Category: Christmas

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

A “dressed up for Christmas” photo of a Sandman from Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

A whimsical and tasteful little Christmas tree at Heathrow Airport is just right.

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Slightly sweet with just a hint of heat, this tart cranberry relish is the perfect complement to rich holiday food.

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

One Stocking Left Behind

One Stocking Left Behind

It’s time to put away Christmas, but one stocking was left behind. The goodies look yummy – is it ok to sample?

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

One big post is a roundup of the Christmas 2018 festivities at Glover Gardens.

Christmas Wishes from E. B. White – The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC

This heartfelt, ironic, wry and ultimately sweet poem is worth 3 minutes of your time.  Click on the link below to hear it read aloud. Merry Christmas. E. B. White sends Christmas greetings to uncertified accountants, old men asleep in libraries, and people who think […]

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

My grandmother “Mema” fed us in classic grandmotherly style: something was always just out of the oven, just for you. Here’s her legendary yeast roll recipe.

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way. 

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Decorating a Christmas tree and talking about the ornaments is a family’s oral history. This haiku celebrates the tree.

Found Recipe:  A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Found Recipe: A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.

Baking with Myrna Loy and William Powell

Baking with Myrna Loy and William Powell

Classic movies are a great Christmas cooking companion.

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Gorgeous silver and white dining room decorated for Christmas – even the chandelier!

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.


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