Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

If you’re still not completely settled on your Christmas and holiday dishes, today I’m sharing some of my proven favorites. First off, if you have a small kitchen and you’re hosting a holiday party or toying with the idea of having an impromptu gathering, check out my Small Space Gusto tips for preparing holiday feasts in a …

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Everybody thinks of green bean casserole as a Thanksgiving dish, and it is, but we love it anytime during the chilly season. It’s just that kind of cozy, comforting dish, the kind of dish you’d bring to a Christmas or holiday potluck, or serve as part of a special weekend dinner. Making green bean casserole …

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A small kitchen (or home) shouldn’t hold you back from your dreams of hosting a Christmas or holiday feast. Good friends and family don’t mind being cozy. And you’d be amazed at what you can do in a small kitchen. When I lived in an apartment with a small galley kitchen in Arlington VA, I …

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“Two pushes, Deirdre, two pushes!” I wish my inner kitchen coach had yelled that at me when I was working my new cookie press for the first time. A few hours after I made these cookies, I was thinking about how to describe them for Bitten Word’s 2014 Cover to Cover Project: Holiday Cookies. I …

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