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Get "Christmas Noel" in Kindle or Nook format!Christmas defines the season of giving, followed in quick succession by a sense of renewal in the New Year. Food is the centerpiece of most holiday gatherings, when families, friends and co-workers come together in the spirit of appreciation and celebration.

Some of our favorite holiday recipes include Almond Hot Toddy, Christmas "Cheer" Egg Nog, Christmas Rum Balls, Classic Shortbread, Cream Brandy, Gingerbread Cake, Glogg (Swedish Mulled Wine), Irish Soda Scones, Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas Cookies), Mailanderli (Swiss Butter Cookies), Nusstorte (Swiss Nut Cake), Peanut Butter Cocoa, Pecan Kisses, Pwdin Nadolig (Welsh Christmas Pudding) and Wassail among many others. More Christmas recipes >

Christmas Noel contains information about the history and origins of Christmas, Santa Claus, the North Pole, Christmas trees, mistletoe, traditions, global holiday greetings, gift-wrapping ideas, seasonal recipes from across the globe and resources for further study. Christmas Noel also appears in article format on the Food Fare web site, where it is available for free. More >

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As 2015 draws to a close, many of us have much to be thankful for (that we're still alive and kicking, for starters) - so join us in celebrating Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving with Food Fare

As usual, Food Fare is offering bits about Thanksgiving with seasonal tips, resources and gobs of recipes such as Apple & Sausage Stuffing, Coppa Canapes, Garbanzo Nut Loaf, Grilled Asparagus, Pumpkin-Pecan Pie, Roast Turkey with Hazelnut Stuffing, Spiced Wine, Turkey Pita Pockets, Uncle Pat's Crab Cocktail and much more.

Thanksgiving with Food Fare also contains a brief history of Thanksgiving, along with recipes for appetizers, beverages, desserts, giblets, gravy, side dishes, stuffing, roast turkey and suggestions for leftovers. Also included are recipes for alterative meals such as duck, ham and vegetarian dishes. The book has turkey and ham guides, and links for further study.


Feast your eyes and get ready for the season!

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Happy Halloween from Food Fare!My favorite time of year is finally here! The heat of summer is now just an unpleasant memory. Foliage is beginning to change color, shedding the dusty look of the driest season. Food also becomes more alluring, full of harvest hues and flavors.

Autumn usually provides a bounty of fresh produce, including pumpkins, squashes and zucchini. Zucchini Casserole is another favorite, along with Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash, Baked Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Pie Pudding. The possibilities are literally endless.

Looking for some Graveyard Grub? Recipes for the season? Or some Halloween folklore? For ghoulish tidbits from Food Fare, take a pick from Halloween History or All Hallows Eve - if you dare . . . Learn about Halloween traditions around the globe, famous legends, tricks and trivia, Halloween words that originated many centuries ago, peruse ghoulish web links, and try your hand at some fiendish delights:

Food Fare: Halloween RecipesBlack Cat Pie, Bloodshake, Bloody Mary Dip, Bread of the Dead, Eyeballs, Eye of Newt, Freaky Fingers, Monster Eyes, Soul Cakes, Spider Web Dip, Toasted Tombstones, Witches Brew and many more. And don't forget about the Pumpkin Patch, which includes the history of pumpkins, tips on growing pumpkins, varieties, methods of cooking, health benefits, trivia, and a few choice recipes such as Pumpkin Dip, Pumpkin Pancakes and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

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