Monday, November 21, 2011
Add this kid-friendly creation to your repertoire; it's sure to be a hit for all ages.
I love turkey and all the trimmings as much as the next person, but Thanksgiving dinner for me is all about the desserts. I'm not much of a baker for the other 364 days but for Thanksgiving, I have perfected a couple of recipes, if I do say so myself. Just the thought of my flaky-crusted pecan pie with homemade vanilla whipped cream is enough to set my mouth to watering days beforehand; same for my pumpkin pie with a graham-cracker crust. My kids, however, beg to differ. They’ve never been big fans of the rich, pumpkin- and nut-centric desserts associated with Thanksgiving. But not wanting to abandon tradition entirely, I started making these iced pumpkin cookies some years back from a Pillsbury recipe. They’re sweet, but not too sweet; …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
What's your favorite holiday cookie recipe?
November is here, and the holiday party season is nearing. Patch is inviting readers to share their favorite holiday cookie recipes. What's your go-to recipe? I'll start by sharing mine – pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They're a crowd-pleaser, and I often get requests to make them for holiday parties, or whenever I visit friends and family. I found the recipe on cooks.com about five years ago when I was looking for a pumpkin recipe, and I was sold when I saw there were chocolate chips involved. People are always surprised how light and airy they are – and other bakers love how easy they are to make. So here's my recipe... don't forget to add yours in the comments section below. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c. canned pumpkin (1/2 a…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tell us about your most memorable Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and at Patch our thoughts have turned to turkey, football, family and friends. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Is it the time your favorite team won its turkey day game against the big rival? Or is it based around who you spent the holiday with? Share your favorite Thanksgiving memory below.
Friday, November 4, 2011
A book and bake sale, Christmas in the air and so much more for your weekend.
Friends of the Wayland Library Book and Bake Sale When/Where: Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Wayland Public Library, 41 Cochituate Rd, Wayland. Why Go: Twice a year the Friends of the Wayland Public Library hosts a book and bake sale to raise money for the library. This is your chance to support your local library and stock up on "new" books you can devour during the cold winter months ahead. Price: Cost of the books or baked goods purchased. 25th Annual Boston Christmas Festival When/Where: Friday from noon-7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Boston World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston. Why Go: Christmas is just six weeks away. It isn't too early to get …