Archives for 2013

Freezing Cookies

by Elizabeth Skipper January 9th, 2013| Ask the Chef
I took part in a cookie swap this Christmas. I ended up giving away a good amount of them, as there were far more than my family and I could eat. Next year, I would like to save some, if possible. Can cookies be frozen? Are some cookies better

Baked Oatmeal

by BnB Finder January 8th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
January is National Oatmeal Month, the perfect time to take another look at this old standby. There's a lot you can do with oatmeal besides just zapping it, sprinkling on a little sweetener, and eating it before you're fully awake.  There's even more to it than oatmeal cookies.

This recipe,

Maryland Style Crab Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 7th, 2013| Appetizers, Recipes
I am a long-time Patriots fan, as I have spent most of my life living in New England.  However, my husband is from Maryland and, as such, is a Ravens fan.  So, while my team wasn't playing this past weekend, as they had a bye for the first round

Ridiculously Simple Sweet & Sour Meatballs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 3rd, 2013| Appetizers
I thoroughly enjoying making dishes from scratch.  Whether it be a batch of cookies, a pot of soup, or a loaf of bread, there is a sense of gratification in making something that others will enjoy.  However, there are occasions when I take shortcuts, based on my schedule or

Keeping That New Year’s Resolution to “Eat Better”

by Elizabeth Skipper January 2nd, 2013| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Are you making resolutions this year? I'd like to address one that's frequently on peoples' lists, eating better. Whether it's to lose weight, gain weight, improve one's overall health, or have more energy, one of the ways to achieve any and all of those goals is to eat better.

Mom’s Beef Lasagna

by BnB Finder January 1st, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
In our house, lasagna is a special occasion meal.  In fact it is what we served on Christmas Day.  Although our picky eaters haven't found the beauty of this Italian dish, the rest of us enjoy the layers of sauce, ricotta, and noodles.  Depending on the day, there could