Friday, December 14, 2012

YULETIDE IS APPROACHING... HOLY COW, WHAT SHALL WE SERVE OUR GUESTS! - GOT NO CLUE? CHECK OUT MY EXTENSIVE LIST!

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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
Soon it'll be the 25th of December and the 1st of January, and I'm pretty sure most of you have already been meticulously planning their Christmas as well as New Year meals weeks if not months in advance. Whilst a majority of people are as organized as a five star soldier on a critical mission and ready to throw a memorable party, a small minority of "flunkees" like me are still scratching their heads and trying to figure out what they could possibly serve their guests on D Day (in my case, there will be no visitors coming over for lunch or supper, so that simplifies things considerably, but I still want to prepare a scrumptious dinner for my birthday and the year's end). 

Unpreparedness always generates a lot of anxiety, thus we generally start freaking out at the prospect of hosting the celebrations and the immense pressure that comes together with that makes us run around spaztically like headless chickens on psychedelic drugs. Not a pretty sight if you ask me!

So, whether you are a big fan of those festivities or a rebel soul like me (either an anti-consumerist, a nonreligious individual or a heathen) with a soft spot for bouncy bashes, I have no doubt that you don't want to let your chaotic lack of method, explosive anxiety and procrastinative attitude get in the way and spoil the fete.

We all want  to have a bedazzling and richly decorated table graced with lots of mouthwatering dishes and spend some valuable moments with those who hold a special place in our hearts, hence there is no way we want our family reunion or social gathering to get ruined by our disastrous and incompetent planning. This is why, in order to avoid panic attacks, unnecessary drama, last-minute breakdowns and seeing your risk of having a heart failure rise, I thought that I'd share with you my holiday recipe roundup which I have minutiously compiled here for your comfort.

Hopefully it'll come in handy, take some weight off your shoulders and help you reduce your stress level. Who knows? You might very well find something interesting and save some precious time by creating a menu which you have put together thanks this post. Take it easy and don't wrack your brains, it's not worth endagering your health for a few hours of short-lived joy - nobody will express their gratitude if you end up in the emergency departement.

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The lucky winner of "An Edible Mosaic" coobook (see giveaway) is Kulsum at "Journey Kitchen". Congratulations!!!

Apperitive Food & Starters:
Brazilian Toasts (see recipe)
Caribbean Banana Soup (see recipe)
Chedar, Bacon & Egg Scone Sandwiches (see recipe)
Chopped Liver (see recipe)
Curried Parsnip And Apple Soup (see recipe)
Falafels (see recipe)
Foie Gras Terrine (see recipe)
Flammeküche Pizza (see recipe)
Fried Ricotta (see recipe)
Gravlax - Salt Cured Salmon (see recipe)
Ham And Parmesan Cake (see recipe)
Italian Wine Biscuits (see recipe)
Kipper Rillettes (see recipe)
Lavash Crackers (see recipe)
Lemon Parmesan Dip (see recipe)
Lobster Salad (see recipe)
Oat Cakes (see recipe)
Ostrich Steak Tartar (see recipe)
Parmesan And Gorgonzola Cheesecake (see recipe)
Parmesan And Italian Herbs Shortbread Cookies (see recipe)
Potato Chips/Crisps (see recipe)
Ricotta With Za'Atar (see recipe)
Smoked Haddock And Gruyère Tartlets (see recipe)
Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Bagels (see recipe)
Smoky Chili Crackers (see recipe)
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (see recipe)
Spinach And Feta Strudel (see recipe)

Spicy Syrian-Style Lentil Soup (see recipe)
Sweet And Savory Italian Meatballs (see recipe)
Tahitian Poisson Cru Made With Salmon (see recipe)
Tiny Curry Scones (see recipe)
Vietnamese Chicken And Grapefruit Salad (see recipe)


