Growing in their native habitat in the dry sub-tropics of Central America, poinsettias are a 15-foot tall shrub. Here, we purchase it as a seasonal annual plant for Christmas because it’s red and green.
It’s just about time to pull everything out of holiday storage, find your Mannheim Steamroller discs for background music and prepare for any of the uh-ohs lying in wait when family and guests come to celebrate. We checked with local holiday rescuers and Googled, asked national sources, visited Pinterest and Heloise and compiled a list to keep handy. Some hints are familiar; others are updates of tried-and-true solutions.
Cooking and shopping for two can be a challenge when many things are sold in larger quantities. And if you find a deal on something like bacon, you don’t want to freeze it and then have to thaw a whole pound when you need only a couple strips. The best thing to do is to portion bulk foods out in amounts you typically use and freeze them. Taking a few extra minutes at the beginning can save you lots of money in the end. Here’s what I do when I ...
Here is the wildest, craziest, most mind-blowing fact about cardamom: Not only is it a spice that is used in both savory and sweet dishes, it is an important ingredient in the cuisines of India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Scandinavia.
This pie showcases two seasonal favorites: apples and pears. As the calendar marches toward Thanksgiving, keep this pie in mind. Its great flavor combination — tart apples and sweet pears spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon — could make a nice addition to your holiday spread.