Archives for February 2016

Tips for Cooking with Citrus

by TT Editors February 29th, 2016| Cooking Basics

If you need both the zest and the juice of a lemon or lime, zest first.

If at all possible, zest the fruit at the last moment. Fresh zest is better; older zest dries out.

Before juicing a

Recipe: Sausage Gravy and Biscuit

by BnB Finder February 26th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
"It's all gravy" is a fun way to say everything is alright - better than alright, actually! - and we're taking that to heart, literally, with this week's recipe. The sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Biscuit comes from our friends at The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Covington, GA,

Recipe: Easy Beef Stew

by Jane Wangersky February 25th, 2016| Recipes, Simple Solutions
When I brought home a secondhand copy of The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken, my son said, “But you don’t hate to cook.” No, I don’t -- otherwise I’d never have taken this job -- but I like to read books that make me laugh,
chicken and gravy

Recipe: Chicken & Gravy

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 24th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes
When I think of winter cooking themes, they revolve around warm foods, hearty foods. So, over the past month we've shared recipes for soups and stews, homemade breads, and one-dish dinners. This week we are focusing on dishes with gravy. 

Gravy is something that comes to mind at Thanksgiving- a necessary

Warm up Your Day with Homemade Gravy Hints

by TT Editors February 22nd, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes

As winter wears on, the lure of comfort food becomes even stronger. One of the best ways to make dinner a comforting meal is serving a homemade sauce or gravy.

Mashed potatoes topped with turkey gravy, braised lamb with a warm

Recipe: Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche

by BnB Finder February 19th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes
Time is of the essence it seems - for all of us! There are just never enough hours in the day to get everything squared away. That's why when we can cut corners in the culinary world - as long as your food remains delicious - it's an ideal situation.
rice dinner

Recipe: One Dish Rice Dinner

by Jane Wangersky February 18th, 2016| Recipes, Simple Solutions
This isn’t anything fancy, but it’s good, filling, and a whole dinner in a single dish. Though a salad would round out the meal -- and you’ll have time to make one while this dish is cooking in the oven.

Starting from frozen means the vegetables don’t overcook. On the downside,

Tips for Cooking a One-Pot Meal

by TT Editors February 15th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes

There are a handful of options for cooking that one-pot meal. The first option is stovetop- using a larger stockpot. While not my preferred method, it does allow the cook to check on the dish quite easily.

With this method, it

Recipe: Raspberry Curd Mousse

by BnB Finder February 12th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Desserts, Recipes
With Valentine's Day swiftly on the way, we've already got the chocolate lovers covered. So now is the time to get somethingMaine Stay Inn & Cottage in Kennebunkport, ME, conveniently located in the heart of the historic district and featuring cozy accommodations, beautiful surroundings, exceptional hospitality and service, have the

Recipe: Cinnamon Banana Pudding

by Jane Wangersky February 11th, 2016| Desserts, Recipes
I couldn’t be around for the initial taste test of this dessert, so before I left I was careful to tell my tasters that though the pudding might look like strawberry or raspberry, it was actually banana and cinnamon. How does a pudding like that end up pink? The secret

6 Non-Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

by TT Editors February 8th, 2016| Desserts, Recipes

This ice cream recipe is so simple and also incredibly delicious. Whether it’s dinner for two or the whole family, a batch of ice cream is sure to please. Get the recipe here.

Another recipe that works for

Recipe: Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Cake

by BnB Finder February 5th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Desserts, Recipes
Valentine's Day is a dream come true for those in love - and those who love chocolate. As the perfect pairing for the holiday, a special recipe that's simple to create in your kitchen seems ideal for the occasion. We turned to our friends at L'Auberge Provencale in White