Jodi Benson (singer, voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) was born on this day in 1961. Alex Karras (football player & actor) died on this day in 2012.
3 Great Kitchen Gadgets
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes me a reluctant pie maker. Here are three of my favorite kitchen gadgets to preserve the harvest.
A truly memorable Christmas gift. After the spring sap run, each tree tenant gets at least 60 ounces of the finest wood-fired maple syrup. Your friends get the delicious results, and you get the raves!
How to Make a Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution. Making a tender, flaky pie crust isn’t just about the crust recipe; it’s about the right techniques. Keep everything cold and work the dough sparingly. See our tips—plus, videos on how to jazz up your top crust with a lattice top or braided top!
Here’s a new slant on basket design that works well for people with limited counter space. Stack potatoes and onions high for maximum storage, but enjoy easy access. Many fill the Slanted Basket with fancy gourds for a seasonal display. Others use it to hold hand towels.
The Rise of a Sparrow
What’s brown and brown and brown all over? What skulks like a cat, camouflages like a chameleon, thrives in all climates, all weathers, and is mostly overlooked? What’s our best metaphor for insignificance?
This super-strong 4-quart basket was designed with blueberry- and strawberry-picking in mind. It will hold four 1-quart berry containers. Comes in handy for farmers’ market shopping. Great for kitchen or craft storage, too.