If you have some fresh cranberries left over from holiday cooking, this would be a good time to use them for a tasty New Year’s dessert. Since fresh cranberries are not indigenous to our area, for many years we had to wait until the holiday season to get them.

Pumpkin not only adds color to our meals but it also adds nutrition. Keep this in mind when planning your desserts for Thanksgiving. In addition to the large amount of vitamin A in this orange vegetable, it is also low in fat and sodium.

Being a biscuit-loving Southerner, I sometimes wonder what has happened to this signature bread of the South. I have noticed that creative bakers from across the country have given the biscuit a new look and a great new flavor.

If a survey were taken to determine the favorite dessert flavor, there is no doubt in my mind that chocolate would be at the top of the list. I believe that a wonderful chocolate dessert on Mother’s Day would be the perfect gift.

Contrary to what most people do on Easter Sunday, our family seldom has a big meal. Instead of the traditional ham and all the fixings, we sometimes rely on an old favorite: chicken.

Meatballs are a great mealtime treat. If you keep some meatballs in the freezer, making that meal is easy. I like to go ahead and bake the meatballs first. Then all that is needed is to remember to remove them from the freezer and place them in the refrigerator the night before you plan to u…