I am not exactly an adventurous eater. I like basic food prepared well. I do not always enjoy the output of chefs who think combining odd flavors makes for a good (and expensive) dish. As the late, great pastry chef, Gina DePalma once said, "People are just too jacked up on food and cooking. Just . . .
"Easy baklava recipe" was the headline. It looked delicious. I'd never made it before. We were having dinner with our Palestinian neighbor and I wanted to bring something from his side of the world. Of course, he'd lived here for many decades and is an American citizen, but still. Why not give it . . .
Hey, I know. You're dieting and you're hungry. You want some flavor and you want some crunch. Oh, how well I know it. You simply can not face another salad, though. You want something new. Snacky. Yes, something snacky. An easy, low-calorie snack. So when a friend gave me some of these and told me . . .
"I had an organic box delivered one year and kept forgetting to use the vegetables, so I wasted much of it." This might be you, right? Because I have heard this--or the fear of it--from friends. And in fact, this used to be me. Until I discovered how to make the most of my weekly organic produce . . .
"Eat your vegetables," Mom always said. Ok. Not my mom. But fictional moms said this, for sure, right? Anyway, if this Brussels sprouts recipe had been served at family dinner tables, I guarantee you no one at all would need urging. Because it is absolutely scrumptious. Pretty easy, too. So, I . . .
This is, in fact, the easiest and most delicious chestnut stuffing ever. I made it up, so determine quantities and proportion to your liking. I swear, it really doesn't matter. "This is the stuffing from now until infinity," my husband pronounced on Thanksgiving. Easy Chestnut . . .
SkinnyKitchen.com is my go-to meal planning site, hands down. Run by my friend, Nancy Fox, it's the best website around for finding delicious healthy, low-calorie meal ideas that are simple to prepare. Guaranteed. I've never made a single dish from her site that wasn't absolutely yummy. So I . . .
No, there's nothing wrong with it. It's just got loads of beta-carotene: 25 percent more Vitamin A than other our familiar white cauliflower. It was originally a mutant, discovered in 1970 and bred with its white cousins. The result can be any shade of yellow or orange--as you can see, the one that . . .
This easy herbed rainbow carrots dish (organic, of course) was a big hit with company the other night. It's so simple! Rainbow carrots are bit more earthy-tasting and they make such a pretty presentation. This is one of those easy recipes where you really just eyeball how much seasoning you use, . . .
I'd moved to the San Francisco Bay area just the year before when a guy I'd met took me out on the town. It was a cold, wintry night in San Francisco, so we stopped in late at the Buena Vista to warm up with an Irish coffee. Maybe you didn't know that Irish coffee was invented in San Francisco at . . .