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Main Courses:
Blueberry Pork Chops (see recipe)
Brazilian Xinxim De Galinha (see recipe)
Chicken And Mushrooms In Saint Marcellin Sauce (see recipe)
Chicken In Vanilla Sauce (see recipe)
Chinese Lemon Chicken (see recipe)
Greek Pork Stew With Quinces (see recipe)
Lasagne (see recipe)
Lemony Beef And Potato Tajine (see recipe)
Lump Egg Pasta With Saffron Sauce (see recipe)
Meatballs Brazilian Style (see recipe)
Pulled Pork (see recipe)
Raclette (see recipe)
Stuffed Quinces (see recipe)
Swiss Fondue (see recipe)

Side Dishes & Accompaniments:
Almond And Curry Bread (see recipe)
Barberry Pilaf (see recipe)
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orecchiette Pasta (see recipe)
Hot Italian-Style Tagliatelle (see recipe)
Jerusalem Artichoke Gratins (see recipe)
Maluns (see recipe)
Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts And Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orechiette (see recipe)
Parsnip Puree (see recipe)
Potato Kugel (see recipe)
Potatoes Baked With Parmiggiano (see recipe)
Pumpkin Latkes (see recipe)

Sauerkraut, Potato And Cheddar Pasties (see recipe)
Spätzlis (see recipe)
Tahini, Pomegranate & Coriander Salad (see recipe)
Toad In The Hole (see recipe)
Warm Beetroot With Sour Cream (see recipe)


 Festive Desserts, Cakes, Breads & Cookies:
Almond Cake From Reims (see recipe)
Alsatian New Year Chocolate Chip Brioche (see recipe)
Amaretti, Apricot Jam & Coconut Bars (see recipe)
Apple Challah (see recipe)
Apple Latkes (see recipe)
Apple Tart With Hazelnut Frangipani (see recipe)

Artisanal Oreos (see recipe)
Bakewell Tart (see recipe)
Banana Bread Pudding (see recipe)
Banana Walnut Bread (see recipe)
Basboussa - Egyptian Syrup Cake (see recipe)
Basler Brunsli Cookies (see recipe)
Birnenbrot (see recipe)
Bostoni Cream Pie (see recipe)
Brazilian Coffee Cookies (see recipe)

Butterscotch Sauce (see recipe)
Canoli (see recipe)
Cantuccini - Biscotti Cookies (see recipe)
Caramel Cake With Caramelized Butter Fosting (see recipe)
Caramel Walnut Tart (see recipe)
Caraway Seed Cake (see recipe)
Cardamom Crumb Cake (see recipe)

Cardamom Orange Brioche Bread (see recipe)
Cardamom, Matcha & Chestnut Mont Blancs (see recipe)
Carrot Bundt Cake (see recipe)
Challah Bread (see recipe 1 & recipe 2)
Cheesecake & Jelly (see recipe)
Cheesecake Marbled Brownies (see recipe)

Cherry Delights (see recipe)
Chestnut Bites (see recipe)
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (see recipe)
Chocolate & Pistachio Tartlets (see recipe)
Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Eclairs (see recipe)

Chocolate Ganache-Glazed Hazelnut Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Intensity Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Mousse/Delight (see recipe 1 & recipe 2)
Chocolate Pavlovas (see recipe)

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies (see recipe)
Chocolate Valentino (see recipe)
Chocolate Salted Whoopie Pies (see recipe)
Chocolate Walnut Fudge (see recipe)

Cinnamon And Tahinomelo Smorhorns (see recipe)
Cinnamon Chestnut Persimmon Muffins (see recipe)
Cinnamon Granola (see recipe)
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts (see recipe)
Coffee Kisses Cookies (see recipe)
Croquembouche (see recipe)
Cuchaule (see recipe)
Danish Braid (see recipe)
Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes (see recipe)
Dark Chocolate Tart (see recipe)
Date Bars (see recipe)
Deadly Blondies (see recipe)
Decorated Cookies (see recipe)
Deluxe Traditional English Trifle (see recipe)
Dobos Torte (see recipe)
Dream Bars (see recipe)

Drop Dead Chocolate Cake (see recipe)
Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse (see recipe)
Eggnog Mousse (see recipe)

