Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Brunch’

Candied Grapefruit Peel — Christmas Brunch

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Growing up, my family’s favorite cookbook was Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (my sister and I would get so excited when we saw my mom pull out that tattered red cookbook!  We knew something delicious was not far away).  Not just any Betty Crocker cookbook though, it was a 1981 edition, which of course is now considered vintage (funny how times change, isn’t it?).  The thing about this cookbook is that it’s designed not only to hold recipes, but to actually teach the average modern day home cook how to cook. (more…)

Pink Grapefruit Supremes with Honey & Mint — Christmas Brunch

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Living in what basically amounts to the tundra in the winter, I have to take winter’s perks as they come.  One of the things I look forward to most of all during these frigid months is the delicious citrus that is in season.  (Of course it’s shipped here from somewhere else, but at least we get to enjoy it, lol.)  This grapefruit salad is simply flavored but deliciously refreshing, and makes a perfect addition to Christmas Brunch. (more…)

Vegetarian Sausage Patties — Christmas Brunch

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Every family has at least one picky eater.  It could be someone who doesn’t eat anything their mom didn’t make (Mike baby, you know that’s you), or someone who doesn’t eat meat, or someone who doesn’t like dishes containing any green food (D., I’m talking to you, lol!  And yes, I still love you).  You get the idea.  I really can’t throw stones though, since at one point as a teenager I decided I didn’t like meat and went through about a six month vegetarian phase.  But my mom wasn’t one to cater to my whims; every dinner she made a meal consisting of a protein (some kind of meat or on the off chance eggs), a complex carb (usually rice, which for some crazy reason I detested until about three years ago), and a veggie (most likely something green).  And if I didn’t want to eat the meat and carb out of sheer pickiness, it wasn’t her fault.  (In our house there were no such frivolities as tofu (in any form), lentil patties, or even mushroom burgers.  And of course my mom was right not to cater to my pickiness, that just “feeds” the picky palate, so to speak…and of course my pickiness subsided when I realized just how much I missed roast chicken or grilled steak.) (more…)

Hot Chocolate — Christmas Brunch

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Some days are better than others, especially this time of year.  Some days you wake up and spring out of bed with a smile on your face, just knowing that it will be a good day.  But then you get into your car and spend hours battling the barrage of angry shoppers, not only in stores but also on the roads and in parking lots.  After following decorum and waiting patiently for a parking spot and then having your space stolen not once, not twice, but three times and then waiting in four different lines for over an hour each only to find out that two of the items you were looking for were sold out and may or may not be in stock within the next two weeks, you are over the whole shopping thing and ready to give “I owe yous” as gifts.  At the end of the day, you go home tired, hungry, and feeling defeated, wondering how a day that started off so beautifully ended up like that.  Until you make this hot chocolate.  And all is once again right in the world.  Yes, it is magic hot chocolate like that. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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