I was driving home on my old country road when I had to brake softly to share the right-of-way. For a flock of very slender, wild, turkeys robed in shiny black feathers. Talk about escaping the Thanksgiving dinner table…check out the photo on my site. Now we’re well into the holiday season with celebratory dinners and gifts from the kitchen to prepare. Here’s 2 recipes … Continue reading Two Foolproof Roasts and Gift Giver’s Hot Chocolate
Cyndi Mitchell’s stir down yeast rollsA tender, yet substantial roll They are easy – no kneading or shaping and just the right size for a holiday dinner. I use a sprayed small ice cream scoop to scoop the dough out. Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup warm water, 105 -115 degrees Couple pinches sugar PLUS 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 large egg, lightly … Continue reading Cyndi’s Stir Down Rolls and Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving!!
Some names of food are so descriptive you can “see” them in your mind. Like angel food cake. Pecan pie. And popovers. Popovers are fun! They’re sturdier than they look, too. They bake all puffed up with their own importance. Some are high-hat tall. Others have billowy cloud-like tops with squatty bottoms. It’s simple food science: a combination of milk, eggs, flour and salt creates … Continue reading What makes Popovers “Pop”?
Today when chatting with Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio, Sonrise Morning Show the conversation turned to holiday entertaining, and how folks in Bible times entertained. Well, as guests arrived they washed their hands right at the table. Sometimes they carried their own towels; sometimes the host provided them. Guests may have sat on the floor on cushions, mats or rugs, or at low tables with … Continue reading 3 Favorite Holiday Appetizers