Chicken Pot Pie

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The ultimate comfort food is Chicken Pot Pie. With a few convenient shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and store-bought puff pastry, they are surprisingly easy to make.  If you are cooking Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you are likely to have all of the necessary ingredients on hand, offering a heavenly way to eat leftover Thanksgiving turkey in place of chicken. I always prefer to create individual servings whenever possible – it is a simple way to make the presentation more personal. This recipe is soulfully delicious and so fool-proof that it is customizable if you have modifications that you would like to experiment with: [Read more…]

Champagne and a New Year

How to properly pour champagne

According to a study released by the American Chemical Society, how you pour that bottle of bubbly may be as important as what you’re pouring. French chemists at the Universite´de Reims found that pouring champagne or sparkling wine at an angle, so that it hits the side of the glass, is the most effective pouring technique for maintaining the taste, aroma, and those essential bubbles. –Elle Decor

The art of the proper pour is most definitely need to know information for today, of all days. I gathered a few New Years, entertaining, and champagne related quotes… they might be useful later on when the toasting begins: [Read more…]

Sasha Nicholas- Making Dinnerware Meaningful

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As I have mentioned in other articles, I am not typically a fan of monograms. Unless… there is something unusual and interesting about them. I want to introduce you to Cindy Nouri, whose product line repeatedly caught my eye on social media. She is a historian of typography and of monograms, with a fascinating background in porcelain and gold- would you believe- via DENTISTRY. She now applies her expertise in these elements to a bigger “canvas”, creating beautiful custom dinnerware for her company Sasha Nicholas, named for her two children. Cindy’s professional journey might inspire us all to take our dreams seriously and follow our passions.   [Read more…]

Christmas Traditions

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I don’t know about you, but I think Santa might deserve something a little heartier than milk after endless stops that involve assembling complicated toys, the stress of NOT tracking fireplace ashes into homes, staying on schedule, and keeping warm. After all, we DO want him to feel very comfortable and welcome around here~ that’s our tradition anyway. [Read more…]

Saving Graces: Manners

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Wherever the holidays take you, remember to bring your manners-

I read a wonderful article in the latest Bon Appétit that was written by Ben Schott and the editors. It was a fantastic compilation of  MODERN MANNERS reminders for hosts and guests, specific to Thanksgiving, but appropriate for any occasion. Here are a few of my favorite pointers: [Read more…]