Here’s what’s becoming an almost annual roundup of current food trends and of what to expect in the coming year. I understand that some of this may seem repetitive but remember that trends take several years to unfold and that they don’t begin and end with the calendar.
Another year to say goodbye to, crazy how time flies! Do you remember when you were younger, and your were told, “enjoy every moment now because when you get older the days fly by?” Boy that really wasn’t a joke!
These make for an exceptional gift too. The recipe yields 2 dozen brownies. Make the premix, put it in a fancy jar, write a recipe card and present to a friend or two. Take care of the topping however, you don’t want to be putting in nuts and giving it to a person who’s allergic to them.
This dish provided a nice interlude between the many rich chocolatey offerings at the potluck. I'd like to think that it'd hold up as a stand-alone dessert too, possibly topped with a small dollop of yoghurt, cream or ice cream
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some snow. It was an unseasonably warm December in my neck of the woods, which may be why I never got in my normal holiday mood (how do you people in the south get into the holiday spirit?
On its own, tofu is fairly bland and unexciting. But, oh, the wonders that quivering block of soy contains! A quick marinade, some time in the oven, or fried until golden, and tofu becomes something delicious and dinner-worthy. Here are some of our favorite ways to cook with it. What are yours?
Do you want to eat a big bowl of Christmas? I do. All tied up in a pretty little bow and strung with a string of lights and 53 sparkly ornaments, plucked in front of a crackling fire with Barry Manilow in the background.
Surely, this cake must be the easiest, quickest cake in the world. It doesn't follow any of the usual rules - of mixing dry ingredients first, and then the wet. Or beating eggs into peaks. Nor does it need a fancy, electronic mixer. Just a big bowl, a wooden spoon, a few stirs, and you will have a cake that's soft and fluffy, its sweetness perfectly balanced with the tang of the sour cream, and the salt of the butter.