Some people are all about the stuffing. Some can't do without the mashed potatoes. And the debate over marshmallows with the sweet potatoes can stoke family feuds. But at the end of the day, Thanksgiving is all about the bird.
In my last column I longed for fall and cool weather. Two weeks later I am at the lake, stuck inside because of cool, fall rain for the past two days.
In their natural form, cranberries are quite healthy, full of vitamin C and fiber and packing just 4 grams of sugar per cup.
During fall -- and particularly at Thanksgiving -- we often find ourselves searching for just the perfect side dish.
Three more days 'til Halloween and you've put off doing anything creative with those pumpkins you picked up a week or so ago. Sure, you meant to, but the carving, the mess, the clean up ... and besides, it's too late now, right? Of course not.
It's that time of year again, when gaggles of little ghosts, goblins and ghouls expect sweet treats.
Jasper White, one of my favorite Boston-area chefs and an old friend, likes to tell a story about the time Julia Child insisted he make common crackers (the hard round crackers served with chowder in New England) from scratch.
Creamy, comforting, earthy, warming, silky and gorgeous. Butternut squash -- and many other winter squashes -- cozy right up to traditional Indian flavors.
Mason Chandler needed just a little more red icing to make his sugar cookie perfect Monday. Then, a bit of green and a touch of blue and, oh yes, three or four more googly candy eyes.
At long last there's a faint, far-off whisper of fall in the air.
Imagine a blustery, chill day in the not too distant future. You've been hard at it in the office, or maybe tied up all afternoon with committee meetings. Winter's early dark has descended by the time you walk through your front door, only to be greeted by a ravenous horde.
School, kids, work ... It's always something. Whatever the culprit, we are all busy.
If you have kids, chances are pretty good you'll find yourself needing to bake something for a Halloween event.
A tangy fermented tea called kombucha has moved from the natural foods aisle to the mainstream. But it's also moved into the hot seat amid renewed concerns that it can contain low levels of alcohol.
This past weekend had me scrounging in the closet for something with long sleeves. The simple act made me almost giddy.
Most of the foods we eat -- even among those of us for whom eating is a career -- pass our lips and leave not even a fleeting memory. Most foods.
General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining.
I am in the process of decluttering my home, and as you may know from personal experience, it can be a daunting task.
Ready to get retro with your baked goodies? How about a batch of do-it-yourself toaster pastries? They are easier than you think.