Recipes
The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

Our recipe category for next month:  “Signs of Spring” Please email your favorite springtime recipes, including main dishes, sides, salads and desserts, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CHILI (Makes one large pot of chili) Lucretia Delfino, Norwalk, CT Ingredients:...
The Recipe Box: Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

The Recipe Box: Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

Italian recipes wanted! Our recipe category for next month: “Pasta Night!” Please email your favorite Italian dishes, including baked and sauced pastas, meatballs, pizzas, other main dishes, sides, vegetables, and desserts to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PANPEPATO (Makes 8 loaves) The Cake...
The Recipe Box: Thanksgiving - Classic or Contemporary?

The Recipe Box: Thanksgiving – Classic or Contemporary?

Our recipe category for next month: “Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!” Email your favorite holiday cookie and bar recipes, as well as recipes for your other favorite holiday desserts, to us at home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. A TURKEY OF A CAKE N.M. Popic,...
Cookbook author Patricia Wells to sign new book

Cookbook author Patricia Wells to sign new book

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., cookbook author Patricia Wells will be at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd., Darien, to sign copies of her latest cookbook, The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence. For more information, contact Andy Dodds, andy.dodds@harpercollins.com or call 212-207-7498. Seared Duck Breast with Fresh Figs and...
Brown-bagging it: The new way to cook chicken?

Brown-bagging it: The new way to cook chicken?

A friend of mine who is a gourmet cook keeps raving about how she roasts her Thanksgiving turkey in a brown grocery bag. She’s tried to convince me to do the same thing, but, well, it seems too risky when one is hosting the family feast. But the other day an online recipe source I...
"Cupcake Wars" winner shares gluten-free dessert recipes

“Cupcake Wars” winner shares gluten-free dessert recipes

Just because you decide to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice flavor or nutrition, according to Kyra Bussanich, cookbook author and two-time winner of the Food Network’s reality show and baking competition,”Cupcake Wars.” “Unfortunately, a lot of people who commit to a gluten-free lifestyle believe they have to sacrifice their favorite...
The Recipe Box: "Let's Cook Out!"

The Recipe Box: “Let’s Cook Out!”

Our next recipe category: “Seafood Splashdown!” Email your favorite seafood recipes (i.e., grilled, baked, steamed, sushi, etc.) to us at home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. SUMMER GRILL RUBS FOR POULTRY AND FISH Recipes courtesy of Burke Catering, LLC.  For BBQ staff and catering...