Margaret Button writes about food for the Berkshire Eagle.
I picked up a recipe for Amish sugar cookies decades ago on a trip to Penn Dutch country. I think it came from a motel we stayed at and I managed to talk the owner, who was really Mennonite, into sharing it. The cookies are everything I want in a sugar cookie — soft, a bit chewy and buttery.
Hold an unlit match between your teeth when slicing onions? As everyone knows, old cookbooks compiled by churches, organizations and businesses are one of my favorite book or tag sale finds. In many of these cookbooks there is a section of helpful hints, what we now call kitchen hacks. Here are a few ...
What's better than attending a tea party? Attending a tea party with ginger scones and homemade jam!
If the ingredients for this easy lemon pudding recipe aren't on your shopping list, add them now.
Margaret Button shares her friend's recipe for her family's favorite pecan tassies.
Many of the recipes I now turn to are the ones that can be easily made — and easily frozen. Two of my recent favs are a two-ingredient pumpkin cake that I found in my recipe box and a four-ingredient coconut macaroon that came from my daughter-in-law’s mother.
Food columnist Margaret Button loves recipes that using the basic technique, you can swap out the ingredients to make another variety, creating a new dish. This easy stromboli is just that and will quickly become part of your weeknight dinner rotation.
Shire Breu-Hous and Shire Donuts will launch a doughnut-inspired beer in the next few weeks. The beer will be a sweet stout beer that utilizes doughnuts, Mike Lazzari, assistant brewer at Shire Breu-Hous said. “It has a flavor profile inspired by doughnuts” — in particular, Chloe’s Cake Donut from Shire Donuts.
Tonight, I’m having two friends over for “The Bachelor” women-tell-all episode (don’t tell anyone, it’s our guilty pleasure!). I plan to make air fryer ravioli our snack. I tried a few the other day — they’re quick, easy-to-make and good —and don’t require a lot of excess movement on my part!
Today is National Margarita Day. We'll teach you how to make the perfect margarita.