Holidays

Thanksgiving Cooking Lessons
Posted on November 27th, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Blog « Holidays  |  Submit Comment
Every year in preparation for “Turkey 911,” On Good Morning America I read up on the latest turkey roasting methods and generally try out a few. This year I tried two new things (at least they were new to me): dry brining and cooking a turkey in an oven bag. I tried out dry brining because it seemed so much simpler than wet brining and so much less messy. I had read a recipe in “Cook’s Illustrated,” last year for… more »


Moravian Cookies from Old Salem
Posted on March 19th, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Holidays  |  Submit Comment
The North Carolina community of Salem was founded in 1766 by a Protestant group known as the Moravians who had come south from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1753. In 1950, work began on Old Salem, an authentic restoration of the area. One of the highlights of a visit to Old Salem is a stop at the Winkler Bakery which was built in 1800. Today, the bakery still produces some of the treats that made it famous 200 years ago, as well… more »


A Seasonal Tip
Posted on March 19th, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Holidays  |  Submit Comment
Last week I learned from a new friend how to make a deliciously different eggnog. He has two secret ingredients. To commercial alcohol-free eggnog, he adds Maker’s Mark bourbon in place of rum and pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg. I can’t wait to serve it during the holidays.… more »