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Falling For A Football Tailgate
Ah the sweet smell of fall. Kids are back in school, leaves are beginning to turn, and boyfriends are glued to the TV every Sunday and Monday night. At least it used to be just the boyfriends. Now it’s...


SOS: Homework Overload
You’ve probably seen them lately. The glazed eyes, the haunted frown. The crinkled forehead … the tight shoulders and neck. It’s homework overload and it’s happening in towns and cities all...


Winging It Like the VP Candidates Do
Tomorrow night two vice presidential candidates will take to the podium and debate some of our most pressing social, economic, and political issues. Owing to the importance of this year's election, I...


Philadelphia's Other Sandwich Masterpiece
When you think of Philly and sandwiches, the cheese steaks and hoagies for which the city is well known immediately come to mind. But there is a third sandwich that has recently gained notoriety and completes...


The Occasional Fish
Are you the sort of person who feels compelled to order fish when you go out to eat? Or maybe you have friends who do. They might say that they never cook fish at home, so they feel it's only right to...


Bananas: Simply Delicious
Fun fact: What is a bunch of bananas called? A hand. And how about each piece of fruit? A finger! Go ahead: Tell your kids to have some fingers for a snack and watch their reaction. And yet, seriously,...


Food Safety For Weather Emergencies
We never want to think about finding ourselves in a weather emergency that results in a loss of electrical power or flooding in our home damaging our possessions and contaminating our immediate food and...


Delicious Plan B
You know that saying, "Can't always get what you want?" That seems to happen to me, often, when at the grocery store. Maybe I’ve been looking through a cookbook and I'll see a fabulous looking recipe...


Rosh Hashana: A New Year of Food
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins on the first day of the month of Tishri and lasts for 10 days, culminating in the conclusion of Yom Kippur. These are known as the Days of Awe, the holiest of...


A Stinky Rose By Any Other Name
Can you imagine a culinary world without garlic? It’s hard to believe, but some food historians say that its widespread use in American cooking goes back no further than the mid 1960s. Historically,...


Five Fabulous Fall Beverages In the Slow Cooker
As the air takes a brisk turn, it’s time to start thinking about ways to celebrate the autumn season. And what better way to take the chill off than with a warm beverage that has been simmering in the...


Can You Put It In The Microwave?
What’s the most essential piece of technology in the kitchen for the modern family? Nope, it’s not the computer notebook or smart phone (although I’m starting to find those devices more and more...


It Takes the Biscuit!
I was going through my piles of cookbooks and I ran across a cookbook from Britain, On Baking by Sue Lawrence, a renowned Scottish baker and author. As I leafed through the pages, I pondered the fact...


Slow Cooking With Fall Flavors: Apple Harvest
Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the pleasures of Fall Slow Cooking It’s official— the apple season has arrived. Now that autumn is here you can find apples everywhere...


Brown Butter is the Color (and Taste) of Fall
With October First usually comes the debut of fall menus in seasonal restaurants around the country. In your own seasonal kitchen you might be slowly swapping summer’s berries for fall’s apples and...


Getting the Blues for Dinner
Red state, blue state, right state, left state. In a continuation of last week’s debate-watching theme, this week we move onto a menu fit for left, or “blue” minded viewers. Keep in mind that there...


 

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