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Drinking custard—a delicious way to kick off the holidays

By guest contributor Bernadette Dryden No other dish in my lifelong cooking repertoire brings fonder memories of Christmas, sense of place and family than does the recipe below. My mother made drinking custard every year during the holidays and served it alongside her fabulous date pudding or tall applesauce cake (drizzled with caramel icing and […]

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Grandma Lelia’s Grape Wine

This is from a recipe card written by my friend Patty’s grandmother Lelia Divinia, who passed away in 1944. Patty makes no claims for it and has no idea how it will taste, but there is no doubt it will be quite sweet.   Thanks to Patty Handelman for the recipe.

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Here’s my version of watermelon agua fresca, a refreshing fresh fruit drink that’s great on a hot afternoon when watermelon is in season. Pour it into a pretty glass, garnish with mint, lime, or watermelon—or all three—and sip it by the pool or on your deck. Kids and grown-ups can enjoy it straight up, in […]

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