This chic is one smart cookie. She’s already thinking about her company Christmas party. Early birds catch more than worms. Here are her requirements.Full Story
It’s the Thursday before Christmas, and you haven’t bought all your presents yet.
Worry not. We got you.Full Story
“Tamales are a magical thing,” a man named Gustavo Arellano once told the NYT.
In Dallas, these steamed beauties are as part of Christmas tradición as peppermint candies and hot chocolate. We buy them by the dozen, in bulk, and we hoard them in our freezers. We save them for cold weather days, when all you want to do is eat a couple tamales for dinner.Full Story
Good morning! Rise and shine! It’s time to stop putting off those Christmas brunch, lunch, and dinner reservations.Full Story
There are two camps of people: the Eggnog People and the Eggnog Haters.
During the holidays, when this weird Christmas drink hits grocery shelves, the division becomes more apparent. We split into our two groups. We waggle our tongues at each other. We fight. We try to convince each other that our side is much better.Full Story
If you’re not keen on cooking this Christmas (and we don’t blame you), consider dining at these options in Dallas.Full Story
Have you considered buying a fried turkey for your holiday celebrations? If so, we’re putting together a list of places to make it easy for you.Full Story
Fellow shoppers, no need to go all Amazon Prime yet. You’ve still got some time to order gifts for your food-conscious friends and family. This year, think local. Shop local. We’ve got a list that will help you find something for everyone.Full Story
The holidays are in full swing, though shopping this weekend with the ice will be tough. So, turn to the greatness of online shopping as you snuggle in the warmth of your home.Full Story
Winning this jackpot could help you knock out a good chunk of your Christmas shopping list. Click on the full story to enter.Full Story
We’d sing the whole song for you, but I don’t think you’d want to hear us warble. Instead, we’ll just demand that you bring us some figgy pudding. Thanks in advance. P.S. Posting will be slow on SideDish until January 2. Nancy and I are lollygagging elsewhere. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you entirely. […]Full Story
Still need a place to dine on Christmas or New Year’s? Allow me to cheat the whole point of this post by telling you a little secret: Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas Day. If you don’t mind eating Chinese food on baby Jesus’ birthday (which I do every year), go for it. Skip the […]Full Story
We drink a lot of Chardonnay in my house. Like many wine drinkers that have helped make this the number one selling white in America, it is an easy go to for us on many nights, pairing well with our typical dinners of salad, fish, chicken or hot buttered popcorn at a movie (the ideal […]Full Story
So last week, Lesley Mann Lynch wrote an amazing post about hosting a Christmas dinner, and it looked so good I’m just not even gonna go there. Instead, I’m tackling Christmas Eve dinner. I like the idea of cassoulet for Christmas Eve for a couple of reasons. First, it has a French name, so even though […]Full Story
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ve been highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Juice Cleanse Day. For more gift ideas, […]Full Story
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Meat Day. If you’ve got a product […]Full Story
If you don’t feel like lifting a finger this holiday season, check out the list of places you can eat on Christmas Eve and Day. It’s beautiful. And updated. Lesley, our Happy Hostess, also has recipes over here for those of you who like to make Christmas dinner from scratch.Full Story
Tamales seem to me a rather odd Christmas tradition, if only because I would happily eat one (or more) on any other day, any time of the year. The same can’t be said for the palatability of some of the other trappings of Christmastime. It goes beyond palatability, even – there’s a safety concern here. […]Full Story
As I described in an earlier post, my Thanksgiving menu is set indefinitely in my eyes. Christmas, on the other hand, is not. The first word that comes to mind is celebration, then slightly fancy. It’s difficult to make a potluck of 20 sides appear elegant, so I always leave that for Thanksgiving. As I […]Full Story
This year, all I want for Christmas is a billionaire husband. Somebody make that happen. If you’re looking forward to the holidays as much as I am (which is a lot, by the way), the both of us are probably working our squirrel tails off to get everything squared away before so we can turn […]Full Story