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My Favorite Holiday Recipes

By Jan Buhrman

My favorite holiday recipes. I wish for you jolly times around the table with  your favorite recipes, good friends and those you love this holiday season. I share with you some of my favorite holiday recipes. Wassail I have created my own version of apple cider and eggnog. I had something like this in...

Pomegranate Drink

By Jan Buhrman

2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice sweetened with honey (place the seeds and 1 teaspoon honey in the blender and blend – strain away the pulp) 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice 2 mint sprigs Sparkling water (optional) Muddle the mint, by bruising it in a glass. Fill a glass with pomegranate juice and...


By Jan Buhrman

Caitlin made her eggnog with raw eggs and I must acknowledge that if you do not have access to good eggs that can be eaten raw, I recommend heating them to 170 degrees with the milk.  Otherwise, we simply separated the yolks from the whites, whisked the whites until fluffy and added the yolks...

Scallops and Parsnip Puree

By Jan Buhrman

The bay scallops are like candy this time of year and when served with this puree, they are remarkable. I only use a smudge of puree (along with a little drizzle of pumpkin oil, maldon sea salt and cracked pepper) under the scallops so guests can toothpick the scallops and smear the smudge onto...

Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

By Jan Buhrman

These fructose-free bliss balls are a great treat to serve your friends and family to show them that quitting fructose can still be delicious! 1/2 cup cashew butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1...

Gingerbread Dough for Making Houses + Royal Icing

By Jan Buhrman

I am making gingerbread houses with my neighbor boys who are 8 and 10 this week and this is a good recipe. It is too hard to eat, but after many years of making gingerbread houses, this one does work and holds up well. One year, I saved our gingerbread in the basement with...

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