This is one of my absolutely favorite things to give away at the holiday time. It makes a great gift, especially if given with a hand-thrown mug and one of those long, involved novels that are best read in January. (Armchair optional.) It's also great to keep a few batches on hand as hostess or last-minute gifts.
Combing our archives for gluten-free treats proved surprisingly easy - and tasty! Here are twenty cookies, bars, cakes, and candies that would be a credit to any dessert table. With treats like these, who needs wheat?
My small kitchen is full enough during the holidays without a hint of decorating. While I love to put up a tree in the living room, hang a wreath on the front door, and lay some extra cozy blankets on the bed, the kitchen just doesn't get a lot of holiday decor love from me:
There was always a kiddie table growing up, and graduating to the grown-up table was considered quite a big deal. (And as the youngest in a large extended family, it was a very big deal.) Now that we’re the grown-ups in charge of seating arrangements, what do you think about the kids’ table?
As we ramp up our coverage of holiday cooking and jabber away about hosting festive dinner parties, it occurs to us that maybe not everyone feels as gleeful about this as we do. Do you enjoy all the cooking and entertaining that goes on this time of year, or would you rather skip straight to January?
I know it might seem early to some, but I'm already thinking about my holiday gifts. This year I've decided to stay with a theme that I call 'A Cookbook and …' which means that all my gift recipients will get a cookbook plus a little something extra that relates to that book. An example would be a cookie cookbook with a baking sheet and a roll of parchment paper. Read on for my pairings and add a few of your own!
The deep blue and silver cover of this latest issue in the Canal House Cooking series is an elegant hint at the the celebratory champagne-popping and truffle-stuffed recipes within. This is Canal House Cooking's Fall & Holiday issue and it's chock-full of recession-flouting recipes that glimmer and sparkle and call us to the table to eat well, make merry, and welcome in the good life with those we love.
We talked a lot about kitchen gifts both homemade and extravagant before the holidays, and now we're curious: What was the best kitchen gift you gave or received this year? Is there anything new in your kitchen that you're itching to use?