Once you make homemade cranberry sauce, you'll wonder what you were thinking all those years buying the prepackaged stuff. Cook whole cranberries with some sugar, water — and maybe a slice of orange, or sprinkle of cinnamon — if you like. It's almost as easy as opening a can.
This throwback recipe — a comforting mash-up of pudding and cake — comes together in one bowl and bakes up dense and delicious with a crisp golden crust. It’s best served warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Quick-breads are a work-horse/unicorn hybrid in the kitchen; reliable, freezable, and infinitely adaptable, but they still feel like a special treat. Hand a loved one a warm buttered slice any time of day and you’re guaranteed to get a smile.
We break down the basics of choosing a sparkler and our top pairing picks for when the ball drops.
The season of holiday indulgence without guilt is coming to a close. The good news? We still have one big night left and it’s a doozy. Time to send off 2015 off with a delicious bang! Like many people, I enjoy celebrating with bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles.
(Trivia time. How many bubbles, on average, do you think are in a bottle of French Champagne? The answer is at the bottom).
One of the most essential bar ingredients a home bar needs—outside of the liquor cabinet—is simple syrup. Many cocktails benefit from a little added sugar to counteract bitterness and acid. Because granulated sugar is tough, if not impossible, to dissolve in cold liquids (especially alcohol), simple syrup becomes the perfect way to add sweetness to a drink.
As the name implies, simple syrup is incredibly easy to make. Combine one part sugar with one part warm or hot water, shake it up to dissolve the sugar, and there you have it! Simple syrup!
1. Make simple syrup as described above
2. When sugar is completely dissolved, add one of following of your choosing to your syrup and stir:
Deviled eggs are a holiday party staple. This year, if you feel like waking up Aunt Linda, you can sneak some wasabi into the mix.
I mean, aren't deviled eggs supposed to be devilish in some way?
Wikipedia says that the term "deviled" in relation to food means something spicy or zesty, but most are just mayo bombs. So let's bring the devil back into the picture!
The hectic holiday season has officially arrived. With it, the too long ‘to do’ lists and days that aren’t long enough to get everything done. There are likely a lot of special people on your gift list and if you are like me, the thought of checking everyone off without breaking the bank can be daunting. So the question is, how do you give thoughtful gifts on a small budget?