“What’s that?” my husband asked as he prepared to carve my first ever attempt to make the Thanksgiving turkey. The beautifully browned bird was 10 pounds of aromatic heaven crammed full with cornbread and celery stuffing. “What’s what?” I asked.Continue reading...
"Cauliflower is ok as a vehicle for the cheese." That is my husband's opinion on the wonderful, and in my opinion, very tasty friend to the person on a quest to reduce calories and raise her overall level of nutrition. Yes its paleContinue reading...
Gathering with friends around a TV every weekend in the fall usually means that some particularly unhealthy and unimaginative food is being mindlessly noshed as everyoneContinue reading...
Bread plays such an important part in cultures all over the world, as the line of verse by Edward FitzGerald illustrates so well. It isContinue reading...
"What are you cooking?! Even the garage smells great!" These were the actual words spoken by my son when he returned from work one day to a house filled with the aroma ofContinue reading...
Quick, what’s the first thing you do after you slice an eggplant when making a casserole such as Parmigiana? Did you answer “salt it to extract the water”? I bet that the majority of us would answer in exactly that way. ButContinue reading...
No matter what you call them, the are terrific baked, sauteed, stuffed, grilled, pan or oven fried, baked into breads, eaten raw, a marvelous addition to soup, and terrifically low inContinue reading...
Purchasing pasta used to be so simple. All I had to do was buy a bag or box of the popular brand. There were only about three or four brands to choose from so the decision was easy. These days it seems that pasta has almost entirely engulfed Aisle 6. When theContinue reading...
Yes, soup is good in summer – traditional blended cold soups as well as warm soups brimming with chunks of colorful fresh summer vegetables. For many, soup is emotionally connected to a specific season. IContinue reading...
Chomping unadorned carrots and celery while sipping flat mineral water with a twist, I watched my friends laugh and chat as they dragged their potato chips through an array of tasty butContinue reading...
“Yes, that will be all. No thank you. I don’t need bread sticks or soda.” As I punched the disconnect button on the cell, I paused for a moment to think about the soon to arrive pizza. Over the past few years, I’ve tweaked my food choices in a number of ways. I cook more often so I am in control of the ingredients, read labels, eat less fast food, and make better choices in restaurants. But whenContinue reading...
Whoever said “never trust a skinny cook,” clearly was not trying to fit comfortably into their summertime bikini. Otherwise they might have thought twice aboutContinue reading...
I admit it. It wasn’t that long ago when I finally ate my first lentil on purpose. I took the easy way out of trying a new food and simply accepted as true the opinions of the anti-lentil crowd instead of bravely venturing forth to actuallyContinue reading...
“We’ll be grilling Rocket Burgers” are powerful words capable of keeping my 22 year old son home for dinner on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, burgers are not usually considered a calorie counter's friend unlessContinue reading...
Have you noticed how cooked boneless chicken breasts squeak like a rubber chicken when sliced? I sure have and I can tell you they never used to do that. The first time I heard that squeak and noticed that my knife had some bit of difficulty making it through, I was appalled. The meat, in addition to being rather tasteless, was dreadfully overcooked. I paid more attention next time and hovered overContinue reading...
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