English Tea And Fruit Loaf (see recipe)
Festive Winter Challah (see recipe)
Filbert Cake (see recipe)
Five Spice Ice Cream petits Fours (see recipe)
Fragrant Swedish Rye Bread (see recipe)
Frosted Spicy Rock Cakes (see recipe)
Fudgy Low-Fat Cocoa Cookies (see recipe)
Ginger Flavored Banana Cake (see recipe)
Gingerbread House (see recipe)
Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies (see recipe)
Grittibänz Breads (see recipe)


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Hazelnut Nougatine (see recipe)
Honey & Coffee Panna Cotta (see recipe)
Honey Cinnamon Graham Cookies (see recipe)
Ice Cream Cake (see recipe)
Italian Ricotta Cookies (see recipe)
Kalbura Basti (see recipe)
Koulourakia - Greek Cookies (see recipe)
Kriegskuchen/War Cake (see recipe)
Lamingtons (see recipe)
Lemon Buttermilk Tart (see recipe)
Lemon Curd (see recipe)
Lemon Honey Cookies (see recipe)
Lemon Mousse Verrines (see recipe)
Luscious Lemon Bars (see recipe)
Luscious Pumpkin Jam (see recipe)
Macadamia Nut Cookies (see recipe)
Macarons With Chocolate & Peanut Better Ganache (see recipe)
Magenbrot Cookies (see recipe)
Mallows (see recipe)
Melting Moments Cookies (see recipe)
Milanais/Mailänderli Cookies (see recipe)
Milk Chocolate And Caramel Tart (see recipe)
Mincemeat For mince Pies (see recipe)
Mince pies (see recipe)
Moist Orange Syrup Cake (see recipe)
Moroccan-Jewish Truffles (see recipe)
Mouhalabieh (see recipe)
Namoura (see recipe)
Nanaimo Bars (see recipe)
Nian-Gao (see recipe)
Norwegian Mountain Bread (see recipe)
 Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (see recipe)
Oatmeal Florentines (see recipe)
Opéra Cake (see recipe)
Orange Cornmeal Cake (see recipe)
Orange Tian (see recipe)
Panettone (see recipe)

Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies (see recipe)
Perfect Party Cake (see recipe)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (see recipe)
Portuguese Sweet Bread/Massa Sovada (see recipe)
Praliné Chocolates (see recipe)
Profiteroles (see recipe)
Pumpkin Apple Bread (see recipe)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce (see recipe)
Pumpkin Challah (see recipe)
Peanut Butter & Tonka Ice Cream (see recipe)
Pecan Sandies (see recipe)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (see recipe)
Profiteroles (see recipe)
Quarktorte With Raisins (see recipe)
Rose And Honey Madeleines (see recipe)
Rosemary And Vinefruit Bloomer (see recipe)

Rum Balls (see recipe)
Salée A La crème (see recipe)
Scones (see recipe)
Sesame Cookies (see recipe)
Sienese Panforte (see recipe)
Suet Pudding (see recipe)
Swiss Brunslis (see recipe)
Swiss Mailänderli - Milan Cookies (see recipe)
Swiss Saffron Bread (see recipe)
Swiss Zimsterne (see recipe)
Tartine Bakery Pumpkin Pie (see recipe)
Tahinomelo Spread With Mahlab (see recipe)
Tahinopitta - Tahini Cake (see recipe)
Tiramisù (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Tart (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Verrine (see recipe)
Triflemisù (see recipe)
Tuiles With Orange Praline Filling (see recipe)
Upside-Down Honey Cheescakes (see recipe)
Vanilla And Lemon Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting (see recipe)
Victoria Sandwich (see recipe)
Vols-Au-Vent (see recipe)
Walnut Ma'amouls (see recipe)
Walnut Tart (see recipe)
Wesh Cakes (see recipe)
Wicked Bacon And Turkish Coffee Brownies (see recipe)
Yule Log (see recipe)
Zesty Ricotta Tart (see recipe)


