Rick Rodgers: Chocolate Bûche de Noël

Christmas is about tradition, especially the wonderful dishes that you make only once a year to celebrate the season. I don’t have a drop of French blood, but I did do a stint cooking for a French diplomat’s family, which required that I learned how to make a mean chocolate Bûche de Noël. Shaped like a Yule … Continue reading

Monday’s Good Bites

Good morning! I’m sure you’re all busy with Thanksgiving preparations, but take a break, relax, and check out some of the great clips our favorite authors have been getting. Some of them might even have some tips to make your prep easier! Our very own Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond wrote a behind the scenes blog … Continue reading

Rick Rodgers: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey

Recently, one of my cooking students asked me how many turkeys I have roasted over the years. My first Thanksgiving class was in 1988, averaging (some years were many more) ten classes per year, so the starting number is 220. Add the turkeys I’ve cooked for magazine and online articles, books, and my own holidays, … Continue reading

Rick Rodgers: Halloween Blackout Cupcakes

Halloween is right around the corner. Increasingly, this scary holiday has become a reason to give a party, either for little kids in their cute costumes (I still remember the year my neighbor dressed little Timmy as a bumblebee … Awww!) or grown-ups dressed up as Lady Gaga or The Situation. So, what to serve … Continue reading