Bring your lil' chef into the kitchen and let them whip up gorgeous treats, cakes, party food and edible decorations for the Christmas season! Here's a great, super easy recipe for your upcoming holiday party!
For many years now, the only gifts that the adult siblings give to each other in my family and my husband's family are homemade or none at all.
These very sweet and extremely kid-friendly cookies come from a recipe passed down by my husband's grandmother.
This recipe turns out soft, chewy, sweet and spicy cookies.
Budding cook Jasmine and Susan Caldwell, founder of Lil' Chef studios in North Hills, share how to make Stained Glass Cookies and Mini Bacon Quiche as part of your holiday culinary fare.
Christmas is the perfect time to get the kids into the kitchen. Make edible Christmas decorations and easy Christmas cakes for the day itself (and for Santa) and save money by making Christmas food gifts like cookies and cupcakes.
Whether you are baking for the family or sharing with co-workers, we searched the WRAL recipe database, asked our friends and then simply went shopping to identify the cookies that will make you the star of your next cookie swap.
Have you ever unwrapped a holiday gift and thought, "Where in tarnation am I going to put this?" I have thrown away not more than a few items that sat on shelves collecting dust until they got sacrificed to the latest decluttering effort. Networx.com is a hardcore home improvement website, and we
Try something new in the kitchen this holiday season.
Whether you're baking holiday cookies or brewing up hot drinkable desserts, 'tis the season for vanilla.
Do you have a favorite holiday cookie or other baked goodie that you enjoy every year? Here's the place to post the recipe so we can have a digital cookie swap!
The key is to simplify your holiday menu by planning to use some of the same ingredients in your appetizers, main dishes and even breakfast.
Budding cooks Abby and Emily and Susan Caldwell, founder of Lil' Chef studios in North Hills, share how to make an edible Turkey Gobbler for the Thanksgiving dinner table and delicious Apple Dumplings for dessert.
In some parts of the country, hard cider has grown from a down-home project to a mass-marketed trendy drink. To brew your own requires few materials outside of care and cleanliness. David Shearer, owner of Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain, MA shared a few secrets about brewing your own hard cider. "Most
The winter holidays are nearly here, and several Triangle-area craft breweries have already released or plan to release seasonal offerings to pair with cooler temperatures and hearty meals.
Do you have a favorite holiday recipe you always make this time of year? Care to share? Here are some links to various holiday recipes for all your entertaining needs.
This year, take a cue from Jolly Old Saint Nick and enjoy some holiday treats guilt-free. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon, who is on the culinary faculty of The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, shares some simple tips and recipes to make your holiday baking healthier.
Dietitian and Author Lisa Dorfman provides tips on how to indulge during the holidays and still get necessary nutrients.
Brian Shrader and Lisa Prince make spiced cider on this week's Local Dish.
Brian Shrader and Lisa Prince make Elizabeth Gardner's chocolate brownies.
Chef Chad McIntyre of Market Restaurant in Raleigh says Thanksgiving needs not be complicated to be perfect.
Celebrity chef Nadia G. talks with WRAL about her new book and ways to make cooking holiday party meals easier.
Americans eat an average of 13 pounds of turkey a year, with most of it being consumed on Thanksgiving and the days following, thanks to leftovers. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also a day when many food-borne illnesses occur at family gatherings.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen talks with WRAL about simple ways to make holiday cooking a little less hectic.
With Thanksgiving just over two weeks away, celebrity chef Bobby Flay drops by to talk about different ways to prepare turkey and what to do with all those leftovers.
Brian Shrader and Lisa Prince, with the state agriculture department, cook up Bill Leslie's family recipe for Cheese Biscuits in this week's "Local Dish."
Mary Clingman, director of Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line, shows how to make the perfect turkey for your holiday meal.
Kelcey Carlson's mom, Karyl, shares her healthy recipe for a holiday salad and dressing in this week's "Local Dish."
Maw Maw, Brian Shrader's grandma, shares her Dressing recipe with him and Lisa Prince, with the state agriculture department, in this week's "Local Dish."
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and the Local Dish is getting ready with some of WRAL’s morning crew’s favorite recipes. This week, it’s Elizabeth Gardner’s asparagus casserole.
