Food & Recipes

King Cake

Serving King Cake for Mardi Gras is a tradition in New Orleans that goes back to medieval France

Santa’s Sugar Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen (depending on the size of the cookie cutters) It is not the holidays without sugar cookies all dressed up in a shiny glazed icing. 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tablespoon…


Everyone loves pizzelle, and this waffle-like cookie is made in a pizzelle iron.

Guy’s Fruitcake

This fruitcake, more like a steamed pudding, is a winner with its moist crumb and intense fruit flavor.

Sicilian Sweet-and-Sour Pumpkin Salad

Serves 4–6 In Italy, pumpkin, or zucca, is used as a filling for ravioli. It’s also used to make gnocchi, baked into bread and is puréed for soup. In Sicily, pumpkin is marinated and served as an antipasto. The beautiful…

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

One forkful of this moist, pumpkin-spice buttermilk cake will definitely put you in a fall mood. It makes a dramatic statement baked in a bundt pan.

Kale with Raisins and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Serves 4 There are many ways to eat kale, including this tasty combination of kale with raisins, toasted sesame seeds and a splash of balsamic vinegar glaze. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Bunch kale, leaves only, well rinsed and coarsely chopped…

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