Make-Ahead Baked Mashed Potatoes with Greek Yogurt and Chèvre

In Casseroles, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 18/12
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Even though my job is all about cooking, I rely on make-ahead dishes as much as the next person.  Ironically, aspects of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen often keep… Read More »

Santa Cookies

In Cookies & Candy, Holidays, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 15/12
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In my recent snickerdoodle biscotti post, I mentioned my talented friend, Lisa.  Every December, Lisa spends countless hours mixing, rolling and baking hundreds upon hundreds of cookies for… Read More »

Salted Hot Fudge Sauce

In Desserts, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 14/12
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While our family enjoys traditional pies for Thanksgiving dessert, our Christmas dinner is capped with vanilla ice cream drizzled with homemade hot fudge sauce.  A plate of cookies… Read More »

Snickerdoodle Biscotti

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 12/12
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Lisa is a friend who happens to be an incredible baker.  Each year, in the beginning of December, she begins a nearly month-long process of baking every type… Read More »

Chicken Tortilla Soup

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Slow Cooker, Soups, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 10/12
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Last year, as I was pondering what to give to several of my friends for Christmas, I struggled to think of something they would really need or want.  … Read More »

Broccoli and Prosciutto Bake

In Casseroles, Easy Meals
by Ann on 05/12
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Years ago, when getting together in Stone Harbor, New Jersey for the weekend with my mom and aunt, my aunt brought this meal for an easy, at-the-ready dinner…. Read More »

2-Ingredient Crispy Coconut Macaroons

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts
by Ann on 03/12
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After making a couple of batches of these yummy macaroons, my husband and I took advantage of the sunny December afternoon and went for a walk.  While the… Read More »

Graham Cracker Houses

In Crafts
by Ann on 01/12
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Making gingerbread houses–well, actually, graham cracker houses–is an annual holiday event in our house.  The first year I thought of doing this, I offered to make enough “bases”… Read More »

Royal Icing

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 01/12
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Making gingerbread houses–well, actually, graham cracker houses–is an annual holiday event in our house.  The first year I thought of doing this, I offered to make enough “bases”… Read More »

Holiday Crafts

In Crafts, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 28/11
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Growing up, my mom came up her fair share of clever craft ideas.  The projects alone were always fun, and when they resulted in a clever gift to… Read More »