Retro Desserts You Should Bust Out for Christmas This Year

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Retro Desserts You Should Bust Out for Christmas This Year Blog Post

This year Christmas will be a kind of old-meets-new tradition in my house. I’m hosting my in-laws. We’re going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters from the ’80s. We’ll probably listen to old records from my childhood—the Chipmunks, Fleetwood Mac, Bing Crosby. We’ll watch White Christmas and Elf (classics).

The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!)

Monday, June 29th, 2015
The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post

It’s summertime and that means it’s very likely that a friend will drop by unexpectedly for a drink and conversation. To make sure I’m prepared, I always stock a few nibbles—cheese, crackers, olives and fruit—and my favorite drinks. Now that I live in Vermont, I do have a few craft beers in my fridge, but what I really stockpile is wine.

DIY Easy Flavored Ice Cubes

Monday, June 29th, 2015
DIY Easy Flavored Ice Cubes Blog Post

I love enjoying an ice-cold beverage on my deck in the summer. But I hate when the ice meant to keep my drink cold melts and waters it down instead. Flavored ice cubes to the rescue!

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A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post

When I entertain, I often make Mexican food. It’s easy, budget-friendly and everyone loves it. Plus I can please vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and even kids without making myself crazy, and the leftovers are always welcome.

The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes  Blog Post

Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.