The classic French dish known as Coq au Vin is a chicken braised in wine and garlic, typically accompanied by mushrooms, onions and cubes of bacon. The wine most often used to create this rich and hearty dish is a red Burgundy wine.
My husband is a shift worker, which means that more often than not, he can be found hard at work on Christmas day itself. But that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the festive season. We’ve adapted to his schedule by inviting our friends to come by any time before or after December 25.
After getting completely sucked in watching the Great British Baking Show, these blondies were born. This favorite recipe is inspired from one of the show’s cookbooks and when we needed to make a substitution after missing a key ingredient, these became our own.
When my kids were younger, they had a penchant for exhibiting some of their less than desirable behaviors right before Christmas. I would pick up a phone, hold a conversation with Santa and explain why he didn’t need to stop at our house. Apologies from my kids inevitably followed.