Roast turkey with stuffing. Buttery potatoes. Homemade rolls. An entire tin of tempting cookies. The holiday season is stuffed full of good eats—and someone has to don an apron and do the cooking.

If that person is you, we’re here to help sprinkle lots of joy around your holiday kitchen with a few easy recipes—we’re also serving up several recipe resources and like-homemade options based in Masiello Employment’s hometown of Keene, New Hampshire.


Keene’s is a treasure-trove of recipes; here are a few seasonal stand-outs:


  • Monadnock Food Co-Op: They don’t just sell natural foods at the co-op, they also offer instruction on how to make naturally good dishes with hands-on cooking classes like “The Pie is the Limit”, which shares stress-free steps to making yummy holiday pies.
  • Keene Community Education: Their Adult Enrichment Series includes cooking classes; unfortunately, the “Make-Ahead Dishes for the Holidays” class is already fully booked, but there’s still room in classes like “Vietnamese Snacks & Starters” if you’re open to trying new dishes this holiday season, like Savory Meat Pastries and Baked Shrimp Toasts.


When you need a break from the kitchen, Yankee magazine suggest buying (not baking) a made-from-scratch pie, and their round-up of favorites includes the Chocolate Cream Pie and Cranberry-Raisin Pie from Keene’s Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery. No one has to know you didn’t make it—and we’re not telling!

Happy holidays from all of us at Masiello Employment! When you’re ready to gift yourself a new job, give us a call; our recruiting team is available for a free consultation.