I'm so glad there was a request for this recipe. I mentioned it in my last post about the Viking Cooking School where I attended the "Lunch & Learn" that it was one of the recipes given, and I...
I'd heard of the famous dish "Imam Biyaldi" before, but never really knew what the hype was all about.  Being a Sicilian who also loves Turkish and other Mediterranean foods, I thought I had tasted just about every dish where...
One of the best things about other people traveling instead of you is that they usually bring back some lovely samplers of the local culture they've just visited. When my in-laws returned from Mexico recently, a beautifully wrapped box of...
How I finally got around to making Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownies, a recipe I found at the Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona.
How I learned to serve a quality brunch for two without spending all morning in the kitchen
How I reclaimed a duckling's reputation- with the help of Julia Child, of course.
I owe my husband the credit of pursuing the creation of this totally dhabiha (meat slaughtered in the Islamically correct way) halal chicken tamale. We met a Mexican woman, Mari, from the southern part of Mexico City who now...
Today I learned more about a renowned food writer, Marcella Hazan, than I had known before.  She appeared today on the Martha Stewart Show preparing a Tortelloni Stuffed with Swiss Chard, Prosciutto and Ricotta served with a heavy cream tomato...
If you're looking for a quick and easy dish that is bursting with flavor, check out my recipe for Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Saute, which appeared in Cooking Light Magazine last winter. I came up with it one night when I only had boneless...

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