Thanksgiving leftover ideas

With several hours between you and a food coma, it’s just about time to start thinking about what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. After all, even if you’re not going to be able to eat more than a mouthful or two of toast until lunchtime (and the overall feeling of fullness finally starts to dissipate), it doesn’t hurt to have a plan in ... Read More »

Maple Cornbread Stuffing

cornbread stuffing

There are some schools of thought that say you shouldn’t use the same kind of cornbread that you like to eat plain when you are making a cornbread stuffing. They suggest using denser or sturdier cornbread that won’t break or crumble when mixed in, but will hold its shape just like bread cubes do. My feeling is that if your cornbread is good when eaten ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Today and tomorrow are two of the busiest cooking days of the year because of Thanksgiving, so I was tempted to skip BfoB today simply because I figure that everyone is busy with the recipes they already have. But, as usual, everything looked so good that I couldn’t resist. The Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake from Cafe Fernando looks amazing, and is very unusual for ... Read More »

Gingerbread Latte

gingerbread latte

I like to remake versions of my favorite coffee shop drinks at home when I can. It saves money, it’s easier than running out to pick one up at the coffeehouse and it allows me to play around with my options a little bit more than I could otherwise. In the past, I’ve done Mexican Spice Ice Blendeds, Pumpkin Spice Mochas and winter-spiced coffee. This ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, reviewed

tj's sea salt caramels

Fans of Trader Joe’s know that this time of year is when the stores roll out their holiday food items. Rather than simple packaging changes (from “regular” to “holiday”), TJ’s always has a big selection of chocolates, biscotti, nuts and other gifty, snackable products on their shelves. The very first items that caught my eye this season were the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. You ... Read More »

Maple Cornbread

cornbread with maple syrup and butter

Sweet or savory, I like cornbread in just about any form it comes in. But if I have to choose between the two, I’ll opt for slightly sweet over savory almost every time. This is simply because I feel that sweet cornbread is slightly more versatile. It goes well with chilis, meats and other savory/spicy foods and can also be eaten with jam for breakfast. ... Read More »

Let Them Eat Flax


Although the name might lead you to suspect otherwise, Let Them Eat Flaxis not a cookbook about all the different ways to incorporated flax into your diet. The book is a collection of short articles that discuss some of the facts and fiction around nutrition and food science. Dr. Joe Schwarcz seems to specialize in simplifying the often complex details of an issue – how ... Read More »

Caramel-Glazed Apple Spice Cupcakes

cranberry applesauce cupcakes with caramel glaze

When I made my big batch of cranberry applesauce last week, I wasn’t sure what do do with all of it. I’m not really into canning and, when I make something like applesauce or jam, I prefer just to work my way through it right away. Jam is more limited in its uses, but applesauce can have a variety of applications beyond being a simple ... Read More »

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