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Bring stuffed mushrooms into the modern era (and to a party)

When I was a kid and my mom was throwing dinner parties, I noticed that one of her go-to appetizers was stuffed mushrooms. The fungi in the spotlight were plain old white cultivated mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of buttery chopped mushrooms stems, onions, breadcrumbs and a little dried thyme or cheese.

A cheesy, spicy cracker that’s good enough to give as gifts

When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. I can’t remember the brand I think it was a British import but I do remember that my sister and brother and I would inhale them as soon the tin was opened. All these years later the flavour of those crackers, richly cheesy and spicy, remains burned into my memory.

A cheesy, spicy cracker that’s good enough to give as gifts

When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. I can’t remember the brand I think it was a British import but I do remember that my sister and brother and I would inhale them as soon the tin was opened. All these years later the flavour of those crackers, richly cheesy and spicy, remains burned into my memory.

Hard to beat a great date to meet all you gift-giving needs

All the parties and gatherings of the holiday season mean we often find ourselves in need of gifts. Sure, there are bottles of wine and pans of marshmallow-studded fudge, mini-loaves of banana-walnut bread and numerous plates of festively mismatched holiday cookies. But this year, maybe try something new to satisfy your gift-giving needs.

No time - or room in the oven - to bake cookies? Try these!

As the holidays draw near, I feel like I have two sticks of butter softening on my counter at all times, and I’m always on the verge of heating my oven to 350 F to bake cookies. But it’s also this time of year that the oven tends to be in high demand, perhaps put to work to roast a squash or a big piece of meat.

KitchenWise: Recipe for fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings

Many of the signature dishes of Hanukkah involve either cheese or frying in oil... Or both! Since I like to have it all, I created these fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings a luscious dessert — featuring both ingredients. Happily, they are easy to make, requiring no special equipment other than a deep fat thermometer.