Jan/18/2017In the depths of winter, it can sometimes seem as if springtime will never come. Snow blankets fields of earth so hard that you can't imagine vegetables will ever grow again. The only truly soothing warmth you can reliably find usually comes from ...
Jan/11/2017In the new year, many food writers like to discuss the latest trends or what's hot and what's not. And lately, I've been seeing too many articles saying that kale, that crinkly, earthy, slightly bitter, and highly nutritious dark green has already...
Jan/04/2017I've made more than a few New Year's resolutions in the past. And, like most people, I can probably count on one hand those I've successfully kept for more than a few weeks. But I'm happy to report that one I've managed to stick to has been to eat...
Dec/28/2016New Year's Eve dinners seem, to me, to offer contradictory challenges. Many people want the meal to be extra sophisticated, featuring foods you'd accompany with Champagne. After all, we want to ring in the new year with real style.
Dec/21/2016I've made my share of elaborate holiday desserts, whether it was a Christmas apple pie topped with a hand-woven, latticework crust or jelly-filled donuts for Hanukkah. Don't fret.
Dec/14/2016I recently shared some memories centered on my love baking holiday cookies, along with an easy recipe for peanut butter cookies.
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.