Summer fruit is like an open invitation that pie season has begun. Bakers start making their crusts, and discussing whether or not butter or Crisco or lard is the secret ingredient. And as much as I love pie and adore making it, sometimes simplicity rules. Sometimes it's nice not to fuss over the dough or the crimping, and instead just pile seasonal fruit into a baking dish, scatter some simple crisp topping and throw it in the oven.
One of our favorite ways to spend a Friday night is to stay in and watch a movie. Life, work, school — things are busier than ever in our household (and yours too, quite likely). It's important to make time for family fun, and a movie night is a simple, relaxing way to do this. In our opinion, there are just three things you need for an excellent movie night: Movies, popcorn, and chocolate! Read on for a really special popcorn recipe, and some tips for making a movie night extra-fun.