Get Inspired- February 2009
Local nurseries and plant stores start selling pots of daffodils, hyacinths, and other spring-blooming bulbs about this time of year. Pick up a few (4-inch pots generally go for around $5 apiece), and transplant them into cute bowls or mugs. (We thought these measuring cups were a great way to brighten a kitchen.) After they finish blooming, you can add the bulbs to your garden and enjoy their show for years to come.
From the Heart
Tip your hat to the Crescent City, and honor Mardi Gras month by preparing these New Orleans-style treats.Separate 1 (12-oz.) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits into individual rounds, and cut into quarters. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven, heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry biscuit quarters, in batches, 1 to 11⁄2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels, and dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Prep: 5 min., Cook: 3 min. per batch. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits.