When it comes to household purchases, sometimes we have to make choices. But there are some non-negotiables you should never skimp on.
Making beer is a lot like making tea. Except when you’re finished making tea, you drink the tea and throw out the leaves. When you’re finished with the first step of making beer, you put the brew in a giant bucket and throw away a massive glob of wet grains. Or do you? It’s a shame to toss all those delicious-smelling grains that you carefully
After a long winter’s day, ever wish you could just cozy up in the Burrow and have Molly Weasley whip you up a little roast chicken with mashed potatoes? Or feast in the Great Hall on some lamb chops? Now you can… with a bit of Muggle work. When I was sent The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook for review, I thought it was going to be
I have a daughter turning five, and she has a problem. Two problems, really. The first is an inability to decide what she wants for a birthday theme. The second is a mommy who thoroughly enables this indecisiveness. Last year it resulted in a cake shaped like Gotham City with a bat signal on top of a Hello Kitty village with a Spider-Man web connecting
Tonight is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. For me, holidays mean food, and for Rosh Hashanah the traditional treat is a round loaf of light and fluffy challah. Challah is an egg bread, usually shaped into a long braid. For the Jewish New Year, however, the loaf is round to symbolize the circular nature of the seasons. The bread is
My introduction to the nuances of culinary geekery were definitely attained apart from my parents. No, they weren’t the best of cooks. But they had also been raised in a culture of ease vs. taste, of convenience vs. toil. But that’s not to say they didn’t help me along. In fact, they gave me the greatest gift you can give a budding geek chef: free