by Gazette staff
A Daily Gazette life blog
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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Christmas is coming, and I’m thinking about the devil.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
Brace yourselves: I’m about to use the F-word, a dirty word that nobody ever wants to hear. Fruitcake. Wait, don’t stop reading yet. Just because you’ve never eaten a fruitcake that wouldn’t function better as a doorstop doesn’t mean that they don’t exist — honest, I swear. The problem, really, ...
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
My husband was in the mood for a glass of wine and it turned out we had a bottle, stashed on the top shelf of a cupboard, a gift from a dear friend who had come to dinner in the fall. The only problem was we couldn’t find the corkscrew. ...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
A few weeks ago, on a dark and drizzly Saturday morning, I found myself speeding west on the New York State Thruway with 66 pierogi on the back seat of my car. I’m a Polish-American from Buffalo, and when I lived there, Mom and I always made a big batch ...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
We’ve all heard the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Nowhere does this seem to apply more than at Thanksgiving dinner. After all, there’s something comforting about eating the same delicious and filling foods every year, the same stuffing you’ve always had (every family has their own ...
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
For me, most culinary adventures involve experimentation. My versions of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, home fries and tossed salads are all spiced and strengthened to my specifications. Light cream cheese, butter, chives and grated onion are usual suspects for my loaded, calorie-catastrophe mashed potatoes. Peppers, celery, croutons, beer and barbecue ...
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
This information is too important to sit on.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
Time to eat the pumpkins
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
“Tasting Notes,” an evening of select wines and food with music will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Van Curler Room of Schenectady County Community College.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Dessert trends come and go so quickly these days, it seems, with today’s trendy treat becoming tomorrow’s ho-hum offering seemingly in the blink of an eye.