Though most of my brisket experience has been spent at the smoker or the grill, I have fond memories of braised brisket, which I usually enjoyed during Passover with my Jewish relatives.
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By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press
At Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been a delicacy to me.
For me, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just an excuse to drink Irish whiskey and Guinness. It’s also an excuse to bake with them!
Not too long ago, I had an idea to bake a chocolate cake spiked with Guinness, then topped with a whiskey glaze. The affinity between the chocolate and the Guinness was amazing.
Recently, I went to France to test drive some porcelain cookware. I wanted to see how it handled my favourite cooking method ....... grilling!
I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food!
We’ve all suffered through cardboard-dry chicken breasts. We do it because periodically we commit (or recommit or re-recommit) to healthy eating. And boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a fine and filling lean protein well suited to the job.
The best New Year’s Eve party I ever attended was a progressive graze of one appetizer after another all evening. When a dish came off the grill or out of the oven, we nibbled on it until we were ready for the next course. What a great vibe.
As long as I can remember, I have been a fan of eggnog. And I’m no snob about it. I’ll drink store-bought as readily as homemade. It’s all creamy and delicious. And I’m always game to try new variations.
The weekend before Thanksgiving usually is my holiday gift-making weekend. Most years, my mother and I make wild persimmon fruitcakes, which we wrap in bourbon-soaked cheesecloth. They are so delicious.
Just because the weather has turned crisp, doesn’t mean you have to put away your grill. Frankly, fall is my favourite time to grill. When the weather is cool, there is nothing more satisfying than grill-roasted or smoked meats and veggies.