How to make a perfect omelet

October 28, 2017

Omelettes are sneaky things: on the surface they seem pretty simple and easy to make, but in practice, they are really difficult to get right. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve ruined plenty of omelets in my time. Over the years, however, I’ve managed to perfect my methods and can now whip up a pretty good omelet without fail. Here’s how I do it.

Keep it simple

 

The trick to making a good omelet is to keep things simple, don’t over..

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How to tame the wild Tupperware drawer

October 22, 2017

Ah, the dreaded Tupperware drawer. Doesn’t every house have one? The drawer that holds every reusable plastic food storage container in your house; the drawer that is rarely organized; the drawer that never yields the matching top to the container you want in any sane amount of time? Yeah, that drawer. Well, here are a few tips to tame the wild beast.

1. Find a few brands of food storage containers you like. Do you want something sturdy and..

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Rice Krispie treats aren't just for kids anymore.

October 21, 2017

Rice Krispie Treats have been around since 1939. The recipe for this iconic treat is printed on the back of the Rice Krispie box — simply melt marshmallows and butter together, then mix in Rice Krispies. Fold into a pan, let set, and eat. It's that easy. There is very little in the baking world that's as easy to make as these treats. So why not spend just a bit more time and mold this recipe into something that's perfect for entertaining?

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Eat breakfast pizza, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

October 15, 2017

Breakfast pizza. It takes all the best parts of breakfast and combines them into the shape of a pizza: hash brown crust, layered with cheese and eggs and meat. How can you go wrong? If one can eat cheese pizza for breakfast, why not breakfast pizza for dinner? Here's how to make one at home.

Ingredients

1 pound bag frozen shredded potatoes, thawed

1 onion, chopped

6 eggs

1 cup cheese or cheese blend of your choice

1/2 pound sausage, cooked and..

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Keep the chills at bay with homemade mulled wine!

October 12, 2017

It’s mid-October which means it’s time we finally accepted the fact that yes, it is officially fall, and yes, it is getting colder. However, the shorter days and colder nights shouldn’t necessary be cause for mourning and sadness. While the chills are nothing to celebrate, one of the benefits of the colder seasons is that it gives us the excuse to enjoy all the warm, hearty food and drinks denied to us by the swealtering summer!

 

Mulled wine..

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How many ways can you bake a potato?

October 8, 2017

I love baked potatoes. Smothered in butter and sour cream, or cheese and broccoli, or bacon bits, they are a great side for dinner or a warm and tasty lunch. Sometimes, however, I want to elevate my baked potato game. Here are some ways to make the traditional baked potato a bit fancier, a bit tastier, and perfect for entertaining.

  Potato Fans (or, Hassleback Potatoes)

Cutting your potatoes into fans, brushing them with oil, and then baking, is..

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I love doughnuts... dough nut you?

October 8, 2017

I’ve never been interested in dealing with the mess of frying doughnuts at home, so I always avoided doughnut recipes. But then I realized you could bake doughnuts, and my life changed. I was given two doughnut pans as a gift, along with a doughnut recipe book, and my life has never been the same. Baking donuts is incredibly simple. Mix the ingredients together, bake, toss in sugar, and eat. Almost faster than driving to your closest Dunkin'..

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You'll pop over these popovers.

October 1, 2017

As the nights cool off and autumn arrives in full force, it's time to start thinking about soups and stews and baked goods, and not being afraid to turn on your oven because you now want to heat up the house.

I've always been a fan of popovers. I grew up in Maine, and one of my favorite things to do was (and still is!) visit the Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park, where they serve world-renowned popovers with Maine strawberry jam. ..

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Don't just bake spaghetti squash. Knock it out of the park.

October 1, 2017

As we move further into autumn, winter vegetables are starting to appear at farmer's markets and in the grocery store. One of my favorites is spaghetti squash. Originally brought to prominence when "no-carb diets" were popular, many people use spaghetti squash only as a substitute for spaghetti. However, there are other ways to prepare this delightfully light vegetable that do not involve drowning it in sauce.

Basic Recipe

Cooking a spaghetti..

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How to cook without wine

September 30, 2017

It’s pretty much a universal experience at this point: you start working your way through a recipe only to discover about halfway through that you’re missing a crucial ingredient. At this point, you can either head off to the grocery store to pick up the offending ingredient or use a substitute.

Along with vinegar, one ingredient that often slips me up is wine. It’s rare that I don’t have a bottle of wine somewhere in the kitchen; however,..

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