow! Sleigh rides! Mulled wine! Not being able to feel your nose — these are all the things I’ll miss about not being able to be back in New England for Christmas this […]

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Roasted Chestnut Risotto

December 5, 2011
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I purchased a copy of the Annotated Christmas Carol to read this year. This is hardcore stuff folks. If you aren’t familiar with annotated versions of books then you are in for a treat of book-gasmic proportions. My gorgeous hardcover copy of a Christmas Carol not only includes the entire original 1843 text and over 100 […]

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Dean & DeLuca Gift Bows

December 2, 2011
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It’s a regular Christmas miracle people! I’ve done something crafty and lived to tell the tale. I re-discovered the How About Orange homemade gift bow tutorial recently while reviewing the “Christmas” tag on my Delicious account. This was an item I’d saved way back in 2009 when I can only assume I was suffering from […]

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My Favorite Foodie Christmas Gifts EVER

November 30, 2011
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It’s officially the time of year when lists begin to take over your life. From sprawling grocery laden post-its containing oodles of eggnog and pounds of flour and butter to harried to-dos scrawled on the back of cocktail napkins reminding you to tip the concierge and get your roots touched up — these litte scraps of paper will […]

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Thanksgiving Biscotti

November 16, 2011
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If you’re a long time reader of this blog then you know how insistent I am that cookies should be thick and chewy. I have proclaimed it from the rooftops on countless occasions that this duo of qualities yield the only acceptable cookie and I do my best to ensure that this is how my […]

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