Looking for hostess gift for a holiday party? Or are you hosting your own gathering and need quick, easy nosh ideas? I was just faced with an impromptu gathering at my house and needed refreshments for a hungry crowd. Here are 5 festive ways to feed your friends and family, fast.
‘Tis the season! I cherish this time of year: from decorating to hosting holiday feasts for friends and family. But since I’ve got a tendency towards all things culinary, I also love the switcharoo in the produce department. Suddenly the citrus area looks all shiny and new. It’s time to celebrate citrus! And nothing screamsRead more
For me, the holidays have officially arrived when fresh cranberries hit the produce department. The canned, dried and juiced versions are available year-round, but the fresh berries charm store shelves in late fall and early winter. These nutritional powerhouses aren’t just for cranberry sauce — here are my favorite ways to use them.
Rotisserie chickens are a great dinner shortcut year-round, but they’re especially perfect for this time of year, when half my brain is focused on cooking while the other half is making holiday to-do lists. But I don’t slam the chicken on a plate, add a veggie and call it a day — I get creative by incorporating the meat into a stellar meal for four. Here are some of my favorites.
My passion for creating the ultimate Thanksgiving feast is rivaled only by my quest for making stellar meals with the leftovers. We moved to Arizona six years ago, and now my extended family is more than 2,000 miles away and can’t visit for Thanksgiving every year. I used to prepare a huge spread for aRead more
When it comes to cabbage, think outside the slaw. It’s incredibly versatile, boasts nutritional muscle and when prepared properly (read: not overcooked), it’s delicious. Plus, good news for the quick cook: Sliced cabbage is ready in just four minutes! Can’t say that about many foods, right? Find out why you should eat more cabbage, andRead more
Now that it’s November, I’m ready to, ahem, yam it up. We typically think of this root vegetable during the cool months and holiday season, but yams are sweet, nutrient-packed and available year-round. Learn all about this superstar veggie and my favorite ways to serve it. Plus: What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?