It hardly seems fair to my other amazing grandparents that I’m writing about my mom’s dad twice, but sometimes that’s how the cookie crumbles. The theme this week is local ingredients, and you can’t get more local than your grandpa’s back yard (except, of course, for your own back yard…).
I’m not sure how carrot cake came to be associated with Easter, but in my house, it’s a must. I guess it has something to do with the fact that the mascot for Easter is a rabbit, and rabbits eat carrots. Whatever the origin, it’s a tradition I support.
While there are a number of sweet treats associated with Mardi Gras and New Orleans (beignets, bread pudding, and king cake, to name a few), one of the most awesome desserts that has its origins in The Big Easy is bananas foster. For my money, it’s hard to beat the combination of bananas, butter, brown more »
There is a sea of Thanksgiving dishes washing over blogs and recipe sites this week. Here at the Back Burner, we’ve done the legwork for you and have picked our favorites to help you create your best Thanksgiving table yet. Enjoy! #1. Herb and Salt Rubbed Turkey. Non-turkey options are becoming ever more common at Thanksgiving more »