Quick Pre-Christmas Dinners Eating well from now until Christmas is as important as gift giving. To make sitting down to nice dinners easy, try these speedy dishes.
Treat Mom to a Healthful Mother's Day Brunch Treating Mom to a special home-cooked breakfast is a great opportunity to create family teamwork. These oatmeal pancakes are not only delicious but healthy, too, and their preparation is no more time-consuming than more standard fare.
Celebrate the Foods of Mexico Here in the States, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Latino culture. And in America, culture, of course, means food. Learn about a good way to start a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the cuisine of Mexico.
Ham How-To: Essentials for Easy, Elegant Easter Ham Along with pastel-colored eggs and baskets of goodies, Easter in America has always meant ham. But aside from upholding tradition, there are other reasons for making ham the centerpiece of your holiday table.
Saint Patrick's Day Greens It can be fun to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Some, of course, go the whole route with dyed green food, from beer to bagels, but you don't need to resort to dyes to find delicious, healthy green foods.
Tip Your Hat to the Cabbage Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." And in recent years, the cooks in Ireland have begun to agree with him. Cooking has enjoyed a major renaissance in Ireland and fine dining now is the rule, rather than the exception.
New Irish Cooking On St. Patrick's Day, the air will be rich with the aromas of cabbage, corned beef, crusty Irish soda bread and perhaps a stew studded with potatoes and carrots. These traditional Irish dishes, nostalgically enjoyed by Irish-Americans and other Americans feeling Irish for the day, are a far cry from what is on many Irish tables today.
A St. Patrick's Day Salad If you think food that celebrates St. Patrick's Day means corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes, it's time to update your thinking about Irish cooking.
Bake Your Valentine a Surprise For Valentine's Day, I have moved from producing elaborate candlelight dinners to sharing simpler culinary seductions. This year, honoring the tradition of red for romance, I am making a less-traditional fruit-based dish.
Go Nuts This Thanksgiving Each Thanksgiving I offer the same timesaving advice: Roast a turkey breast rather than a full bird. Roasting a smaller breast yields the same amount of meat as a larger bird, and is far easier to handle.
Holiday Fare with an International Twist Casual cocktail party food has become so generic, you can often expect the same tired appetizers at every gathering. Choosing an international theme for your next holiday party adds an element of surprise to the gathering.
Comfort Food for the Holidays A roast chicken dinner is one of life's true pleasures. Depending on how the bird is presented (and what accompanies it), the meal can take on many different characteristics - from romance to comfort to festiveness.
Great Grilling On Father's Day Dad or no dad, on Father's Day, let your favorite guy sink his teeth into something meaty. No, not a beefy steak. Make it a Grilled Ginger Tuna steak.
Pomegranates: The Fruit of the Hour Pomegranates have been part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, but they have only recently found a home in the American kitchen. A pomegranate salad would be a refreshing, pretty addition to any holiday table.