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.
12 Ideas for Healthy Holiday Gifts
Thinking of giving cookies, fudge or a box of chocolates as a holiday gift? That's so old... This year, think about giving something healthy to your loved ones, co-workers, neighbors and friends.
Don't Forget the Cole Slaw
Every cook has a cole slaw recipe. Some are mayonnaise based, others use oil and vinegar. They're made with chopped onion, celery, peppers, pickles, herbs, bacon, or other ingredients. But they all include cabbage. For a change of pace, try our recipe for pepper-based Fiesta Slaw.
Eggs for Easter Brunch
Eggs, which embody the renewal of spring, are perfect as both decoration and a dish on the Easter table. For a festive brunch dish that is colorful and tasty as well as healthful, try an easy-to-make frittata.
Healthy Dips For The Holidays
Party dips are good to have on hand for the holidays. Commercial dips are often high in fat, calories and sodium, but you can make low-fat, vegetable-based dips that are quick, easy and flavorful with ingredients you usually have in the kitchen.
Steaming Has Place At A Seasonal Table
Something steamed may be just the break you need during the holiday overeating season. Steaming is a traditional Chinese cooking technique that uses gentle heat and no oil to cook foods. Includes recipe for Steamed Fish and Vegetables.
Celebrating Autumn In Both Cold And Warm Climates
When the leaves of autumn turn gold, they often bring to mind favorite fall events - Halloween, homecomings and Thanksgiving, to mention just a few. And, now that the weather is cooler if not downright nippy, autumn also turns thoughts to favorite dishes.