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7 things I learned as a beginner cook with Chef Joanne Weir

I don’t know how to cook, so I took a class with a world-renowned chef. Logical place to start, right? Joanne Weir hosted a Mediterranean recipe demo just in time for the holidays.

First timer’s guide to the perfect turkey

Several years ago, I co-hosted a Thanksgiving feast for a group of friends—a ragtag group of San Francisco transplants who for various reasons couldn’t make it home to celebrate with their families. My co-host and I, as small apartment dwellers, had never hosted a single dinner party between the two of us, much less did we have any command over the the […]

Fun Halloween baking kits for kids

A quick and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit with your family is the Happiest Little Baker’s very cute and festive Witch’s Hat Cupcake kit. My 6-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to get started with this project and counted down the days until we had time to bake. She oozed so much excitement that even my 10-year-old son couldn’t […]

So simple. So good. Figs with Gorgonzola & Honey from Homegrown

Senior Travel Editor Andrea Minarcek loved the Figs with Gorgonzola and Honey so much, she’s ready to plant her own fig tree!