Preserving Summer Videos

Canning 101

May 26, 2015

Canning 101 | The Gray Boxwood

Canning, or preserving, is actually more simple than you may think. While many of us have visions of our mothers, grandmas or great-grandmas slaving over a hot stove for endless hours, readying jars and jars of fruits and vegetables. Canning today can be simple and easy. You don’t have to make huge batches of the goods or spend all day on the kitchen.

Artisan canning has seemed to surge lately and there are endless possibilities of things to create and ways to use them. I hope to inspire and give you ideas all season long of fun ways to learn about canning. Whether you’re new to the art or a seasoned pro, these new recipes will be the perfect delicacy for your recipe book!

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Cookie of the Month Recipes Videos

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

May 19, 2015

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

I love the cookie of the month (and that’s a completely understatement). There are countless cookie recipes, not to mention numerous variations on classics like this take on an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. The addition of cocoa takes this cookie to the next level of chocolate nirvana.

I love cookies because, if you happen to be able to save a few, they store so well in the freezer and thus can be used whenever a treat is needed!

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Main Dishes The Basics Videos

Popovers | The Basics

May 13, 2015

Popovers | The Basics | The Gray Boxwood

Popovers have such a beautiful presentation: large steaming bread-like pieces of heaven. Baked correctly, they have an almost custard-like center and a perfectly browned exterior. I think people are scared because they look complicated, but popovers are extremely easy. Follow these simple steps and you will have perfectly “popped” popovers that guests will adore! The recipe can be variated for sweeter popovers for a breakfast or brunch. Or they can be made into a savory accompaniment for a wonderful meal!

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Main Dishes Mother's Day Recipes Videos

Croque Madame | Mother’s Day Breakfast

May 5, 2015

Croque Madame | The Gray Boxwood

My mom has been such a wonderful role model for me. She has loved unconditionally and gives so much to my sister and I. Honestly, she deserves everyday to be “Mothers Day” and while I do my best to give back as I can, I love to be able to make this holiday a special one. And that includes breakfast in bed. Some years it’s not actually in bed, but a homemade breakfast none the less. I like to make it one that isn’t normal and take a little more time to prepare.

This Croque Madame is the perfect item; it’s my take on the classic French bistro sandwich, the Croque Monsieur. It’s a delicious sandwich but it’s even better with an egg! This recipe is for one Croque Madame, but the white sauce makes enough for four to six, so scale up the bread, egg and meat and host a Mother’s Day brunch!

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