They were hilarious and this season has been kind of boring too.
Betty Crocker recently upped the ante on supermarket baking mixes by introducing a line of "Supreme Bars," including a cookie-brownie bar, a lemon bar, and a Mississippi mud bar. Of the three versions, the Mississippi mud struck me as the most enticing: a chocolate cookie crust topped with a gooey brownie layer studded with mini-marshmallows. But would the bars really be supremely delicious, or would they retain that from-a-box flavor? I put them to the test for this week's Mixed Review.
After a filling Hannukah meal, no matter how much I've eaten, I always want some dessert at the end. Sadly, I never took to sufganyot, the Sephardic jelly-filled doughnuts traditionally served during the holiday, but I've always, always had a soft spot for homemade doughnuts, especially the apple cider kind.
What we've learned this week is that bakeries that make great pies might not make great pumpkin pies. Which is why we tasted a few dozen all over New York to find you the best for your Thanksgiving table.