Category Archives: Holiday

Brown Sugar Eggnog Cake

Somehow, whenever TFAW are in a baking rut the winter season seems to kickstart us back in action. In A-Tooch’s family, Christmas is a multi-day event. Day one came early this year and so did the need for a seasonal recipe. In the quest to find an easily transportable dessert (yes, I Googled this exact […]

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‘Tis the Season!

Ho ho ho! Welcome to Italian Christmas at the Tooch household. We want to see all of your holiday and New Years pictures, too! Head over to and share your favorite pics with us.

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Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Candies

You know when you see a photo of a perfect holiday dessert and it just yells out to you “make me!” “pick me!” “love me!” Well, that happened to Miss Niss when she saw the recipe for Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Cups on Lemons for Lulu.  I really should’ve been packing for my upcoming move.  But, […]

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Food Love

Sending you waves of foodie love this Valentine’s Day <3 <3

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Gougères, again.

We’ve whipped up this recipe for gougères (fancy cheese puffs) over and over again. It never gets old.

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Holiday Gluttony

The end of December is a time for gluttony. TFAW are always willing to join in the trend. Here are just a few shots of Christmas at the Tooch household… plus post-Christmas at the extended Tooch family household in New Hampshire… and everything else along the way. Vanilla bean and coconut bourbon cake – an […]

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Christmas Eve Crab Cakes

In A-Tooch’s family, Christmas Eve dinner is always a traditional Italian “Seven Fishes” meal. Since she was on call to cook this year, seven fishes became two. Still very ambitious. What can I say… small apartment and a lack of experience cooking fish (new year’s resolution 2012) made me settle on two seafood courses. I […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas

This year, A-Tooch came awfully close to celebrating, quite literally, 12 days of Christmas. Some office parties, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas day… twice…a birthday, New Year’s and more than one week out of the office made it one hell of a celebration. Festive new dinnerware! For the first time ever I hosted Christmas Eve dinner […]

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