Archives for November 2015

cranberry hootycreek cookies (400x400)

Recipe: Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies

by BnB Finder November 27th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
C is for cookies - and that's good enough for us! Not only are these tantalizing treats the most dependable desserts we know, they are also the most diverse. You can include any ingredient you dream of when you endeavor to design the perfect cookie. Depending on what entices
cookie dough snacks

Recipe: “Cookie Dough” Snacks

by Jane Wangersky November 26th, 2015| Party Snacks, Recipes
We may never know how much of the cookie dough in people’s kitchens -- whether they mixed it themselves or bought it ready made -- makes it into the oven. Raw cookie dough is one of those things everyone knows they shouldn’t eat, but most people will eat at
shortbread with recipe

Recipe: Coconut Shortbread

by Jane Wangersky November 25th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Shortbread is the perfect cookie baking project for people who don’t like to bake cookies. There are only three ingredients, there’s no raw egg (so you could eat the dough if you wanted, though you probably wouldn’t want to), and there’s no rolling out dough and cutting it into

Cookie Baking Basics

by TT Editors November 24th, 2015| Cooking Basics

Know your baking sheets. Do cookies brown more quickly on one? Do cookies tend to stick on another sheet?

Parchment paper can be a big help. It stops cookies from sticking to pans and

turkey leftovers bnb (400x400)

Recipe: Turkey Hand Pies

by BnB Finder November 20th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
So you have survived another Thanksgiving feast - congratulations! Now the big question is: What to do with all that remains? Reheating is easy but hardly exciting, so why not repurpose what's left to re-please your palate. One way to make the most of what you saved: This tantalizing
snack turkey

Recipe: Snack Turkeys

by Jane Wangersky November 19th, 2015| Party Snacks, Recipes
Had enough Thanksgiving turkey? It’s not over yet, and I’m not talking about the leftovers (that’s another article). But these tiny snacks only look like turkeys, and, to be honest, not very much. What they taste like is several favorite snack foods -- crackers, cheese, nuts, and raw vegetables
homemade turkey meatloaf

Recipe: After-Thanksgiving Meat Loaf

by Jane Wangersky November 18th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Canadian Thanksgiving was last month, and I’ve still got leftover turkey in the freezer, so it’s a good thing I have years of experience in using it up. Of course we all know about creamed turkey, turkey soup, and so forth, but this recipe is a little different: Though
Thanksgiving turkey (400x400)

How to Properly Cook a Turkey

by Elizabeth Skipper November 17th, 2015| Ask the Chef
It’s a question I debate every year- how to get a moist, thoroughly cooked turkey. I have seen so many options- breast down for cooking, cut up the turkey and cook the white and dark meat for different lengths of time, and more. What do you recommend?

Ah, the perennial
mashed sweet potatoes (400x400)

Recipe: Whipped Sweet Potatoes

by BnB Finder November 13th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Thanksgiving is one of the most colorful meals of the year, and we couldn't be more grateful. Not only do all of the foods make for a beautiful table, but they also result in a seriously delicious culinary adventure. One of our favorite foods is of course sweet potatoes.
bear snacks

Recipe: Chocolate Graham Bears

by Jane Wangersky November 12th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
The thought of creating a snack recipe for Teddy Bear Day made me slightly nervous at first -- I figured the only snacks that would do would be cake pops and other elaborate teatime stuff that I’d be no good at making. I wondered if I could get away
cranberry pear relish

Recipe: Cranberry Pear Relish

by Jane Wangersky November 11th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
You may remember from last year that I’m a fan of raw cranberry relish instead of cranberry sauce. For one thing, I’m less likely to get hurt making a dish that doesn’t involve boiling syrup. This year, I’m going with a slightly less sweet combination for the

Sanity Saving Tips for Thanksgiving

by TT Editors November 10th, 2015| Cooking Basics

Don’t worry about a full fridge! Fill a large cooler with ice to store dishes that need to be refrigerated.

Set the dinner table early in the morning or the day before. You’ll