Wintertime Sausage and Grapes

Like the origins of many foods, it is difficult to determine where “sausage” originally came from. Food historians believe it was being made in the Middle East during the Bronze Age (approximately 3300 BC to 1200 BC). Most cultures have their own forms and recipes. German Bratwurst, Spanish Chorizo, Polish Kielbasa, French Andouille are just a few. Add, options such as cooked, smoked, fresh and cured, you get hundreds of varieties from many cultures.In our home, Matthew my Polish-Lebanese husband is the sausage maker. His parents used to make both Polish and Italian sausage and he enjoys carrying on the...

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Cupid Is Inside All of Us

In classical mythology, Cupid, who’s name means “passionate desire” is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction, and affection. With February 14th fast approaching our boy Cupid is again out in full force, ready to sink his arrow into lucky people of the world who are open to love and affection in their lives.
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James Beard's Garlic Soup

Here in Connecticut, it’s getting serious outside. Serious meaning the weather has become awfully cold. Low teens and single digits and even lower with wind chill. Burrrrr! (Our frenchie’s Victor & Hugo have been sporting their heavy winter parkas!) At least in our southern New England area, we usually skate thru Christmas time with milder weather and very little or no snow. These milder temps always fool me. I begin to think “this Winter isn’t going to be bad”. Then the calendar moves into January, the cold hits and we descend into another long cold Winter and start the countdown...

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Holiday House Punch

If you are looking for a refreshing and delicious beverage to have available for a crowd, look no further. Our O'Live A Little House Punch will get rave reviews from all your guests.  And, it can be made without or with alcohol, so let the party begin! 

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Autumn Spice Devil Dogs

Looking for a different Fall Time dessert? Tried of Apple Pie & Pumpkin Pie? Try our take on Devil Dogs AKA… Whoopie Pies (depending in what area of the country you are from). These little treats are sure to please! . 

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No Butternut Squash Soup

The weather here in Connecticut has been so mild, I’ve hardly thought about making pots of warm, cozy soup. It’s late into the second week of November, temps have been consistently in the mid -sixties with cloudless blue skies. The leaves should be mostly off trees, and we should be having low forty to mid fifty days. Yet, many trees still have lovely colored leaves attached and the temps are warm (for New England anyways!). I haven’t had to break out our French Bulldog’s Victor & Hugo’s very stylish Carhartt coats! If this is global warming, I’m all for it...

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