Archives for November 2011

Holiday Baking 101: Freezing, Including the Kids and More!

Get started now on your holiday baking. A few tips for freezing cookies, baking with your kids, figuring out what to make first and having fun while you do it. Get the Christmas music ready, it’s time to bake! Tomorrow it will be December. (If you just recoiled at that thought, I’m with you.) That […]

Eat Well, Spend Less this Thanksgiving

A look at this month’s Eat Well, Spend Less series on Thanksgiving food and entertaining.Keep the focus on family and being thankful this week. Holiday meals and entertaining can be expensive, and when you’re supposed to be giving thanks for all that you have, the last thing you should be worrying and fretting over is […]

Hey, Babycakes! A Weekend Giveaway.

Enter to win a Babycakes Cupcake Maker and cookbook that makes more than just cupcakes. It can make your entire meal in minutes. My kids are generally pretty excited in the kitchen, especially that pink-apron-wearing one up there. If I so much as walk towards the kitchen she is asking if we can make something. […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Frugal Holiday Desserts

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re taking a look at the holiday season and keeping the budget under control. Here you’ll find advice for stocking your dessert table. Have you ever noticed that desserts are often expensive? Let’s take cheesecake, for instance, all of those eggs and packages of cream cheese […]

Cordon Blucy Burgers to Tailgate To: A Juicy Lucy Twist

Prosciutto and Gruyère stuffed and grilled into the center of the cheeseburger, creating an oozing center of delicious to your Juicy Lucy tailgate eats. Try this along with a side of Bush’s Boston Recipe Baked Beans for a complete tailgating meal. Tailgating in the summer is easy. It’s often done in t-shirts and flip-flops, and […]

Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie

Pie dough for one 9″ crust 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, beaten, optional (for the crust) 5 cups peeled and thinly sliced just-ripe pears (4-5 medium) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 large vanilla bean, scraped 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven […]

Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie and Pie Crust Crimping

A creamy vanilla and buttermilk custard envelopes a pile of perfectly plump pears, all baked off in an all-butter pie crust. Yesterday my husband and I packed up our car. Not the family car that fits all the kids securely in their car seats, us in the front, but the small commuter vehicle he drives […]