| Jun 9, 2010
| 11:48 AM
It took Julia's influential editor, Judith Jones, and her thoughtful book, "The Pleasures of Cooking for One," to get me to slow down and let the eggs do their thing unmolested, as in the frittata, the Italian omelet.
Simply mix into the eggs the...
| Jun 8, 2010
You could always slap peanut butter onto bread and tiptoe out to where the petunias bloom. You could sit there nibbling, watching bumblebees buzz and dart amid the nodding heads.
And, yes, you could call that garden lunch, that most irresistible of...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 12:12 PM
This Father's Day, don't relegate the grill work play with fire and wow the men in your life. Your guy may reluctantly hand over the tongs, but grillfriends, take over and rediscover the fun of the flames.
Whether you're cooking on a hibachi or a...
| Mar 2, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dietetic Association.
This year's theme, Eat Right With Color, seems especially relevant for kids. All too often, children eat a rather beige diet, dominated by chicken...
| Feb 22, 2011
Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote
This recipe calls for salmon to be cooked 'en papillote,' which simply means wrapping it in parchment paper or a foil package and then baking it. You can also cook fish this way on the grill. For this recipe, you can...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 5:37 AM
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon trans fat free margarine
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1 pound...
| Jan 7, 2011
If it's early January, it must be time to start thinking about the vegetable garden.
I've been perusing Sara Alway's new book, "Soil Mates: Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Garden" [Quirk Books, 127 pages, $16.95], a cute primer on horticultural...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Southwest Cobb Salad
This colorful salad is fun to eat, fun to look at and full of big flavors!
Since most of this salad is simply the sum of impeccably fresh ingredients, and little labor, choose the best ingredients that you can. Here,...
| Jul 19, 2011
Q: What wines can you drink with asparagus?
—Jennifer M. Roberts-Rindskopf, Westerville, Ohio
A: Asparagus and wine, oy! Asparagus can make an ill-chosen wine taste too sweet or metallic. I remember once conducting a wine pairing with asparagus...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago Jewel-Osco grocery stores for the week of March 17, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 12:42 PM
1 bundle of asparagus
1 red bell pepper
1 purple onion
16 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced
(to taste) salt, pepper and garlic
(as needed) olive oil
8 slices of pumpernickel rye
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Clean and trim...
| Mar 24, 2011
One unexpected benefit of enhanced airport security is that airport dining options have never been better. The arrive-early dictum (to allow for screening delays) has resulted in airports full of travelers with time on their hands and the sure knowledge...