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Cooking expert article: Hominy: The Story of a Canned Culinary SecretHominy: The Story of a Canned Culinary Secret

Once upon a time in the Land of Earthquakes (California), young children were asked to bring canned goods to school to put in a classroom kit for earthquake preparedness. From across this small town,...



Cooking expert article: Groundhog's Day In The KitchenGroundhog's Day In The Kitchen

Do you find your family eating the same foods, week after week? Each day of the week you have the same lineup of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and after a while it begins to feel a bit like...



Cooking expert article: Grape Leaves That You Can't Leave AloneGrape Leaves That You Can't Leave Alone

I’ve had two jars of grape leaves sitting on the pantry shelf for months now. They were one of those bargain deals I picked up at a local discount store: two jars for a dollar. What a find! For a...



Cooking expert article: How to Get FAT This TuesdayHow to Get FAT This Tuesday

This Tuesday, precisely 47 days before Easter, people all over the world will celebrate in the centuries-old tradition of getting Fat. Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Carnival...



Cooking expert article: Cauliflower: The New Face Of SteakCauliflower: The New Face Of Steak

It is not every day that the most talked about dish at a new hot restaurant is the cauliflower. I don’t just mean there is a chunk of meat with a side of cauliflower. Nor do I mean that the cauliflower...



Cooking expert article: Deceptively Delicious . . . Or Just Deceptive?Deceptively Delicious . . . Or Just Deceptive?

Have you had a chance to take a look at Jessica Seinfeld’s book, Deceptively Delicious, yet? It’s garnered a lot of attention—some kudos, some criticism. On the recommendation of some readers, I...



Cooking expert article: Love, On The Half ShellLove, On The Half Shell

There is one food that most often comes to mind when you think of romantic possibilities, and that is the oyster. With their reputed special romantic powers, they are the perfect food for this love-laden...



A Chocolate Candygram of a Meal for Valentine's Day

When I was in elementary school, I was--how do I put this?--awkward. An unfortunate pixie haircut (before it was cool), braces (before there was Invisiline) and the general dorkiness associated with the...



Cooking expert article: Leftovers Again?Leftovers Again?

So, how’s the challenge going? Have you come up with anything that you’d make again—or not? Any chance you’re making a dent in helping to eliminate one-third of the trash (and save some of that...



Cooking expert article: Vegetarian Tacos, with Some Meat for Good MeasureVegetarian Tacos, with Some Meat for Good Measure

When I was growing up, no taco night was complete without a giant bowl of soft avocado, mashed together with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro and surrounded by crunchy white corn chips. Meant only as an...



All In The Pot

It never ceases to amaze me that there are people out there who actually like doing dishes. I am not one of them. As an avid cook this poses a problem. Cooking requires utensils, pots, baking sheets,...



Cooking expert article: Oh So Very Simple SyrupOh So Very Simple Syrup

It is always fun to impress your guests when you entertain, and one of the simplest ways to do that is with simple syrup. Simply put, simple syrup is sugar dissolved in water boiled into a thick liquid....



Cooking expert article: Cooking Among Friends: Eat Better With Less WorkCooking Among Friends: Eat Better With Less Work

How would you like to be able to serve your family a hot, healthy, delicious evening meal and save money and time in the process? Too good to be true? Not according to Mary Tennant and Becki Visser, founders...



Cooking expert article: Of Cast Iron and CornbreadOf Cast Iron and Cornbread

Typically, admitting one is a bachelor to someone usually says to them that you ain't got a stocked kitchen; you're probably still using the cheap pots from the dollar store that your Aunt Edna gave you...



Cooking expert article: A Valentine's Treat from the Slow CookerA Valentine's Treat from the Slow Cooker

Though commonly associated with romantic love, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday opportunity to extend your warm thoughts and appreciation to all those people that you care about. Although some...



Bring On The Romance With Breakfast In Bed

Valentine’s Day is more often than not fraught with indecision on how to celebrate. If it’s on a weekday, do you stay up on a school night for a night out on the town along with millions of other...


 

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