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Recipes From The Net
Cardamom Crèmes Brûlées (see recipe)
Carrots And Parsnips With Maple And Orange Glaze (see recipe)
Cavalucci (see recipe)
Chocolate Chestnut Fondant (see recipe)
Christmas Cake Tray Bake (see recipe)
Christmas Pie (see recipe)
Christmas Pudding Strudel (see recipe)
Christmas Stollen Cake (see recipe)
Citrus Craberry Layer Cake (see recipe)
Crisp Honey Mustard Parsnips (see recipe)
Cranberry Panna Cotta (see recipe)
Crispy Hedgehog Spuds With Sage (see recipe)
Dried Fruit Biscuits (see recipe)
Duck Liver And Gin Parfaits (see recipe)
Fragrant Mango And Apple Chutney (see recipe)
Frozen Mocha Cake With Chocolate Ganache Glaze (see recipe)
Fyrstekake or Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Tart (see recipe)
Gordon's Rustic Pâté (see recipe)
Green Tea And white Chocolate Cookies (see recipe)
Ham Hock And Mustard Terrine (see recipe)
Hazelnut Frangipane Tart With Quince Hazelnut Mincemeat (see recipe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Gravy (see recipe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Last-Minute Canapés (see recipe)
Lamb With Christmas Spices (see recipe)
Layered Squash, Barley And Spinach Pie (see recipe)
Lobster Stew (see recipe)
Mascarpone And Raspberry Trifle Terrine (see recipe)
Merunki Matcha Polvorones (see recipe)
Moroccan Spiced Pie (see recipe)
Mushroom Rice Stuffing (see recipe)
Nigel Slater's Alternative Birds (see recipe)
Nigel Slater's Mincemeat Cheesecake (see recipe)
Nigella's Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Trifle (see recipe)
 Orange, Chocolate And Coconut Cookies (see recipe)
Orange Marmalade, Date, Fig And Quark Stollen (see recipe)
Paul Hollywood's Christmas Buns (see recipe)
 Parsnip, Cranberry And Chestnut Loaf (see recipe)
Perfect Bread Sauce (see recipe)
Roasted Squash With Lemon-Tahini Sauce (see recipe)
Roasted Vegetable Mega Mix (see recipe)
Sausage, Sage And Onion Stuffing (see recipe)
Stir-Fried red Cabbage With Juniper And Pears (see recipe)
Swedish Dream Cookies (see recipe)
Swedish Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes (see recipe)
Turkey And squash Casserole (see recipe)
Ukrainian Christmas Cake (see recipe)
White Chocolate Cream Mousse (see recipe)
Wild Rice, chestnu And squash Stuffing (see recipe)
Yotam Ottolenghi's Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hoisin Sauce (see recipe)


78 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images, as usual!

    What a delicious list of eats for the holidays (or anytime!). My eyes went straight to the Lemon Parmesan Dip. I'd love to make it sometime. :)

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  2. What a glorious list! Especially those desserts... yumm

    xo

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  3. My gosh Rosa, those pictures are breathtaking, so so pretty!..and the list of course so extensive...

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  4. I know exactly what post to refer to when I have anxiety about hosting something. thanks for compiling the list. Hope you will have a lavish dinner for yourself :)

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  5. Oh my! What a great list! And what beautiful mountains. I wouldn't mind winter if it looked that beautiful out of my window.

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  6. What a huge list! I see many things I like :) Rosa the photos are magical! Love that winter wonderland place you just shred with us.

    Hugs

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  7. Y a d'quoi faire!
    Si on ne trouve pas notre bonheur dans cette liste jouissive... c'est que rien de rien ne peut nous faire plaisir!

    Tchin!

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  8. Yummy lists! Tempted buy that Ricotta with za'atar. I am a sucker for all thing that has za'atar in it :).

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  9. Oui, j'ai bien tout planifié : rien, je ne fais rien cette année et je me laisse dorloter ! Quoi ? Ce n'est pas sur la liste ? Alors je reviendrai en janvier piocjer quelques plats ... Bon week end dans tes magnifiques montagnes, je suis jalouse !

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  10. Une chance que tu es là, que d'idées. Il faudra que je reviennes zieuter tout ça!

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  11. I Love your nature photos! So crisp, clean, and refreshing- I can almost feel the brisk mountain air.

    As far as the menu is concerned, I'll take one of everything, please!

