Two holidays are sneaking up on us, and both deserve a special dessert.
Years ago my grandmother came from San Diego for a visit. After my workday was over, she, my mom and I went out for cocktails.
Some people make fun of Sandra Lee’s “Semi-Homemade Cooking” show on the Food Network because Lee uses shortcuts including store-bought, premade ingredients.
Ah, fall in Tucson. The leaves are … the same. We continue to crank up the A/C when we get in the car. But, darn it, the weather is a little bit cooler, so let’s pretend it’s chilly and stir up something warm and hearty.
Betty Crocker's homemade toffee involves only four ingredients. The process of getting there requires some work, but the result is delicious.
A recipe with only four ingredients should be as easy as one, two, three ... four, right?
"Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off."
The carrot cake recipe from bettycrocker.com, with some personal adaptations like lemon zest, resulted in a pretty, delicious cake.
Tiffany Kjos tries a carrot cake recipe with her mother, Barbara Kjos, whose handwritten recipe for a family-favorite carrot cake disappeared. With a mixer absent, everything - mixing, grating, creaming - was done by hand.
Tiffany Kjos' family Betty Crocker cookbook is held together with fat rubber bands.
When people are gone, we often regret having not spent enough time with them. That's one regret I don't have when it comes to my Grandma Alice, who died several years ago.
If you prefer your veggies swimming in cheese, here's the recipe for you. My mom found the instructions for making Cheddar Chowder in "The Complete Cheese Cookbook," by Kraft Kitchens, around the time the book was published in 1973. We've adapted it to include a heftier dose of vegetables an…