I'll go on record saying there's no such thing as having too many wooden spoons. For gifts this season, you can buy a hand-carved version or carve your own, but there's a third option you may not have thought of: etched wooden spoons!
I grew up in South Carolina. I don't know how this happened, but I didn't try pineapple cheese casserole until I was well into my twenties. Actually, I think I know how it happened. We had the exact same menu for many, many years. My mother and her mother were in charge, and they knew what was best. Their menu was perfection, except this one little issue. Pineapple cheese casserole is the bomb.
Classic buttermilk biscuits are a staple in my household. Quick, easy, and light as a feather, they can be served for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and even dessert! The technique is simple (hint: freeze the butter and use a light touch) but the results are spectacular.
Q: I love baking, and my friends and family love it too. But I'm starting too feel guilty about constantly giving them unhealthy desserts. Are there good recipes out there for healthier cookies, cupcakes, and frostings?
As you've probably heard, this holiday season includes the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, an occasion more popularly known as Thanksgivukkah. Cooks all over the country are embracing the opportunity to mix the traditional foods of two holidays on one table, and this week we are sharing Thanksgivukkah recipes and ideas from our favorite chefs and cookbook authors.
Today award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan shares her holiday menu, which mixes the iconic foods of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah into a meal that manages to feel utterly timeless.
Thanksgiving is typically a go big or go home type of affair, and a time when we are usually measured up by how big of a pile we stack onto our dinner plates. Perhaps this year you can consider downsizing the scale of your holiday dishes with these bite-sized yet still festive alternatives. They're perfect for a day-after Friendsgiving.
Even with all the spiced lattés, pumpkin beers, nutmeg-dusted baked goods, and squash-filled treats in the world, there will always be one day of the year when we crave the real deal. Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie just wouldn't feel right. Here is our version of the classic pie, plus a few tricks to help you make it the best one you've ever had.
After going through all the trials and tribulations of making Thanksgiving dinner, the last thing on your mind might is probably sending your guests home with even more food. This is totally understandable. If you feel like going all out this year, however, I don't think there's anything nicer than giving your guest a small, edible party favor on their way out.
I spend a lot of time looking for beautiful things for my table, especially now that my newly renovated kitchen means I'm entertaining more. Here are 10 of my favorite tabletop finds from the last year, any one of which would be a wonderful addition to your table this holiday season: