These star-shaped beignets are just the start of this test-kitchen weekend.
We'll be prepping for our annual holiday party next weekend. I'm making some new recipes, so we'll be practicing this year's signature drink, which includes chartreuse, a very fragrant French liqueur.
I've also been hunting for a recipe (or two) for sugarplums, which I've learned don't necessarily include actual plums. If those turn out as I hope, they'll be party favors. If they're not as good as they look on my computer monitor, I'll dream up a Plan B.