November 2012

Captain Morgan: Party Planning

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 29, 2012

in Uncategorized

Every time I talk about “party planning”, I halfway feel like I’m in an episode of The Office and I’m fighting to be part of the party planning committee. But that’s because we watch a lot of The Office and refer most things to either food or TV. Speaking of TV… allow me to freak […]


Orange-Scented Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 27, 2012

in vegetables, vegetarian

You’re probably waiting patiently for the annual What’s for Dinner Thanksgiving recap. Not going to happen. I spent much more time enjoying my family and the amazing food than I did taking photos. I did, of course, take some photos… When I was helping my mom cook the day before Thanksgiving, we realized that there […]

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Sunday How-To: Delicious Wheat Bread

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 25, 2012

in Baking, bread, simple recipe

So many people email and tell me that they’re “so scared” of making yeasted breads. They swear that there’s something wrong with them and that they just can’t get yeast to work. Their breads come out too dense, they don’t rise, or they come out flavorless. Sunday How-To to the rescue! This tutorial is for […]


Spice up the Holidays with Captain Morgan

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 19, 2012

in Captain Morgan, contest

I get a lot of emails from various companies hawking products and contests, and very rarely do I get one that actually piques my interest. A few weeks ago, I received an email informing me that I’d been selected to participate in a competition hosted by Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum entitled “Spice Up the Holidays.” […]


Sunday How-To: Roasting a Chicken

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 18, 2012

in chicken/turkey

For the next few weeks, What’s for Dinner will have a Sunday How-To series, starting with one of my most frequently asked questions: How the heck do you roast a whole chicken? Or, rather, more accurately, how do you have the time to roast a whole chicken? Isn’t it hard? Doesn’t’ it take a lot […]