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.

Recipes

Cupcakes: Just the thing to bake for the ‘lean’ season

I don’t care what the poets say about April being the cruelest month: I know they’re wrong. For bakers, the cruel month is this one, January. It’s the month when food magazine pictures go from whipped cream cakes to detox teas. Earlier this month, everyone resolved to go on a diet, and now, even if your nearest and dearest will eventually eat what you’ve baked, they’ll put up a fuss before they do. It’ll all be over by Valentine’s Day, but until then – arrgh.

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