Wonderful Winter Squash

Wonderful Winter Squash

photo:iStock/ One sure sign that Fall is near is the appearance of Winter squash at the farmers market.  While it is available year-round in grocery stores, it peaks in availability from local farmers in October and November.  The name reflects the fact that this type...
Shelf Life for Pantry Items

Shelf Life for Pantry Items

photo:iStock/nedjelly   Having a well-stocked pantry is key to whipping up meals for both busy weeknight dinners and leisurely weekend events.  Whether stocking up on extra items at a good price or purchasing a particular spice for use in an interesting recipe,...