As you are planning this year’s Thanksgiving dinner menu, you’ve probably got all of the basics covered: mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and the dressing. However, I wanted to share a couple of different side dishes that will give you some new options to add var… Read the full storySpice up your Thanksgiving spread with these side dishes
Thanksgiving is only 17 days away (but who’s counting?) and if you’ve got a mind to let someone else do the cooking, two of our locally owned area restaurants will be open and ready to serve you.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. Whether your gathering will be big or small, you might want to let someone else do the cooking. Several of our locally-owned restaurants will be open and ready to serve all your favorite holiday dishes.
It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner — and it is never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving meal. Planning your dinner will save time spent in your kitchen and allow you to spend more time with your family during the holidays. I wanted to share a couple of si…
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This day has been set aside to honor and celebrate the mothers in everyone’s lives. This could be someone’s biological mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, aunt, sister, grandmother or simply a woman who has made a profound and lasting impact in one’s…
There were two occasions in my childhood that warranted fresh coconut cake: Christmas and Easter.
Gentle readers, not ever having experienced Valentine’s Day in the midst of a pandemic, admittedly I am grossly deficient in offering celebratory advice.
If you want to share some sweet valentine love this year, area bakeries are going all-out with wickedly delightful treats.
Family traditions may be one of the main reasons why this time of year is so special. The tradition of getting together — and in most families cooking and eating together — is what stays etched in my mind.
The holidays are in full swing, Christmas is quickly approaching and I haven’t even started buying gifts yet! Nevertheless, I wanted to share a couple of recipes that are family favorites at our house on Christmas Day.
Like Democrats and Republicans over the past few years, cabernet and chardonnay have battled over which is top dog in terms of sales. It appears cabernet has pulled ahead, according to 2019 data.
A whole roast turkey is one of the most fun things to cook in the kitchen, I think.
When it comes to COVID, I follow the science. More specifically, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Health’s division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. If he were to suggest wrapping ourselves in Saran Wrap, I would do so, provided I could get to Walmart before hoarde…
July is National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a bowl of homemade ice cream? Making homemade ice cream is a great summertime activity to enjoy with family and friends.
If you are like me, you have been trying to think of new and creative ways to prepare meals at home for your family while we are all quarantined. Preparing spaghetti and chicken fingers gets old pretty quick when you eat at home every day.
Christmas has come and gone, and I am still procrastinating about putting away our Christmas decorations. I may even wait until Valentine’s Day to put them away. I’m sure no one has ever done that! Haha.
In my family, we love Thanksgiving dinner. My mom’s side of the family always gets together at my aunt and uncle’s house and has a massive, blow-out dinner with all the traditional dishes, desserts and lots and lots of wine.
With next week being Thanksgiving Day, likely most know by now whether we will dine out, have our meal catered, do the cooking ourselves or just chuck it all for a Big Mac.
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate freedom and the beginning of our great nation. What better way to celebrate than with food!
As a child, candy-making at Christmas was a memorable time. Everyone in our family had his or her favorite, which they usually shared. I enjoyed them all, but nothing could compare with my dad’s taffy.
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.
It’s not too soon to plan for the trick-or-treaters on Halloween, especially if you will be sharing some homemade goodies.
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.