I was contemplating what to make for a special holiday dinner this year and decided to have the dinner guests weigh in on the matter. A prime rib roast? Lobster? A spiral ham? Another turkey? The possibilities are endless.
I t’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week — some people are still working through their Halloween candy they managed to hide from the trick-or-treaters. When reality hit me that turkey day was just around the corner, I realized I felt unmotivated to put together a big holiday meal.
I was struggling with finding room in the freezer for the items I brought home from the grocery store on a recent Sunday afternoon. I couldn’t figure out why there was no space, so I decided it was time for a clean out.
There is something special about the scent of an apple pie baking in the oven on cool autumn day, especially if you spent the earlier part of the day picking those apples at one of New Hampshire’s many orchards.
I was driving in the Monadnock region last week and spotted a few trees with leaves that were losing their green hue and turning an orange-yellow color. A surge of panic hit when I realized summer is winding down.
Last Sunday we took a drive to Lull Farm in Hollis to see what fresh produce was available. I was excited when I eyed several long tables outside covered with baskets of tomatoes in every size, shape and color imaginable.
W hen the weather is hot and humid and a beach day is on the agenda, deciding what food to take can be a challenge. When my kids were little, the menu included things like sandwiches, juice boxes and watermelon. Now that they’re a little older, I can be a little more adventurous.
SUMMER WEATHER IS finally here and that often means hot, humid days. When outside temperatures hit the high 80s and 90s, coming up with a dinner plan can be a struggle. Even standing outside cooking on a hot grill can be downright unpleasant.
During those first warm spring days with sunny skies and rising temperatures, I got reacquainted with my grill. I love grilling weather and when it’s nice out the neighbors have their grills going, too. All the smells drifting through the neighborhood are enough to make your mouth water.
THERE ARE MANY reasons why I love the month of May. It’s my birth month as well as my oldest son’s, we can always count on lilacs to be in bloom on our birthdays, and of course there’s Mother’s Day to celebrate.
I recently saw a statistic that 80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter Sunday and of those celebrants, more than half will serve ham for the holiday. About 180 million eggs are also sold each Easter.
Every once in a while, I find myself gazing at the big packages of chicken wings and drumsticks in the grocery store and imagining a big plate of them, crispy and juicy, making its way to the table for my guys to munch on while they have their friends over to watch a game.
Many of you have heard about “Taco Tuesday” or already make tacos on a regular basis, and for good reason. It is easy to get tacos on the dinner table and the popular dish can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.
I’VE BEEN PITCHING some of the conventional ways of cooking I’ve learned over the years and have recently been introducing new products into my pantry and coming up with different ways to put dishes together.