Read through the entire recipe before starting to cook. Assemble everything and then begin. Once you are rolling, things move quickly. Marshmallows keep, covered, at room temperature three days. Do this once, and you will get the recipe's rhythm down easily.
There is nothing weak-kneed about this vegetable broth. It's big flavors hold their own in any dish where poultry or meat stocks are usually used.
It's delicious with or without the chives, and goes great with a bowl of hot rice.
This is good warm and cool and keeps in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Be sure you remove the blossom ends of the cucumbers. This is necessary not because that section wouldn't taste good, but because it will sometimes soften a pickle; only a very thin slice need be removed. For a quick pickle that's closer to the familiar bread and butter pickles, add one large onion, peeled and sliced into rounds, to the cucumbers from the beginning of the process.
The better the cream, the better the butter. It's worth checking out local farms for their cream. And, yes, different creams do have different tastes. It's that "terroir" thing.
Whenever Verba has the urge, she will make a huge bowl of the best pimiento cheese you have ever tasted.
A homemade gelatin dessert without artificial flavors and synthetic dyes is a great thing that almost nobody gets to experience anymore. It is simple - a good fruit juice jelled with unflavored gelatin.
In the candying process, pink grapefruits turn dark amber in color; white grapefruits become golden.
First thing you should know is that these donuts are worth eating a full day after you fry them.