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halloween sugar cookies skull plate

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Posted on Oct 28th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

My mother made sugar cookies three times a year: on Halloween, Valentine's Day, and at Christmas. My favorites were always the pumpkin shaped…

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Susan’s Mexican Pickled Vegetables

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Sadly, Susan's Mexican Pickled Vegetables is one of the Thanksgiving 2012 menu items that just didn’t get photographed, so bear with the…

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drumstick mole

Drumstick Mole

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 3 Comments

We're finally onto the main course: Drumstick Mole. For Mexican Thanksgiving 2012, I served this drumstick mole from Fine Cooking. Drumstick…

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Poblano Potato Gratin

Poblano Potato Gratin

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

This Poblano Potato Gratin has become a holiday favorite. I made it originally for Mexican Thanksgiving 2012 and it was so good (and popular) that it…

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closeup brussels apple slaw

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Slaw

Posted on Nov 20th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

This Brussels Sprouts and Apple Slaw is a great example of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients and flavors used to update the wonderful cabbage…

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tequila cranberry relish

Tequila Cranberry Relish

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 3 Comments

This Tequila Cranberry Relish is a variation on the cranberry relish my mom always makes. People often ask about her secret recipe, but it’s really…

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fig sage cornbread stuffing with cotija

Cornbread Stuffing with Cotija, Figs and Sage

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

When I set myself upon a Mexican menu, I knew that all of those cornbread stuffing recipes I’d seen over the years would finally have their day in…

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apple cider cream pie

Apple Cider Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I think this Apple Cider Cream Pie one of the recipes I’ve made in the past few years with a name that doesn’t do it justice. Cream pies in…

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cranberry caramel tart

Cranberry Caramel Tarts

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I absolutely adore these Cranberry Caramel Tarts. This was one of those desserts that I knew would be a favorite of mine, even before I tried it. And…

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sweet potato puree with curry puffed grains

Sweet Potato Purée with Curry Puffed Grains

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

This is the first peek at my Thanksgiving 2013 menu in the form of Sweet Potato Purée with Curry Puffed Grains. I'm sharing it so that I can post…

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tart and spicy ginger sprtiz

Tart and Spicy Ginger Spritz Mocktail

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

With all of the busy Thanksgiving posting and leftover making, I haven’t shared a cocktail in awhile, so I'm rectifying that today with a Tart and…

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snow storm hot chocolate

Snowstorm Hot Chocolate

Posted on Dec 8th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 9 Comments

Today it’s the first big snow in Philly (and lots of other places, I’m sure) and with that came Snowstorm Hot Chocolate. If you were watching the…

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grasshopper brownies in front of christmas tree

Grasshopper Brownies

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Holiday sweets are on the menu here at Dirty Laundry Kitchen including Grasshopper Brownies, a family favorite. I know we all have lots of parties…

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mice cookies in front of tree

Winter’s Eve Mice Cookies

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

While it’s true that there are lots and lots of cookies already hanging around in offices and lounges everywhere, I promise you’re going to need…

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Norwegian Bars

Norwegian Almond Bars

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 7 Comments

Close in time to making these Norwegian Almond Bars, my sister asked me to rank pistachios, cashews, peanuts and almonds in order of preference. I…

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Egg Nog side view

Grandpa P.O.’s Nog! – Eggnog

Posted on Dec 18th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

This Grandpa P.O.'s Nog! - Eggnog is the real deal. Grandfather Peter Olaf Peterson's recipe. Raw eggs. Real cream. 100 proof wild turkey. It’s not…

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Danish Puff

Danish Puffs

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

The second almond dessert of the week, as promised: Danish Puffs. The flaky crust, the custardy egg puff that is pâte à choux, the buttery sweet…

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cranberry butternut squash bread pudding with maple syrup and whipped cream

Cranberry Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

This Cranberry Butternut Squash Bread Pudding is a wonderful make-ahead Winter brunch dish. It’s great sweet or savory and I like it best served as…

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tamale dough with butternut filling in husk

Tamale Dough

Posted on Dec 26th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

I’m no tamale expert, unless you count eating them, but last year I adopted the tradition of making tamales for Christmas using Anna Zepaltas…

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plum sparkler New Year's Eve cocktail

Plum Sparkler

Posted on Dec 27th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

A New Year’s Party requires a special cocktail, complete with lots of bubbles. New Year's Eve is all about the champagne, so if you're making a…

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swedish orange cardamom stars iced

Swedish Orange Cardamom Stars

Posted on Dec 29th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

These Swedish Orange Cardamom Stars provide a festive and light dessert that will pair nicely with the cocktail and further our theme of glitter…

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pickled pear bruschetta

Pickled Pear Bruschetta

Posted on Dec 30th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

The hearty cracker as the base makes for a beautiful and rustic dish with my Pickled Pear Bruschetta. The rich mascarpone shallot spread is both…

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stilton tart with blueberry sage compote aerial

Stilton Tart with Blueberry Sage Compote

Posted on Dec 31st, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

This Stilton Tart with Blueberry Sage Compote is a lovely thing to make for a New Year’s Eve cocktail party. One of the best parts about it is…

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plum sparkler New Year's Eve cocktail

Happy New Year Party

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Happy New Year! Dirty Laundry Kitchen is now about a year old. I want to take a moment to thank you all so much for reading the blog and sharing 2013…

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leftover eggnog pancakes

Leftover Eggnog Pancakes

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

It's possible I like these Leftover Eggnog Pancakes even better than the Nog from which they're made. And I really like the Nog. They're a…

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Cranberry Margaritas frozen with lime

Cranberry Frozen Margaritas

Posted on Jan 10th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Despite it being the middle of Winter, the high tomorrow is 61° F, so I feel comfortable getting back on the posting track with cold Cranberry…