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  12. Great and generous list Rosa..
    Lost in the mountains and firs and snow am I..we simply have a very light see through dusting..Unusual for QC..
    Happy Holidays..and thanks for all you share~

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  13. Beautiful nature clicks, Rosa.
    Thank you for sharing the festive and delicious roundup!

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  14. what a long and amazing list and what lovely, lovely scenery!

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  15. What a big list of great recipes! I love that Aesop quote, its so true. I would rather eat a grilled cheese by myself than a big spread with bad company. I have social anxiety though so... I would probably always prefer less anxiety.

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  16. You have comprehensive list here Rosa! And oh my gosh, I want to hop on the plane and visit you. I know I'd forget about everything and can breathe and relax...despite this busy holiday season! Gorgeous photos~~~~~!

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  17. These pictures are breathtaking, so so pretty! Though I don't celebrate Christmas, the extensive list is handy.

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  18. What beautiful mountains and your photos are gorgeous! All of the recipes sound perfect for the big day celebrations. Thanks for putting them together.

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  19. Oh my wonder, Rosa! I'm going to pour a glass of wine after dinner and go through this with more care. The mountains call to me.

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  20. I think I'd have to trek up and down those snowy mountains quite a few times if I ate all those delicious recipes. But it sure would be worth it!

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  21. Hi Rosa
    Wow...this recipe list is looking Wonderful and I'm loving it so much. t is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy holidays !!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

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  22. Beautiful photos of your winter wonderland! Everything on your list sounds divine! I think we should all join you for Christmas :).

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  23. Lovely glorious list of Holiday dishes! Thanks for sharing dear and enjoy the snow! Have a great weekend. Bises xx
    Cheers
    Mamat

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  24. What a great list to go with gorgeous images. We should all make a list of our favorites.
    Sam

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  25. This list is absolutely incredible, Rosa! Thanks so much for putting it together for us...there are so many delicious ideas!

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  26. so wundervolle Bilder, kein Wunder, das ich am Liebsten Maluns machen möchte.

    Liebe Grüsse

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  27. WOW!!! Is this an amazing list or what??!! Love all these snowy mountain shots!

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  28. Wow that is enough for several cookbook's worth Rosa! :o

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  29. This is quite the extensive list!

    Does anybody else want to live right at the base of those mountains? What I wouldn't give for a view like that every day!

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  30. what a wonderful list!!! love the photos, as always! happy holidays to you!

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  31. Wow, what a great list of stuff to make! There's something there to meet everyone's tastes and cravings! Great images - you handled some tricky exposure issues really well. Good stuff - thanks.

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  32. Ahh, I always love looking through your holiday list, it all sounds so amazing, and the photos of the snowy alps are so very gorgeous! Over here in Northern California, our winter weather is just raining a bit and a little chilly. Happy holidays to you Rosa!

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  33. Rosa, your photos today are totally amazing. So lovely.
    I only have to do brunch this year...and everyone gets mad when I change my traditional menu. So I'm stuck. But I sure loved reading through your ideas!

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  34. Lovely list full of delicious picks! Thanks for sharing, Rosa. Very happy holidays to you and your family.

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  35. C'est décidé ! on va tous dans tes montagnes...avec cette liste nous sommes certains que ce seront de belles fêtes gourmandes !
    bonne soirée, bises !

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  36. Breathtaking pictures and what an amazing choice of food to choose from.

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  37. Wow that is one fine list Rosa! Thanks for that as I've already spotted some good ones! Needed the inspiration !

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  38. These pictures are stunning Rosa. Did you take them? I agree about the anxiety bit! I like to plan.. I am a planner. I will have everything worked out by Christmas it is just a matter of working it out. Thanks for the tips!

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  39. Je crois que je pourrais passer la journee a eplucher ta liste - merci Rosa :)

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  40. CASS: Thank you, dear! Yes, I take all the pictures you see on my blog. Cheers. :-)

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  41. Delicious list, it's hard to choose! and the photos are wonderful!

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  42. Beautiful photos Rosa...they make me want to be there in spite of not be able to tolerate cold...
    Thank you for the list....you really have an extensive list for all kind of dishes.
    Have a great week!

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  43. I'll take one of everything on that list! Your photos are truly a wonder, my dear.

