It is once again December! Holiday baking season is upon us and it is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the smell of baking spices, cinnamon being my absolute favorite. I love being able to share my baked goods. Baking is my true passion and, for me, there is nothing like the feeling of being in the kitchen making something and being able to share the fruits of my labor with those around me.
A Few of my Favorite Things
Russian cuisine is a little more eclectic than one might think. The foods are heavily influenced by connections to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They have made it work and while they may have been influenced by others, Russian cuisine is a flavor all its own. Much like the French, Russian foods are heavy on lo
Thanksgiving is next week. Since I have to go shopping for that, I didn’t want to have to add a bunch of other foods for the column. I decided this week I would cook from the pantry and freezer and just see what I could come up with based on ingredients already on hand. This allowed me to not only clean out a little bit, but also saved a bit of money here around the holidays. Luckily, I always have a few things on hand for throwing meals together.
French foods are the epitome of decadence with rich flavors and talent when it comes to plating. French food brings to mind fancy restaurants and a special meal you don’t get every day. For every day cooks, it often brings anxiety as it seems unattainable and somewhat unrealistic for a simple meal to feed the family. The good news is, French foods are not near as complex as they used to be and they don’t have to be served fancy at your own dinner table.
It is carnival and fair time! Unfortunately, covid has cancelled a lot of these celebrations this year. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fair foods though! I have put together a series of columns with fun fair foods you can make at home. I know it won’t quite be the same, but it will allow you to enjoy some of your favorites without paying so much for them!