Sunday brunch is a relaxing and luxurious meal that can be enjoyed on Easter, Mother’s Day, or any special Sunday morning. Brunch need not be an excessive affair; you can prepare a few simple dishes that complement the occasion and the season. We have prepared a spring brunch menu that takes a minimal amount of time to prepare yet delivers delicious results.
You know the morning chaos routine—organize the carpool, pack lunches, walk Fido, get everyone including yourself out the door on time . . . and eat a nutritionally balanced breakfast. What? That last one didn’t make the cut? For many reasons, a good breakfast (the most important meal of the day, according to most sources) doesn’t always fit into our busy lifestyles. But it’s easier than you think to start your day off right. With these premade or practically effortless breakfasts, you can fuel up blissfully for your busy day with a healthy jolt of energy, even amidst the madness.
Every family has special dishes that celebrate tradition; the top five, most-often served holiday meals are turkey, ham, Cornish game hen, leg of lamb, and pork roast. With these classic favorites in mind, here are several menu ideas to help you start creating new holiday dinner traditions of your own.
There are times when you just don’t feel like cooking. Whether it’s been a really long day at work or a really late night on the weekend, sometimes you need something quick and easy. These days, some frozen pizzas can rival those found at restaurants. Even if they don’t always measure up, store-bought pizzas are usually much less costly than their restaurant counterparts. And if you’re feeding a larger family, that makes all the difference. But the last thing you want is to be disappointed by a cardboard-textured, sub-par pizza. Here is a side-by-side comparison of some of the top sellers to help you decide which one should make the cut for your quick and easy store-bought pizza night.
When the weather makes you want to cuddle up by the fireplace, what better accompaniment is there than a steaming mug of hot chocolate? While it’s not quite wintertime yet, the dropping temperatures are sure to make you want to cozy up with your loved ones and enjoy a cup of heaven. It’s easy to grab a box of Swiss Miss and mix up instant hot chocolate with some milk or water, but it’s just not the same as making it from scratch. Nothing compares to the warm, thick creaminess that comes with each sip. Here is how you can make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, complete with a few variations to tickle your taste buds.
Most Americans can’t start the day without a good cup of joe in their systems. We’re as obsessed with coffee as we are with football and the Kardashians. Coffee shops have been around for years, and many more are popping up across the country. Most of them started out as small neighborhood shops that grew into large chains, but some are local standouts that beat the big-time competition. Check out our list of five of our favorite coffee shops; does yours make the cut?
Dig out the jackets and gloves, and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Autumn brings not only breathtaking foliage and chilly mornings but also many activities for families to do together. Embrace the change in season with a visit to one of the farms or venues here. Then enjoy a few of our “at home” things to do. They all spell family fun this fall!
The best football game experience is more than just the game—it’s the whole day! Tailgating is a must. Tailgates build community support and bring people together to celebrate football, food, and fun. Creating the perfect tailgate isn’t difficult; you just need some good friends, lots of food, and a whole lot of fun. Here are a few “musts” for creating the best tailgate for the big game.
Apples have started rolling in by the peck at Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, NH. Family owned and maintained, these orchards grow not only the classic varieties like Cortland, Macintosh, and Gala but also lesser known, equally flavorful “heirloom” apples. I asked Louisa Spencer, wife of owner Steve Wood, what heirloom really means when it comes to fruit.