Making Meals and Memories
Jan 8, 2012 | Posted by Jean at Delightful Repast
Mothers used to encourage only female children in the kitchen arts. Today's moms know that their sons also need to know how to cook. Of course, some children are simply not interested. Others are eager to help, often when we really just need to get down to business and get a meal on the table. Read More
It's All Relative
When you're pregnant, friends and relatives galore will likely offer up their babysitting services at some point and time. But when the kid shows up, many of those offers conveniently (well-not for you!) evaporate into thin air. Read More
Life of the Party
Dec 16, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Life as a working parent is a constant juggle. Throw in the added pressure of preparing for the holidays, and well, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips for keeping the Merry and Happy front and center during school celebrations this holiday season. Read More
Gingerbread Muffins
Dec 12, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I love gingerbread cookies, but my schedule doesn't always allow time for the rolling, cutting and decorating required. That doesn't mean I can't enjoy the flavor of my favorite cookie. Read More
Tips for Packaging Homemade Holiday Treats
Dec 7, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
You’ve got your list of cookies and cakes to bake, but how do you plan to pack them up for gift giving? Here’s a checklist to make sure you’ve got all your holiday packing materials. Read More
The Holiday Pantry
Nov 30, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Right around this time of year, there’s lots of talk about making a list and checking it twice. When it comes to holiday baking, this is especially wise advice. Before you preheat the oven, add these ingredients to your shopping list, and you’ll be ready for almost any recipe that catches your eye during this busy baking season. Read More
Coffeehouse Quality at Home
Nov 26, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I sometimes like to satisfy my sweet tooth with a cup of joe. I steam some milk and create my own coffee drinks at home. One of my favorites is a mocha, and the “recipe” is just three ingredients—decaf espresso, steamed milk and a teaspoon or two of chocolate ganache. Read More
Countdown to Thanksgiving
Nov 23, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
The annual cooking marathon, otherwise known as Thanksgiving, started weeks ago for some homecooks. Others are bustling about jotting down lists of last-minute ingredients. With only two days left, you may be wondering if you bit off more than you can chew. No worries, though—we’ve got a few tips to help make your holiday hosting easier. Read More
Butternut Squash Three-Ways
Nov 14, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Butternut squash, one of my favorites, is sure to grace many Thanksgiving tables next week. With the right preparation, it can go from the littlest one’s first Thanksgiving plate to the appetizer course, and even a side dish. The trick is roasting it first. My favorite way to enjoy it is in this easy-to-make soup, a perfect prelude to the main course. Read More
Butternut Squash Three-Ways
Nov 3, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I love the cool, crisp days in New York City this time of year. It’s nice to say hello again to fall’s hearty bounty. Pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash—they’re all overflowing at the farmer’s market right now. Read More