If there’s one thing I’ll take on Superbowl Sunday, it’s the fun of planning and executing the game-day menu. I’m not a fan of football, though. I don’t really know the rules of the game, despite being a cheerleader (which was a long time ago) and attending countless Friday night games during high school. Realistically, most of us girls were ... Read More »
Cheese is probably my most favorite food, next to bread. I know, it’s more like an ingredient ...
We’ve been talking about pumpkin a lot lately, way before Thanksgiving, just about as soon as ...
A while ago I posted images of this recipe for Lemon Tiramisu, a twist on my Classic Tiramisu recipe...
It seems to me that everyone I know is looking more and more towards comfort food , whether in the f...
Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping extravaganzas are both over. Th...
The first winter break home from college was the first time I ever made Thanksgiving dinner for my f...
I grew up eating homemade pizza and pizza from very good local pizzerias. Both were excellent, thoug...
Everyone knows the flu is absolutely no fun. In fact, from what I’ve heard it’s absolutely horrible this year. Actually, there are several types of flu going around that are quite scary- one was more respiratory while the other was gastrointestinal. What’s really bad is that both came earlier than the normal flu season this year, indicating that there’s likely ... Read More »
Recently, my husband re-connected with an old college friend he hadn’t seen in years. As it turns out, when they reconnected many of their mutual friends wanted to have a small reunion. That led to a dinner invitation extended to not just the guys but their growing families, as well- and a very special take-home gift for me: olives from ... Read More »
The flu is hitting a lot of people hard right now. On the local news here in Chicago, we’ve been told that area hospital emergency rooms are swamped with people being treated for the flu- heavy coughing and sneezing that they just can’t shake off without medical attention. And flu season hasn’t even officially begun. In our house, we’ve ... Read More »
It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since we started working on the Ramadan Recipes app for iPhone and iPad. Batoul Apps, the super talented developers and technological brain behind the app, have done an amazing job to lay out the recipes I developed, tested and photographed. In the past year, we’ve been working on some updates, including the ... Read More »
I used to do a lot of traveling in the winter months- short escapes to warmer climates like anywhere in Florida or south of the border to Mexico. Coming from the Midwest, I was indeed a young snow bird of sorts. Sometimes I did it with the excuse of studying (i.e. taking intensive Spanish language courses in Merida, Yucatan Peninsula ... Read More »
I absolutely love sharing tips with readers. It is so enjoyable to pass on things I’ve learned from doing or things that have been passed down to me by those who were willing to share culinary knowledge, which I believe is incredibly valuable to any home cook. When I’m in the process of doing something, it’s exceptionally enjoyable to share ... Read More »
You might not think of salads as a winter time food, but actually this is one of my favorite times of year to enjoy them. Citrus is at its best in the winter, though it’s obviously not growing up here in the Midwest; it’s coming from wonderful groves in Florida, Arizona and California. You can find fragrant meyer lemons, oranges ... Read More »
Party season is well underway, whether you get into it or not. People are off work and ready to gather with family and friends to enjoy some great food. And almost everyone laments eating all that rich food and all those amazing cookies and other sweets that seem to find their way on your plate– even if that plate is ... Read More »
I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it’s through the gathering together of a community or our small family meals we need to be there for one another and offer support, a lending ear or ... Read More »