Should I infuse this vodka with bacon?
That's not a question I expected to ask myself on a Sunday morning, but here we are. This Christmas, I'm giving homemade gifts: infused liquor and chocolate fudge. But I didn't realize it would be so hard to find an appetizing recipe for infused alcohol.
Sometimes, you just want a hot, crispy potato.
As a kid, I always looked for doors into other worlds. I blame Narnia. In C.S. Lewis' classic novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four British children step through a magic wardrobe into Narnia, a world filled with talking animals and plenty of cozy British teas.
Summer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring.
When the weather gets cooler, we want to tuck into comfort food in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges.
For the past 20 years, my family has looked forward to a boat parade party hosted by some of our dearest friends. The hostess provides cocktails, appetizers, dinner, desserts and a trombone choir to perform from a balcony overlooking her pool. My favorite part of the evening, though, is always the tray of mini, homemade …
When we opened this year's call for reader submissions to any treasured holiday food tradition, I had no idea what to expect.
It is a bright December morning, and I am trying pickle-flavored candy canes.
It was one of those divine cooking evenings.
Listen up. I know you and the slow cooker may have a tortured relationship. You chop, you season, you set the timer, hoping that a sultry, bubbling dish will greet you in 4 to 8 hours. What really happens is often more dry, more bland, more meh than that.