Gingerbread Trifle with Poached Pears Recipe

December 15, 2014 One of my favorite smells is gingerbread baking in the oven.  That warm, spicy fragrance which reminds me of decorating cookies for Christmas as a child and cozying up in front of the fire with some tea and a moist chunk of gingerbread. My kids love it, too.  Over the last few years, I've taught four gingerbread-ish recipes in my classes from Molasses Ginger Cookies and Gingerbread Biscotti to Vegan Gingerbread and Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies.  Last year, I pulled out all the stops with this Gingerbread Trifle.  I have to...

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Five Friday Favorites: Edible Gifts to Buy 12.12.14

'Tis the season and I have been frantically trying to find the perfect gifts for all my loved ones.  You still have a little less than one week before the first night of Hanukkah and two weeks-ish before Christmas, but...

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five friday favorites for entertaining 12.05.14

Happy Holidays, friends!  I had to take a little blogging break in order to prepare for (and recover from) my 36-person Thanksgiving last week!  Hope yours was as special and fun as mine was. I have a few new Friday Favorites...

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planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 1 week to go!

This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have a super fun crew joining us this...

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Holiday Test Kitchen with Zelana Montminy and Gina Ragnone

Pamela, Gina and Zelana A few weeks ago, my friends Zelana and Gina came over to play in the kitchen with me.  The three of us all have the love of cooking in common, but more specifically, cooking with natural foods.  Zelana, whom her readers call Dr. Z.,  has her masters and doctorate degrees...

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turkey and spinach quesadillas with cranberry salsa recipe

turkey and spinach quesadillas with cranberry salsa | pamela salzman I know you are all in major Thanksgiving prep mode.  But I wanted to post this recipe for the day after if you are planning that far ahead.  And if that is the case, you and I are probably good friends, or should be.  One of the reasons I absolutely...

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whole roasted maple-brined turkey recipe

whole roasted maple-brined turkey recipe | pamela salzman This is it, my last Thanksgiving recipe for you.  And it's my favorite way to make turkey as of late.  I taught this method in all my November classes last year and a few this year and I was consistently thrilled with the results.  I don't even like turkey, but...

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