Archive for the 'Entertaining' Category

Cookie decorating: Secrets of the pros

December 11th, 2006

Last year, following the step-by-step advice in a well-known cooking magazine, I decorated a batch of holiday cookies. My efforts yielded a ghastly mess of smeared, melted, and clotted sugar. This year, I headed over to the local Sur la Table store to take a class from a professional cake and cookie decorator. It was […]

“Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner” released

September 22nd, 2006

It’s the first day of autumn, which in the United States means just one thing: the Halloween shopping season! Normally I don’t like thinking about holidays too far in advance, but all summer long I’ve had my mind on another holiday: Thanksgiving. I spent much of the summer writing, testing, and revising my latest book, […]

Cook-N-Dine Table

September 13th, 2006

This one really has me scratching my head. Maybe I just don’t get something obvious, but regardless, I’m clearly outside the target market. What we have here is a table with a seamless, one piece surface, the middle portion of which heats up to become a grill, and in so doing, bows inward to prevent […]