Food

Picnic sides for Summer

Picnic sides for Summer

Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley | Serves 6 From “Real Simple: Easy, Delicious Home Cooking (Time Home Entertainment). 1 1⁄2 pounds new potatoes (about 15) Kosher salt and black pepper 4 slices bacon 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons […]

Modern Lunch

Modern Lunch

Citrus, Shrimp, & Quinoa Salad Serves 4  | 20 mins Sicilian orange salads with black olives are a staple of mine in the winter when citrus is at its peak, but they certainly aren’t a whole meal. This citrus salad, however, is satisfying complete, combining […]

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

The Four Seasons Salad | Serves 4 This recipe is for my super chic, classy, champagne-loving, and hostess-with-the-mostest friend, Janae.  She asked me for a “go-to” salad that she can serve for any occasion or holiday when entertaining. I came up with the idea to […]

Salute to Crescent City

Salute to Crescent City

Jambalaya is one of the more beloved dishes in Louisiana, where locals know there’s a difference between Cajun jambalaya and Creole jambalaya. Creole jambalaya, such as the following recipe from Neal Corman and Chris Peterson’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Press) includes tomatoes […]

Sweet temptations

Sweet temptations

 Minty Chocolate Cheesecake This cheesecake reminds me of Christmas — chocolate and mint! Two great flavors to savor next to a warm fire. Preheat oven to 350°F . 9-inch cheesecake pan, ungreased, or springform pan with 3-inch sides, greased Crust 11⁄2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie […]

Essential Home Cooking

Essential Home Cooking

Quick Beef Stew | Serves: 4 When there’s a chill in the air and you don’t have the time or inclination to cook, you can still get an amazingly flavorful beef stew on the table in under an hour. I take a few clever shortcuts […]

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Lifestyle and entertaining expert Kimberly Whitman introduces the lively, rich history of the punch bowl, from India to England & Europe to the American South and beyond. She creates a dozen festive party ideas organized around a punch bowl: an Easter Egg Hunt, a classic […]

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze Serves 12 | Prep 15 minutes | Ready In about 1½ hours Bundt cakes are especially simple since they don’t need to be frosted to look gorgeous; in fact, frosting them would be a nightmare! This glazed beauty was […]

Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat

Green Halloween Zombies 2 ½ quarts popped popcorn 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 cups mini marshmallows 4 tablespoons lime gelatin powder Red gum balls, candy corn, flat green candy strips (or fruit leather), green sugar sprinkles Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. […]

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen

Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops | 4 servings This dish is the ultimate showstopper, not only for looks, but for flavor as well. The marinade base is pomegranate molasses, a thick syrupy sauce made from reduced pomegranate juice with sugar and lemon. It’s potent and tangy and […]