Dorie Greenspan’s Custardy Apple Squares

Nov 6 2015
download (4)Adapted from “ Baking Chez Moi ,” by Dorie Greenspan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014).
Tested size: 9 servings
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the pan
3 medium juicy, sweet apples, such as Gala or Fuji, peeled
1/2 cup flour [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Local Turkey

Nov 11 2014
Fresh and frozen local turkeys are widely available in the Valley, but you need to place your order now to reserve a bird for your Thanksgiving table! There are countless ways to cook a turkey, and if you don’t want to go through the hassle of brining, at least give the bird a good rub [continue reading]

Squash and Cheese Pie

Nov 8 2013
Adapted by Claire Morenon from the New York Times .
Having spent many Thanksgivings as the lone vegetarian at the table, I developed an arsenal of delicious recipes that seemed substantial and special enough to fill the turkey’s spot on my plate. This makes for a great side dish, [continue reading]

Cranberry Sauces

Nov 7 2013
Courtesy of Meggin Thwing Eastman, who shares local recipes and cooking ideas at Happy Valley Locavore .
Cranberries available around here aren’t strictly local, but it’s not hard to find ones grown in Massachusetts at least. And Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce just wouldn’t be right. [continue reading]

Let’s Play: Simple Play at the Table

Nov 21 2012
Where did all the play go? Am I the only parent that is mourning its loss? The new math makes sense to me. I read Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents last winter after a friend with middle school aged children mentioned the math concepts coming my way. I like to be [continue reading]

4 Books that Explore the History of Thanksgiving

Nov 13 2012
Thanksgiving is a national holiday that ties us back nearly 400 years to a time when the Wampanoag Indians were vital in helping the Pilgrims survive their new world. This year along with your harvest feast, go ahead and have a slice of history too! Here are four non-fiction books that give interesting perspectives about [continue reading]

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