Good Stuff: cookware, a drink and a cleaning tip

One good pan

A convenient way to feed a large crowd, from brownies to lasagna, is in a large pan. To ensure every one gets the perfect slice, Perfect Slice Bakeware by BergHOFF offers a patented portion control guide on each pan. The full line includes a 9-inch round cake pan, 9-inch square pan and 9-inch pie pan, as well as a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and 11-by-14-inch baking sheet and a specially designed slicing tool. Look for Perfect Slice Bakeware at amazon.com and Kohl’s. Prices start around $19.99.

One good cocktail

The air is getting crisp and our cocktail choices are changing with the leaves. Try this Autumn Manhattan from Martha Stewart to replace that summer gin and tonic:

One good tip

A timely tip for tailgaters: Bring a large plastic tub to haul back dirty dishes. Bring items in a large plastic tub. When you are ready to pack up, line the tub with a garbage bag and then put your dirty dishes inside. No fuss, no muss.

Compiled by

Kate Lawson

AUTUMN MANHATTAN

Combine 1 1/2 ounces applejack

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey

1 tablespoon maple syrup

A few dashes of orange bitters

Mix in a cocktail shaker, and shake over ice. Strain into a 6-ounce martini glass, and top with 2 ounces Champagne. Garnish with orange rind, and serve. Makes 1 cocktail.