Recipes

Recipes

Herby biscuits ideal for Thanksgiving

I am admittedly not much of a baker, so even the idea of making biscuits for Thanksgiving was a little daunting. As a kid, I slathered soft butter on steaming buttermilk biscuits or chunks of corn bread around the family table. But now that I look back, I’m pretty sure those were simple, delicious Bisquick biscuits, which weren’t going to wow a gathering of food obsessives.

Recipes

How pots of soup can grow a community

I’m not a huge fan of potlucks. I know they are all the rage, but I just don’t get it. When I’m invited to dinner or to a party, I like to be served food that someone else has cooked. I figure it’s my night off from the kitchen.

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Chicken potpie, modernized

I never like to argue with the bible of American cookery, “Joy of Cooking.” Much of its advice is timeless, like the best way to skin an eel and how to make fritters from day lilies.

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Tunisian spiced butter makes everything it touches better

Weeknight dinners challenge all of us – especially during the overloaded holiday season. I employ a few tricks to help lessen the angst: I keep a stash of individually wrapped, quick-to-cook proteins in the freezer; stock the refrigerator with interesting condiments; and seek out pre-cut vegetables in the produce section.

Videos

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Mary Pitman, of Pitman Family Farms and Mary's Turkeys, shares her top tips of how to cook a turkey at Whole Foods on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Fresno.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey 3:26

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel 1:29

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning 1:52

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much 1:00

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much