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  44. Rosa i feel as though i ve eaten a seven course meal after i read your post... Mon dieu what patience you have!!! and the pictures aww what can i say Rosa? You have the aptitude to bring forth heaven to my eyes

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  45. What an amazing round-up of holiday treats and your photos are just stunning. They get better and better even though they're always beautiful and I think there's no way they can get any better since they're perfection :)

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  46. Thats one hellva list. Think you got it all covered ! Happy Holidays Rosa, hope you have a lovely Christmas :-)

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  47. Such an extensive list....only just sitting down to plan my menu...will take a look at some of these thanks.

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  48. Hi Rosa, very beautiful and gorgeous pictures. Excellent click.

    Your list of menu from main course to dessert look yummy yum yum.... The dessert menu are superb. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  49. Rosa, What a great (and super helpful) list of recipes!
    And I love your shots of the snowy mountains. I go years without seeing any snow and I do miss that magical sparkle.
    Wishing you very very happy holidays.
    xxoo
    E

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  50. Such a peaceful landscape !
    And thank you for sharing so many ideas and inspiration for a festive menu !

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  51. Stunning scenery and what a wonderful link for a scrumptious holiday meal. Merry Christmas!

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  52. Stunning scenery and what a wonderful link for a scrumptious holiday meal. Merry Christmas!

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  53. I want to escape the OZ heat and be there... lovely photos :D

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  54. WIth this list I am sure we all will find something to meet our need... Perfect!
    Congrats to kulsum for the cookbook!

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  55. Oh Wow...what a comprehensive list and what lovely photos too. Just makes me wanna visit this magical place ;)

    Thank you so much for being the first to comment at my blog..been trying and figuring out and viola!!!! So happy :)

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  56. OMG, what a list! Truly impressive... LOVING the photos too, especially the mountain stream one. I am off to Norway to ski on Saturday so pics of snow mountains make me grin from ear to ear!

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  57. I just want to go to that lanscape and play with snow! It never snows out here and I love my sunny CA, but these photos are so inviting!

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  58. my goodness Rosa
    how long did it take you to do that list?
    wow!
    I'm impressed at the length of it and that you didn't give up.
    I found a curry scone recipe I actually have looked for last year.
    thank you!

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  59. Gorgeous pictures. Love the recipe list. Thank you. I need it!

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  60. Rosa, amazing photos and gorgeous list of meal :)
    I wish you to prepare a scrumptious dinner for birthday :) And, happy birthday and holidays :)

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  61. OMG. You are a saviour - I'm thinking of making the Blueberry Pork Chops!

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  62. I'm happy this year as I'll be a guest during the Christmas and NYE and the only thing I need are cookies :) I'll bake some for everyone and then I have 2 weeks of relaxing :D

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  63. Wow, what a delicious list? I am going to browse through them slowly and plan my menu with it. A very happy holidays to you, Rosa.

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  64. After reading your roundup, I think I just want to come eat at your house.

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  65. Mon dieu que de choix Rosa.

    Je te souhaite d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.

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  66. Looking at your extensive list there really is no excuse to have a traditional but boring turkey meal this Christmas!

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  67. What a wonderful list...only to be outdone by your beautiful photos.

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  68. Thaks for all ideas , beautiful photos too :) I wish you the best !

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  69. I would like to try them all. Merry Christmas!!!

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  70. A truly beautiful post in every way, Rosa. I completely agree with you about the materialism that has come to become so closely affiliated with Christmas in our society...and I love that quote from Dr. Seuss! One of my favorites, actually. :)

    The pears are stunning.

    Merry Christmas, my friend. xo

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  71. Hey rosa:) can u help me with finding the middle eastern spices? i have no idea where to buy them :( I want to try some of ure middle eastern recipes.

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  72. You have a lovely Christmas spirit! Welcoming and kind :) And also thank you for the Christmas dish round up, it's really useful :)

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  73. Wow, what a list!
    Wishing a wonderful and cheer filled 2013 Rosa!

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  74. Oh my gosh, your list is not helping - its harder than ever to narrow it down. I'll need to do a lot more cooking before I am satisfied.

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