Find out how to make a bouquet garni to get all the delicious flavor of fresh herbs without the unpleasant texture of limp and waterlogged leaves. How many times have you forgotten to fish out that bay leaf from your pot of soup or your sauce? Or maybe you passed by that recipe that tells […]
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Never get stuck with dry pasta again! Try these six tips to stretch jarred pasta sauce to cover a pound of pasta and taste even better than out of the jar! Ever look at how many servings are in a jar of pasta sauce versus how many servings are in a pound of pasta? Food […]
I hate to admit it, but I nearly skipped the whole Thanksgiving thing this year. After Halloween was over, I jumped right into planning and testing recipes for the 3rd annual 12 Days of Christmas series. Since 2014 was all about holiday cookies, and 2015 was all about holiday candy, things are getting changed up […]
It’s a week away from Christmas, and if you’re like me, you’re scrambling to get last minute gifts shipped to your house. Because nobody wants to go to the maul mall this close to December 25th. You have a party to go to tomorrow, but haven’t had time to make a proper hostess gift or […]
I am always fascinated when people say Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. While I enjoy Thanksgiving, something about it just feels so stressful. You work the first day or two in the week, cook a ton of heavy food, spend a few hours with family and then have one weekend to clean up and plunge […]
Here’s a riddle for you…can you find the food on this table that’s store bought? Here’s a little hint: it used to gobble. That’s right. We bought a pre-cooked Thanksgiving Turkey last year. I’ll say it again: We bought a pre-cooked Thanksgiving turkey. And I have absolutely no regrets about it. Typically when I take […]
Image via FoodandWine.com The very first date Husband and I went on was to a wine tasting in Charlottesville, VA. Ever since then, we have become wannabe oenophiles (read: total wine geeks). We have visited most of the wineries in the Shenandoah Valley and several wineries in Maryland. When we got engaged, we celebrated […]