Elaine Johnson
Curious cook, avid griller, camper, gardener, and mom

Recent Posts By Elaine Johnson

5 easy Christmas cookie gift ideas

Bakers, start your ovens. The holiday baking season is nearly here. More than ever this year, I’m looking for easy Christmas cookie recipes and decorating ideas that I can turn into Christmas gifts without too much effort. If that sounds like you, check out these 5 easy Christmas cookie gift ideas from Sunset’s archives.

What’s your holiday food tradition?

We asked our Sunset recipe testers to tell us about the Christmas recipes and Hannukah recipes they have to bring out every year for family gatherings. What’s your holiday food tradition?

3 tips for Thanksgiving flower arrangements

One of my favorite parts of hanging out in the wine country for Sunset’s November feature story was learning how to make gorgeous, natural flower arrangements for Thanksgiving. Here are three tips for how you can work magic from Healdsburg SHED co-owner Cindy Daniel and SHED’s floral designer Sue Volkel into your own arrangements.

Get the look: 10 Thanksgiving dinnerware ideas

Do you ever see a gorgeous food photo and think, man, I wish I had that bowl? Setting a beautiful Thanksgiving table is partly about the food, partly about what you put it on.