Peeking at your calendar once October is over can be a little frightening. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and holiday parties seem to creep sooner and sooner each year. But don’t fret! With a little planning and prep work you can smoothly sail into the entertaining season.
Take stock of your pantry, fridge, and freezer to clear out any expired ingredients. Check your supply of favorite holiday ingredients, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Dried and ground herbs and spices lose their potency after six months to a year, so if you haven’t refreshed your supply since last holiday season, now’s the time!
If you love giving baked goods for the holidays, be sure to stock up on the basics. Flours, sugars, and butter all get plenty of use during the season, and canned pumpkin and dried fruits are holiday favorites that keep well... Read More