Homemade Buttermints

These tasty little after-dinner mints are great for gift-giving as well as enjoying yourself. And they’re ridiculously easy to make! I made three batches to give for the holidays, one each of red, green, and white. The recipe comes from The Spruce Eats. When I was a kid, my dad used to go on business trips several…

Beef Tenderloin Roast With Cracked Pepper

This elegant yet simple dish from The New Basics cookbook (1989) has become the traditional star of our Christmas dinner. If there’s one thing our family agrees on, it’s beef. This roast is really easy to prepare and can be assembled several hours ahead of time. The seasonings complement the meat perfectly, neither overpowering nor…