RECIPE: Pumpkin-Apple French Toast

For seasonal brunching, we like this Pumpkin-Apple French Toast by Serena Wolf of the blog Domesticate-Me, sent to us by grocery delivery service Peapod.com. Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 15 minutes. This recipe works best with slightly stale (day-old) bread.For a richer French toast, replace half of the milk with half-and-half. If… Continue reading “RECIPE: Pumpkin-Apple French Toast”

PRODUCT: Silicone Oven Mitts

When silicone potholders and oven mitts appeared on the market, we traded in all of our cloth versions for the superior heat protection when baking, cooking and grilling. But lots of the mitts are very clunky, and also sized to fit men’s hands. Finally, here are women’s silicone oven mitts that are sized right, flexible,… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Silicone Oven Mitts”

TIP OF THE DAY: Rethink Jell-O As Elegant Gélee

How can you dis them? Retro-style Jell-O molds from JelloMoldMistress.com. See the photos below for shaping without molds.   Check online and you’ll find that more people are horrified by retro Jell-o molds than embrace them. Yet, these gelatin works of art, that became de rigeur party fare in the 1950s, get a bad rap.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Rethink Jell-O As Elegant Gélee”