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Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Here is the main course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Lobster Macaroni YIELD: 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: Cream Sauce: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter 1/4 pound white or sweet onion, very finely minced 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Here is the second course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers YIELD: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS: 9 large red bell peppers, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 6 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 cup dry white wine 4 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken broth…   read more of “Rudi’s Father’s…”

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his…   read more of “Remembering an…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Over the next few days we’ll be featuring one dish a day from Rudi Sodamin’s “Father’s Day” menu so you can make a delicious four-course meal for dad this Sunday. Enjoy! The Father’s Day menu celebrates the joyful dynamics of coming together in a different context. The meal pairs some sophisticated ingredients, like lobster, with…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Thanks to guest Clint Page for sending in this story in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. When I was a kid growing up in the country north of Raleigh, North Carolina, my dad and I would talk about taking a boat down the St. Lawrence River. Those conversations echoed in different ways at two times…   read more of “Cruising on the…”

Greetings on Memorial Day

Greetings on Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.

Queen’s Day Aboard Rotterdam

Queen’s Day Aboard Rotterdam

April 30 was Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, and Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne after 33 years as the Dutch monarch. Thanks to Cruise Director Glen Coenen for sharing photos of Queen’s Day celebrations aboard Rotterdam. The Abdication was shown all day in the Crow’s Nest and the crew organized an afternoon party with the…   read more of “Queen’s Day…”

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

To all of our celebrating readers, the Holland America Blog team wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day.