Monthly Archives: April 2013

Caring for your nonstick bakeware

Nonstick bakeware is a wonderful tool in the kitchen, but if you’re not familiar with it, you may wonder how to get the most out of your investment. We’ve gathered a few tips to keep your nonstick bakeware in top condition so that you can enjoy it in your kitchen for years to come. Baking… read more

Tiny cakes

There are occasions that deserve a celebration, but are small enough, private enough, that you don’t need a three-layer confection topped with sugar roses that will feed 25. A birthday…an anniversary…a goal achieved. You want to make something special, but not over the top. You need a tiny cake. To bake a tiny cake, it’s… read more

Friday night cocktail party

It’s Friday night! Are you ready to usher in the weekend and host a little cocktail hour? You may have the bar stocked, but what about the snacks? Let’s face it, dinner’s going to be late tonight and people will need a little sustenance along with their libations. Sure, you can swing by the market… read more

Creamy baked pasta shells with chicken

   I rely on recipes for much of my cooking, but having a few techniques down cold helps me create some simple meals in short order from staples in my pantry. A white sauce, or bechamel, forms the basis for so many dishes: macaroni and cheese, gravy, creamy soups, casseroles of all kinds. If you… read more