Cooking is Love

As the year draws to a close, a pause to reflect upon the cooking that took place in the last year seems appropriate. What's even more appropriate is taking some time to think about the people that cooking has been shared with throughout the year. It only takes a little bit of time to realize just how precious those events are, whether they are routine family dinners or one-in-a-lifetime festive events. They are definitely something to celebrate, in the old year and also in the New Year!

My Sweetest Treat

With kids all over home for the holidays, now is a fantastic time to make a big batch of caramel popcorn. Making it can be a project and it's fantastic for settling down and enjoying while you watch a movie as a family, play board games that made their way under the tree, or gather together with friends and loved ones you haven't seen much over the year. What a sweet treat!

Christmas Food Around The World

As Christmas Eve dawns, let's take a bit of time to see how foodies the world over celebrate it and contemplate our own special traditions, celebrations, and festive gatherings that are about to commence. However you celebrate, have a joyous holiday season. Seasoned Greetings to you all!

Snow Day!

When Mother Nature gives you a giant pile of snow, there's something to be said for firing up the oven and making your home smell sweet. There's also something to be said for taking a bit of time to brave the elements and make snowmen, snow dogs, and snow bridges! Welcome, winter!

Festive Oatmeal in a Pumpkin

An old recipe gets a new twist when traditional holiday items find their way into the dish. Discover another joy of cooking when you give items like eggnog and cranberries a new way to shine in your holiday dishes without having to find new recipes. After all, 'tis the season to blend tradition and comfort food!

Get Fruity in Time for Christmas

Fruitcake is a much-maligned holiday tradition that doesn't deserve such treatment. One way to help ensure the fruitcake you enjoy and serve in your home over the holidays is top-notch is to make it yourself with the fresh and dried fruits and nuts that you like best. Get some insights on how to best approach this grand tradition in your own home.

Roll With It

Ever get inspired to take a tried and true recipe and give it a bit of a twist? The acquisition of some thin-cut pork chops recently became the genesis of a new method for preparing pork chops that just might become my favorite approach. So, come on, it's time to just roll with it!

How to Grow Your Very Own Pizza Garden

Americans eat over three billion pizzas a year. You can put a special spin on your own pizza enjoyment by growing your own pizza garden that includes everything from tomatoes to vegetables for topping to your favorite herbs. After all, gardens aren't only for your flowers!

Holiday Inspiration: Eggnog Dessert Pizza

Eggnog is synonymous with the holidays, but you don't have to stop at pouring it into a glass and raising it in a festive toast. It's a fantastic ingredient in all manner of traditional and nontraditional holiday fare. Why not try something on the nontraditional side with a festive Eggnog Dessert Pizza that has eggnog flavor baked right into the crust?

Belated Thanksgiving Leftovers

Your crockpot holds the key to a fantastic way to make a simple, spicy chili. Depending on what kind of salsa you use in the recipe (yes, I said salsa), it can be hotter or milder. It's also great if you just add the two turkey drumsticks from Thanksgiving dinner and peel and shred the meat and remove the bones before serving. As holiday shopping, entertaining, and decorating roar into full swing, recipes like this are great time and sanity savers!