Category Archives: holiday

No Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

The dr deb office has closed for the year. The last pot has been fired and unloaded from Big Bertha (the refurbished electric kiln named after a tiny ferret). Brian is home for the holidays; Meg will join us on … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese Appetizer

  On the night I met my husband, Bob, I had a blind date with a very tiny urologist named Howard. It was November, 1984. Bob was introduced to me by a friend with whom, previously, I’d had a brief, … Continue reading

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Warm Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Salad

  Have you ever noticed that there are some people who always seem to know the inside story? Yeah, well, I’m usually not one of them. But I got the scoop on the Brussels sprout situation in Washington DC during … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce Variations

Happy Holidays!!! I know you’re busy, so no chatting today. Let’s get down to the reason we’re all here, to get new ideas for delicious things to eat. There is no time that is more important than now, right? I … Continue reading

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Star Bread

    They say that as we age we get “set in our ways.” I’ve never paid much attention to that because I don’t know who “they” is and I’ve never thought of myself as getting old. But as I … Continue reading

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been working on this chocolate chip cookie recipe for 50 years. It is my holiday gift to you! Happy holidays!!! Like any decent food blogger, I’ve made many different chocolate chip cookies in my baking career. The originial Toll House … Continue reading

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Deb’s Chicken Cacciatore

“You must be Jewish,” the produce man said to my mother. She couldn’t figure out if this was his idea of flirtation, or a peculiar response to her request for bigger onions. He must have realized that the appropriateness of … Continue reading

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Caramel Corn OMFG

    Guess what Bob found in the garage? My popcorn popper! Last fall, before the renovation from hell, we packed away most of the contents of the broken kitchen. Everything that wasn’t an everyday essential went into storage in … Continue reading

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Genius-ish Umami Roasted Cauliflower

Don’t get me wrong, I love being dr deb. My work is meaningful, important, interesting, lucrative, and rewarding. I’ve been a practicing psychologist for 28 years and I’m good at it. But I watch my husband, friends, and colleagues aspire … Continue reading

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Smoothie Shots

Let’s celebrate! Finally, we are seeing signs of spring here in the woods! I just got back from my first glove-less run in 5 months! The phoebes are here and there are snowdrops and crocuses in an undisclosed location a … Continue reading

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