Of all the foods that grace our holiday tables, pie ranks as the fourth favorite, one notch ahead of turkey stuffing. This year, over 730 million slices of pie will be served in restaurants alone. Yet, it’s homemade pie most of us crave. Here are eight tips to get a perfect, flaky crust.
Christmas Cookies Are for Blogging
I had been promising to bake cookies for my son for weeks, and kept putting him off, repeating “Maybe next weekend!” several times. At one point he got smart, and responded: “Promise?”. “Promise,” I answered automatically, before I even realized what I was saying.
In Germany at holiday time, any visit from friends or family calls for a tray of tiny, elegant cookies. They’re made in a surprising range of colors and shapes, from intricate meringue-based confections to simple butter-based spritz cookies. Read more »