Follow this simple recipe and you'll have a delicious homemade apple pie ready for your holiday table in just over half an hour.
A cupcake is just a blank canvas for delicious creativity. I wanted to make cute, Easter-worthy treats that would take these little blank canvases into spring. I thought I would stop with the fluffy Easter bunnies, but I couldn’t resist some little yellow chicks as well.
Some people may find nutrition information frustrating in part because of seemingly conflicting messages in the media and other sources related to what to eat. One area of “controversy” is the idea that skipping breakfast has negative consequences for weight management and health indicators such as blood pressure or cholesterol levels. These potential negative impacts could be concerning in that results from a large population study suggest that skipping breakfast is common among American adults, with 18 percent self-reporting skipping the morning meal.
One of my favorite things about working in test kitchens over the years are "family meals." We took the term from restaurants. Just before the evening rush starts in a restaurant, the kitchen staff will make and sit down to what they call a family meal. It's usually made from leftovers in the big walk-in refrigerators the industrial kitchens have. Sometimes these meals are more epic than the dishes served on the restaurant menus.
The benefits of regular physical activity are numerous and include support for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, reducing risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, maintaining bone health and even boosting mood and mental health. Given these and other benefits, many Americans are adding more daily movement into their lives so that they can meet the physical activity guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations.
"BURRITOS!" by Donna Kelly and Sandra Hoopes, Gibbs Smith, $14.99, 128 pages
"THAI FOOD MADE EASY," by June Williamson, Front Table Books, $16.99, 127 pages
Everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating, how you should eat it, and when. The lure of diets can be intoxicating — promising quick, easy and drastic results. Everywhere you turn, there’s a new blog post, article, research study or casual conversation with a friend that revolves around weight and food.
Your kind wishes of Christmas cheer are sure to be appreciated when you present your neighbors and friends with delicious homemade treats.
My husband is a cookie freak. I try to always have cookies in the house, and my mother never comes to visit unless she brings a couple dozen. Yes, he is spoiled, and now I’ve found another cookie that he loves.
Krisp Kringle is a crunchy cinnamon-coated popcorn and a red-hot spicy change from peppermint during the holidays. It is a favorite among my family members and is easier to make than traditional popcorn balls. One pot, a large bowl, your microwave and an air popper are all you need to whip up three gallons of tasty, buttery, cinnamon goodness. The crispness comes from a short bout in the oven. I like mine plain, but my husband prefers his drizzled with melted white chocolate, which reduces the spiciness.
Extending warm appreciation for the "neighborliness" of our neighbors can be simple as well as heartfelt. From the guy who shares fresh tomatoes every fall to the gal who mows your part of the easement every other Saturday, and everyone in between, here are some ways to say thank you and happy holidays in a meaningful, generous and unique way.