The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving celebration is of course, the turkey. But for those of us who have chosen to cook the darn thing, it can be a source of hand-wringing holiday stress. Ultimately, the most important variable is in the cooking, but choosing the right type of bird can pay dividends on the big day. Read more
Holiday season is officially upon us. The weather is cooler, leaves are falling, and many of us are beginning to plan dinner parties and Thanksgiving celebrations—long lists of delicious food we plan on serving our friends and loved ones. I always have a much bigger imagination and make way too much food for holiday dinners, and then am stuck with a ton of leftovers. Read more
Surprise and delight your guests with the unexpected: fall harvest fruit in a savory spring roll. These make ahead appetizers pack a lot of flavor into each bite and won’t leave fingers greasy. An appetizer that simplifies planning and clean up? A real win in my entertaining repertoire.
October is one of my favorite months. Not just because the weather has turned cooler and the leaves are changing, but because I love Halloween (love). I will take any excuse to get dressed up, act silly and of course have a party. Since no party is complete without dessert in my opinion, this chocolate cake with homemade marshmallow ghosts is guaranteed to make even the scariest of ghouls that show up to your Halloween party scream with delight. Read more