We would like to wish all of our readers a happy holiday season and offer up some of our favorite dishes for your table! Enjoy!
I’m a terrible cook. Thank goodness little is expected from me by my family during the holidays.
We don’t have much family in the US, and we tend to follow a very loosely adapted, quainter version of the all-American feasting holidays.
One food that I will be bringing to the table this season is cacio e pepe, which translates from Italian to cheese and pepper. This is a pasta so simple yet so delicious and easy to prepare even I couldn’t mess it up. Prep time totals about twenty minutes.
Below, you’ll find a photo of one of my favorite cacio e pepe dishes that I had from a market by Temple’s Rome campus while I was abroad this summer. Also, I’ve attached an easy to follow recipe from The New York Times. The best part? It’s just three steps!
1 ½ cups finely grated pecorino Romano, plus more for dusting completed dish
1 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 tablespoon ground black pepper, plus more for finishing the dish
¾ pound tonnarelli or other long pasta like linguine or spaghetti
Good olive oil
I really love to cook, but sometimes the easiest recipes are the best! This is my mother’s apple sauce recipe (so maybe it should be called the “Sherman Family Applesauce!”) It’s extremely simple to make, and as it cooks the entire house smells like warm apples and cinnamon – I make it every chance I get! I hope you enjoy it.
Happy holidays from my family to yours!
9 large apples (Gala is preferred)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cinnamon stick or powdered cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Okay. This is my weakness. I have already consumed an entire jar of relish this semester alone! The recipe comes from one of my favorite restaurants as a kid, Country Cupboard of Lewisburg, PA. It’s incredibly easy to make, and it freezes well too if you want to pace yourself!
*Makes approx. 2 cups*
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 medium sized apple (pared and cored)
½ cup of sugar
Nothing celebrates the holiday season like a pumpkin spice latte! The perfect ending to your day, this homemade version from Food and Wine is easy to make and pairs perfectly with a slice of pumpkin pie! Happy holidays!
1/4 pumpkin puree
1/4 cup (8 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot strong coffee
Grated nutmeg, for garnish
Recipe from hungry-girl.com
Looking to make a delicious dessert this holiday season? Look no further than Nana Jo’s Chocolate Pie! One of my personal favorites and a guaranteed hit at any table, this easy-to-make pie will satisfy all of your chocolatey cravings! My dad makes Nana Jo’s Chocolate Pie every year for our family Thanksgiving, and it never fails to please. In fact, it’s become somewhat of a tradition in my family!
The recipe is from the cookbook of the Red Lion Inn, a picturesque restaurant and hotel in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Stockbridge is also home to the Norman Rockwell Museum, where the famous American painter Norman Rockwell lived while painting some of his time-honored masterpieces. I definitely recommend visiting Stockbridge if you can– it’s a small, quaint New England town, and is beautiful in the fall and around the holidays! Plus, you can check out the delicious food at the Red Lion Inn, like Nana Jo’s Chocolate Pie! From my family’s table to yours!
2 cups milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 baked pie shell
Lightly sweetened whip cream
You’re not a chef? You don’t like cooking? Are you of age and enjoy drinking spirits? Here’s my holiday recipe: If you’re 21 or older gather some friends, go to a pub and order some huge cocktails. Happy holidays from Miami!