Dec/07/2016I love the holiday season. My mother and grandmother began their holiday baking in early December. Over the years, I've been happy to share several of my family's holiday classics.
Nov/30/2016'Tis the season to feel stressed out. Yes, the holiday season can be, and most often is, a joyous time. For me, one of the smartest comfort foods of all is chicken soup.
Nov/23/2016Baseball ended just a few weeks ago, and I can't stop thinking about how the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. So why am I thinking about baseball as we approach the holiday season, with Thanksgiving almost here?
Nov/16/2016We're entering the busiest entertaining time of the year, with holiday parties coming on in quick succession.
Nov/09/2016As we enter the heart of autumn and move happily toward Thanksgiving, one image that comes to mind, as it does for many lovers of fresh seasonal produce, is the cornucopia.
Nov/02/2016It always interests me how just one special element can make the difference between a dish that's tastes just fine and one that people find amazing. That last case certainly holds true for one of the most popular soups I know: broccoli cheddar.
Oct/26/2016This Halloween, I expect I'll accompany my sons, Oliver and Alexander, to a party at the home of their school friends and maybe even to a few neighborhood houses to ring the doorbell and yell, "Trick or treat!"
Oct/19/2016In October, many home cooks turn their thoughts toward the entertaining soon to come, from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's. While such advance planning can be both fun and sensible, it also can have a serious drawb...
Oct/12/2016Of course, chips and dips are a must when you're watching weekend football on TV. But nothing compares to chicken wings, which simply offer the perfect combination of tender meat, crispy skin and finger-licking sauce.
Oct/05/2016Autumn is a wonderful time for entertaining, especially with a brunch party. "But Wolfgang, brunches can be so fattening," people sometimes tell me, especially when I use words like "delicious" and "robust."