Aromatic, flavorful, and unique, this holiday dressing highlights many of the best flavors possible in what is usually portrayed as an overtired, underappreciated side dish. It’s a nice way to class up the traditional box mix, or you can go all the way and use your favorite dried bread as well.
I fully credit my sister for this brilliance, as well as the work that went into making this batch of brittle for me to photograph in action. As a child I never cared for peanut brittle. Until my sister decided to make it with pistachios one year, I had no idea how good this fun […]
I’ve been late in the day posting my lovely recipes these past few days because of kids holiday and school activities. Last night, two of my children had to choose between two different singing gigs on opposite sides of the valley. They opted for Christmas caroling. The thing is that one of the people who […]
I’m talking about candy fudge. Not “the f-dash-dash-dash word.” Most people, at least here in the US, make fudge for Christmas. Usually chocolate, sometimes peanut butter, because you know how much Americans love peanut butter, and occasionally some other random flavor. I can’t tell you how many times I have been told, “My family uses […]
Want to feel like a bad*** in your kitchen? Do you sometimes have visitors who will be coming for tea in less than an hour and you didnt have time to prepare something? Wish you could whip up something special at the drop of a hat? Memorize this: “Half a cup, one cup, three-quarters cup, […]
Look, I get it. This is also a cheat because it is cooking, not baking. But you need this! It’s worth it. I justify it because it is good to have healthy foods to savor in the midst of the sugary goodness I keep promoting throughout this series. Oh, and this is a perfect use […]
Every autumn, as a personal rule, I greedily hoard fresh pumpkins of every size, and I carefully tuck away a few bags of fresh cranberries into my freezer. I find a guiltless satisfaction knowing I have such beautiful ingredients to add to any recipe on a whim. And who could blame me? In these cooler […]
With notes of green onion, lemon juice, garlic, and more, you’ll find it has a wonderful balance between tangy and salty, smoothness and crunch.
Peppermint Simple Syrup (Skill Level: Easy) Some may argue that this is not baking or is so simple that it should not count. The purpose of this Bake Along, however, is to accommodate people of all skill levels because everyone started at the beginning once upon a time. For those of you who think you […]