I've tasted a chocolate chip cookie or two in my time--they're my all-time favorite cookie, but only home made. No question that Toll-House has a very good chocolate chip cookie recipe and I thought it was the best chocolate chip recipe ever. That is, until sister-in-love brought us some Neiman . . .
These days very few of us are interested in spending hours in the kitchen preparing the kind of healthful food we should be eating. A delicious, one-dish meal is appreciated at our house: easy to prepare and fewer dishes to wash after dinner. Here is a super easy one-dish, vegetarian meal that is . . .
If you're looking for an easy dessert that tastes delicious and looks beautiful, I've got one for you: Poached Pears in Wine. It couldn't be easier. A little discussion, first. You can poach a pear in red wine or white wine. I like to use a sweeter wine--either a white moscato or, if red, a late . . .
My first experience with chard was about 15 years ago, when someone cooked it for me with marsala wine. I can't remember that chard recipe, but I fell in love with the green, leafy gem. It comes in our organic box when I specify it, and I do specify it often because I like to make it AND it's good . . .
Sometimes, the most simple summer salad is the most delicious dish in the world. That was the case the other day, when I got a whole heap of fresh green beans in our weekly organic box, along with more delicious tomatoes. The best of summer goodness. And there's plenty of THAT in our box each . . .
I have no idea why we eat pork roast so often. Ok, I do know. Because it's so easy to fix and also because today's pork, "the other white meat" is pretty lean. Hubby complains that by breeding all the fat out of it the meat is dryer than it should be and he may be right. But it sure is . . .
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking about writing -- YOUR writing-- and are now breathing in the creativity and inspiration that permeates this Southwestern mecca. For . . .
We've had a bit of a heat wave in northern California this summer, and if it's one thing I don't like, it's heat or humidity. So here are a few tricks I use to keep cool in the summer. Air conditioning is one thing, and yes, we have it, but when it kicks off at the desired temperature, the air is . . .
We were having company for lunch and I wanted make something special that would tempt the taste buds of my friends. Two of them badly need to gain weight and I wanted to be sure they ate, but I didn't want to slave away in a hot kitchen. I just wanted an easy summer lunch that they'd love. And . . .
INGREDIENTS 3 organic heirloom tomatoes, ripe, chopped one-third cup fresh basil, chopped 3 cloves garlic or 3 Trader Joe's frozen squares of garlic 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 good squirt of extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper to taste Half a fresh baguette, sliced thin My . . .