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mushroom kale tamales with chile rojo salsa

Mushroom and Kale Tamales

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Of the three different tamales on my Hot Tamale Dinner Menu, these Mushroom and Kale Tamales are my favorites. That is quite the accolade too,…

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Ginger Ginger Ginger Cookies with White Chocolate aerial

Ginger. Ginger! Ginger!! Cookies with White Chocolate

Posted on Feb 6th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

It's colder than molasses in February, which triggers a happy cold weather memory for me and these Ginger. Ginger! Ginger!! Cookies with White…

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cherry lime scone for valentine's

Cherry Lime Scones, Heart-shaped for Valentine’s

Posted on Feb 12th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 14 Comments

Cherry Lime Scones, Heart-shaped for Valentine’s are a big deal in our house. I’m not the earliest of risers, and Marc eats breakfast immediately…

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ricotta squash tart

Ricotta and Acorn Squash Tarts

Posted on Feb 28th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 9 Comments

I made these Ricotta and Acorn Squash Tarts for the first time for Thanksgiving dinner years ago based on a recipe from food and wine. They made it…

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ginger snap eggnog icecream sandwich

Ginger Snap Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Part of keeping my house well-stocked with things like the ingredients for Ginger Snap Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwich is about my serious love for house…

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Easter table in robin's egg blues

Easter Decorations

Posted on Mar 26th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

Believe it or not, here at the Dirty Laundry Kitchen we're already thinking about Easter. I have lots of ideas for Easter decorations that will make…

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rhubarb coffee cake with crumb topping for afternoon tea

Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

After you’ve got your guests settled in with a Pamplemosa, it’s time to bring out the Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping to keep them happy…

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Easter Egg Beet and Citrus Salad

Easter Egg Beet and Citrus Salad

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Salads are way more fun to eat if you put lots of goodies on them, and this Easter Egg Beet and Citrus Salad is no exception. I always make lots…

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Baked Ham with Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Glaze

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Glazed Baked Ham

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

What's so great about this Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Glazed Baked Ham? My brother likes to make ham, and over the years, he's introduced me to coca…

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Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake front

Chocolate Hazelnut Crêpes Cake

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Easter candy is all about chocolate: chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and whatever else you can get your paws on- pun intended. Just because you're…

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Happy Easter grape hyacinth and eggs

Happy Easter!

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Happy…

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Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Glaze for Thanksgiving

Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Glaze

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Tis’ the season when Dirty Laundry Kitchen turns into Thanksgiving central starting off with this recipe for Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Glaze. I…

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie with Gluten Free Cashew Crust

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

My Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie with Gluten Free Cashew Crust was a knock it out of the park sort of recipe. It was also a perfect fit for my Caribbean…

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Lime Dark Rum Cranberry Relish TG

Lime Dark Rum Cranberry Relish

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I love cranberry relish, and no matter my theme, it's going to be at my Thanksgiving table in some form or the other. So when I took on a Caribbean…

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Chocolate Chestnut Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chestnut Coffee Cake

Posted on Nov 29th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

‘Tis the season for all things holiday baking, guests popping in and out with little notice, keeping a few extra nice bottles of wine about, and…

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Chestnut Soup for Anna

Chestnut Soup for Anna

Posted on Dec 31st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Not only is December chestnut season, and not only do I love them and all excuses to make chestnut recipes, but my dear friend Anna has just given…

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Mint Butter Lamb Chops Jerusalem dinner

Mint Butter Lamb Chops

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 5 Comments

When you're making a very special dinner to serve to friends, such as my Jerusalem Cookbook Dinner Party, sometimes you really just need at least one…

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Chestnut Sticky Buns

Chestnut Sticky Buns

Posted on Feb 13th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 11 Comments

Chestnut Sticky Buns, Barrett? Why are you messing with perfection? It’s a reasonable question, I agree. I have a reasonable answer though. I…

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Vasterbottenpaj Swedish Quiche sliced

Vasterbottenpaj Swedish Quiche

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 11 Comments

It feels a little ominous to post my Vasterbottenpaj (Swedish Quiche) the day before the US v. Sweden Women’s World Cup game. While I love…

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Homemade Marshmallows for Smores

Homemade Marshmallows for Smores

Posted on Jun 27th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 9 Comments

I definitely didn't recreate the wheel when it came time to learn how to make Homemade Marshmallows for Smores, rather I looked to David…

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Bacon Herb Paste Stuffed Turkey herbs and bacon golden brown

Bacon Herb Paste Stuffed Turkey

Posted on Oct 15th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 23 Comments

This Bacon Herb Paste Stuffed Turkey is a variation on a Food and Wine recipe that I’ve been making for years. Bacon Herb Paste Stuffed Turkey is…

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Swedish Gjetost Fondue with sliced fruit and crisps

Swedish Gjetost Fondue

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 12 Comments

This Gjetost Fondue is another great easy to make ahead hors d’oeuvres that’s perfect for any Thanksgiving, but I served it as a started for my…

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Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving

Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

One item that I absolutely cannot have Thanksgiving without is a version of my Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish. If you check out a couple of…

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Rye Crust Apple Custard Pie dallop of creme fraiche

Rye Crust Apple Custard Pie

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I love everything about this Rye Crust Apple Custard Pie, except perhaps the fact that it requires a deep-dish pan and it’s a bit of a pain to…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Gumbo

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Gumbo

Posted on Nov 26th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

This Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Gumbo is a very popular recipe in my family. My brother in particular requests this one every year. The good news…

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Apple Cider Margaritas for fall

Apple Cider Margarita

Posted on Dec 9th, 2016 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

This year, this Apple Cider Margarita has been my drink of choice, especially when I'm entertaining. I've made it for almost everyone I know at this…

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