This is a recipe I dreamed up while on a ski trip with a house full of people. Since then, I’ve made it pretty often since my husband loves it. The recipe is super versatile too — it doubles, triples or halves quite easily as long as you have a smaller or bigger pan. It’s also designed ... Read More »
The arugula in my backyard grows like a weed, which, of course, it is. But a tasty one. So I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to add it to soups, salads and, even eggs. This arugula salad recipe was inspired by Cooking Light, a go-to magazine for me for the past 15 years. I’ll make ... Read More »
On Monday, the Doughboy came to Mickey Mouse’s turf in Orlando at the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, the premier American cooking competition.
Five men and 95 women, aged 25 to 77, all amateur cooks came from cities like Brookline, MA, Beaver Dam, KY, Koloa, HI, and a few miles away in ... Read More »
I’ve always loved soup. Warming and simple, it was my favorite thing to make in culinary school. When I was a food critic, I judged chefs and restaurants on their soups since their simplicity can reveal a multitude of mistakes. To this day, I can tell when a restaurant cuts corners by purchasing ... Read More »
As I continue to be in love with the world of eating clean and using better, whole and natural ingredients in cooking, I’ve been elated to find a wealth of ideas for swapping real ingredient sugar and sweetener alternatives in place of the less-healthy staples we’re so used to, particularly in ... Read More »
There might be some Cuban grandmothers who would cringe at my interpretation of this classic Cuban dish. But this is how I like it: I chucked the raisins (raisins with ground beef? Yuk!) and deleted the cinnamon (a spice reserved only for desserts in my household).
Picadillo is so freakin’ ... Read More »
With the football game and socializing at parties, hosts need some delicious yet simple fare to complement the suds. Grilling or barbecue is always a solid choice, but in early February, it’s not a realistic option for many parts of the nation. Beer and pizza go together as well as…well… ... Read More »
Food writer Jennifer Fields introduces some fruit to her hamburger patty recipe: fresh lime juice. Quick and easy with a zingy flavor for summer or winter grilling.... Read More »
The New Year is well underway. I don’t know about you, but for me, the dawning of a brand new calendar encourages me to freshen things up in the kitchen. Gone are the last few months of heavy, overindulgence (thank goodness!), and in comes lightened flavors to get our bodies moving for the new adventures ... Read More »
The Russians got this classic recipe right — the rich, creamy sour cream and succulent meat come together to curl your toes and make a chilly winter evening just a little warmer. This recipe — lower in calories than the original — is simple to make and riffs on the traditional flavors. ... Read More »
Hot chocolate; a single sip can bring forth a flood of buoyant memories. The mere mention of the steaming elixir creates mental images of warming yourself near the fire while watching snow fall gently through partially frosted windows. Hot chocolate is the king of comfort foods that is enjoying a ... Read More »
Celeb chef Richard Blais (my favorite Top Chef contestant ever) is known for his inventive style and unique take on classical cuisine and American staples. When he isn’t serving up delectable dishes or consulting at top eateries across the United States, he’s flexing his gastronomic muscles on ... Read More »