Food & Recipes

The Great Texas Chili Project

Texans proudly refuse to entertain the idea that other styles of chili exist. Given that chili was invented in San Antonio, it’s hard to debate them on this point.

Bake with a Cookie Elf this Christmas Season

Part of the fun of baking holiday cookies is having company in the kitchen to lend a hand. While adult-sized help is always appreciated, recruiting grandchildren may be best of all. By GAIL JOKERST

Filling Holiday Wish Lists with Toffee

With painstaking precision, Hymas stirrs a steaming, bubbling mixture of sugar, butter, water, and corn syrup in a pressure cooker to make another 8-pound batch of toffee, a two-hour labor of love. Every October, he begins filling orders for his popular Christmas gift.

Fermented Dill Pickles vs. Vinegar Dill Pickles

by STEVE HEIKKILA. Sour pickles. Brine pickles. New York deli kosher dill pickles. The old-fashioned dill pickles your grandparents used to fish out of a big barrel down at the general store. What do these pickles have in common? They’re lacto-fermented dill pickles.

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

by JACK McNEEL

Beautiful scenery with an incredible hot pool, unusual yet outstanding restaurant, and clean motel rooms—what more can anyone wish for in a short vacation trip north of the border?