Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holidays to remember


Make Christmas holidays memorable with a fun, festive brunch. Trim the table with sprigs of evergreen, pinecones and a festive gingerbread house decked out in candy, icing and sprinkle splendor.

The main dish, Snowflake Breakfast Bake, doubles as a delicious centerpiece. Simply layer frozen potatoes, ham and cheese in the snowflake-shaped pan, pour in a mixture of egg, milk and biscuit mix, and bake. Round out the merry menu with tasty, homemade fruit muffins and a mixed green salad. Naturally sweet, nutrient rich dried California figs add flavor and flair to the homemade Fig-Cranberry-Orange Muffins and the Holiday Fig and Feta Salad.
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Friday, November 07, 2008

Kitchens big enough to cook in – is it too much to ask?

By Prue Leith

From House to Home, a major conference for housebuilders, policymakers and sociologists is on November 20-21. Here, Prue Leith, cookery doyenne, discusses the bad effects poor design has on our lives

You would think the national Home Builders’ Federation would jump at the chance to build better designed social housing instead of the rabbit hutches currently on offer.

Would not it give them a nice glow to know that they’d provided enough space to not only store the ironing board, but also unfold and use it, somewhere to stash the kids' toys, and a kitchen big enough to sit down and eat in?


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Meal Planning Made Easy


It's no fun trying to decide what to make for dinner every night. Planning your meals ahead of time often saves you time as well as money. Author Rachel Paxton shows us a game plan.

Weekly meal planning

There are many different ways to plan your meals. How you plan yours depends on how much time you want to spend now to save yourself time later.

I plan my meals once a week. Because I have limited refrigerator/freezer space and a small family of three to feed, this plan seems to work best for me. I only go to the grocery store once a week. When I'm getting ready to go to the store, I sit down and starting planning my menu for the next week.