Brian Shrader and Lisa Prince, with the state agriculture department, make Pumpkin Muffins in this week's "Local Dish."
You can use frozen berries, or save this recipe for spring.
Food Network star Sandra Lee provides some tips on how to simplify cooking over the holidays
WRAL's Lynda Loveland and Lisa Prince of the state Department of Agriculture bake up a tasty candybar cake.
A recipe for eggnog that takes about 20 minutes.
Apple-pecan cheesecake bars are easy to make and are easy-to-transport treats for holiday traveling.
WRAL's Lynda Loveland and Lisa Prince of the state Department of Agriculture bake up a tasty sweet potato pie
From start to finish this recipe takes 30 minutes and makes 30 sugarplums.
Unless you have a culinary degree, an incredibly steady hand and a few months to spare, you probably won't be able to recreate those breathtaking gingerbread houses that dazzle from bakeshop windows.
The Food Network is celebrating the season with "12 Days of Cookies." Food Network stars share recipes, baking tips and the stories behind their favorite Hanukkah and Christmas cookies.
In preparing and consuming the Thanksgiving feast, specific steps can help to reduce the risk of contamination and food-borne illness.
Instructions on how to make one-pot dinner kits, including downloadable recipes and ready-to-print gift tags.
The Food Network's Sandra Lee shows how to make some tasty treats for Thanksgiving.
A recipe for making dinner biscuits
A recipe for Indian pudding
There's a good reason so many people resort to cookie swap parties.
History has not been kind to the cheese ball.
For the inexperienced barkeep, this can mean whipping up a theme drink that can be prepared ahead of time.
Cocoa powder provides deep, rich flavors, while marzipan lends a deliciously chewy texture and subtle almond taste.
Moist, tender cake - it must be loaded with fat, right? How about a cup of fat-free apple butter instead?
Want to make a big impression at your holiday party this year? Think small.
While these cookies are delicious dunked in coffee and hot cocoa, the chocolate coating on these biscotti makes them decadent enough to enjoy on their own.
These traditional Jewish cookies wrap a tender, flaky dough around a filling of apricot jam and chopped nuts and raisins.
These oatmeal cookies from the folks at King Arthur Flour offer a fresh take on cutout cookies intended for decorating, which traditionally are either sugar cookies or gingerbread.
These easy, no-bake cookies are chewy, crunchy and chocolatey all at once. The recipe calls for dried cranberries and dates, but any chopped dried fruit can be substituted.
These cookies employ a kitchen sink-approach, with delicious results. Fruitcake mixes (a variety of chopped dried fruit intended for baking fruitcakes) are widely available. Or make your own mix of chopped dried fruit.
Not to be a Scrooge, but I always found the holiday festivities to be one big confectionary letdown.
For easy deadline cooking, the ethnic section of your grocer's freezer aisle has a hidden gem - frozen empanada shells.
Resist the urge: Do not pry open yet another tub-o-onion dip, or whisk salad dressing mix into sour cream before this year's holiday party.
For many, Thanksgiving is a savory pool of hot golden gravy over moist turkey and a mound of freshly mashed potatoes.
The fresh ginger and soy sauce in this roasted squash recipe give it an Asian flavor.
The beauty of Thanksgiving leftovers is that they taste great pretty much no matter what you do with them.
Tired of the Thanksgiving holy trinity of turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing?
This recipe for traditional potato latkes uses a non-traditional cooking technique - substituting the oven for oil. Crisping the latkes in the oven instead of a pot of oil cuts the fat significantly.
Greet holiday guests with mugs of warm mulled cider. This twist on a classic calls for rosemary, sage and bay laurel.
If you're looking to enliven your holiday staples, skip the recipe overhaul and think minor tweaks with greenery.
This simple cranberry tart is a breeze to assemble and can be made a day ahead. The crust is baked from crushed gingersnap cookies.
Give the gift of hassle-free fun with these gingerbread family kits. You do the least exciting part (baking the cookies), and let your recipients do the decorating.
This four-ingredient, no-cook recipe is simple to assemble (perfect for getting children involved) and produces attractive, delicious treats for doling out at the holidays.