The Feast of the Seven Fishes

Mussels for Feast of Seven Fishes
Looking for a new Christmas Eve tradition? Trying to avoid the same turkey and ham Christmas dinner you always make? This year, while wondering how to make the meal enjoyable and grand, I decided to try a collection of recipes that would add up to a Feast of the Seven Fishes. It was messy, challenging, and a lot of fun; I’d encourage anyone to try it one year as a part of their own celebrations!

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In Case of Emergency… Spaghetti Carbonara

spaghetti carbonara
Picture this: it’s 3 p.m. on a Friday. You’ve had a hectic week, with no time to go to the grocery store. Your fridge resembles the Gobi Desert. In some masochistic slip of the tongue, you’ve invited a few friends to dinner at your place… and now you’ve got to feed four people. Oh, did I mention you have about 30 minutes to spare between arriving home and your guests showing up? WHAT DO YOU MAKE?!

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Eggplant Parmesan, and Why the Days Get Shorter

eggplant parmesan

Eggplant is the best nightshade (sorry, tomatoes). Inventory of eggplant is starting to dwindle on grocery store shelves, and it is BECAUSE of this lack of eggplant that the sun doesn’t want to wake up as early or stay out as late, and we all have to suffer the dark and cold. It’s science!

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Labor Day Feast: A Real One This Time

In case you weren’t aware, it is Labor Day weekend, prime time for cook-outs and celebrating the last days of summertime fun (sorry if that’s a depressing thought). For a lot of kids, this means heading back to school; for a lot of adults, this means it’s time for some pumpkin beer. If you’re hosting a huge gathering this weekend or just spending some time in the company of friends or family, I have some suggestions for your Labor Day Feast!

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