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Did your mother – or someone else who presumably cared about your well being - ever tell you that peeling a carrot takes away all its vitamins? It’s one of those admonitions that gets stuck in your head for the rest of your life, probably because you first heard it when soft brain material was [...]
January seems to be the month people flip their internal switches from out-of-control, wild bingers of rich food and drink to wholesome souls sucking down juice meals, promising to spend each and every day at the gym sweating out their toxins. Or so that’s what some major retailers want us to think, according to the [...]
Soup is in these days (yes, you might rightfully ask: when was it ever out?) If cool cities like Portland are an indication, soup is having a moment. I’ve seen hardy entrepreneurs load homemade soup into specially crafted thermal boxes fitted on the racks of their bicycles for delivery to hungry people around downtown Portland, sometimes with freshly baked [...]
I experience New Year’s Day with mixed emotion. As much as I love holding a new calendar fresh with possibilites for the year ahead, at the same time my head is spinning trying to process the one that just sped by, seemingly faster every time. What’s up with that? I can only think it’s what [...]
These last few days of the year are ones I look forward to most; when we can unplug from our usual routine and just focus on relaxing with family. To me that means lots of cooking, feasting, wine-drinking and wood fires in the fireplace. But it can be hard not to get caught up in [...]
My go-to holiday cookie recipes are the ones that are the most unfussy. As much as I tend to be all hands-on in the kitchen, I possess a serious lack of patience when it comes to decorating food. Especially cookies, cakes and other sweet things- it’s just not my style. People who can spend hours [...]
I made this little drink. Well, truth be told I’ve been making it (and ordering it at bars) quite a bit recently. I wanted to raise a glass especially to say cin-cin as I celebrate a new look for familystyle food and the Spritz seemed a perfect choice. I’m smitten with the new cookbook from the restaurant of [...]
I could hardly wait to share my brand-new design for familystyle food — here it is! But bear with me, please. I decided it was better to make the site live instead of having you land on an empty page with an “under construction” message. I’m still working behind the scenes to be sure that all [...]
Here’s my take on a little-black-dress dessert, one you can pull off throughout the holiday season from now to Valentine’s day. The crust is a basic chocolate wafer crumble pressed into a tart pan, and the filling is cocoa-flavored mascarpone topped with glistening cranberries. It manages to be glamorous, festive, and simple all at the [...]
I look forward to seeing tiny, sweet Italian cippoline onions when they appear during the fall. This is my twist on the traditional bowl of Thanksgiving pearl onions; roasted on the stovetop with a buttery balsamic glaze.
Are you the type of Thanksgiving cook (and/or eater) who expects to sit down to the same lineup of food from year to year or do you like to get a little bit crazy and try something completely new every time? I’ve learned that there are definitely two distinct – and very personal – approaches [...]
It’s late fall again and the beginning of my favorite time of year for cooking. There’s such a great variety of produce piled up in the markets having their “it” moment right now it’s almost overwhelming. I want to gather everything up and devour it all before it’s gone. I’m thinking of the fruits that [...]
Serving individual desserts is a nice way to make the people around your table feel special. Especially after a big, family-style dinner when everyone is sharing large platters of food, a little something sweet plated just for one is a nice touch at the end of a meal. I love the simplicity of this apple [...]
I’ve pulled this recipe out of my favorites file – a moist, spiced pumpkin pound cake swirled with chocolate and glazed with a shiny-gorgeous chocolate sauce. I shared it over at the Go Bold with Butter blog recently too. While I haven’t been able to turn the heat on in the house yet – still [...]
I like to cook farro risotto-style for dinner on days when I don’t have the time or attention span to tend a pot the way risotto made with traditional Arborio rice wants a person to do. Farro is a great whole grain to add to your pantry. It’s a lot like short grain brown rice [...]