Le Dutch Oven: A Great Investment in Your Kitchen

Have you ever thought about the kind of cookware you have in your kitchen? Is it mostly aluminum? Cast iron? Teflon?  Are you a stickler...

The Quickest Fruit Compote Isn’t Just For Dessert

If you're anything like me, you buy a whole bag of apples with the intention of providing healthy snacks for yourself and your family...

Olives Plus Oranges Equals…Brownies?

How I finally got around to making Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownies, a recipe I found at the Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona.

Healthy, Inexpensive Breakfast Served Up in No Time

How to Create a Simple, Healthy and Inexpensive Breakfast When You're in a Hurry

Tuna Burgers | Quick Lunch, Easy Dinner

Tuna or salmon patties are a quick and healthy way to feed yourself and your family when you're short on time.

Duck Fat in a Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese Sandwich?

Ok, I know this isn't the most exciting notion of a sandwich, but scroll down and see the pics of this creation and you'll...

A Sundae to Ease into Sunday

I could find no better excuse than simply the need to 'ease' into Sunday with this perfect Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Sundae

Savory Spinach Phyllo Pie (Borek)

How I learned to serve a quality brunch for two without spending all morning in the kitchen

To Roast a Duckling

How I reclaimed a duckling's reputation- with the help of Julia Child, of course.

Keeping Warm, French Style

What Julia Child taught me this winter....

King Arthur Flour Comes to Chicagoland

Scanning through the local paper can prove to be a rewarding endeavor for the thrifty cook these days. I found myself lucky to see a tiny...

French Breakfast to Go: Toasted Bread with Créme Frâiche and Jam

In a rush to get out the door in the morning, it's often difficult to make something portable, easy to handle and tasty, all...

Update on Cabot Cheddar Cheese (Halal)

In response to the message posted from Jen at Cabot (in my original post about Cabot's Cheddar), I just wanted to make a special post...

Cabot’s Halal Certified Cheddar Cheese

Shopping at Costco is both exciting and overwhelming. I always worry that I'll miss something and equally worry that I'll buy something in my...

Halal Tamales

I owe my husband the credit of pursuing the creation of this totally dhabiha (meat slaughtered in the Islamically correct way) halal chicken tamale....

My Cleaning Tip on Ehow.com

I've had so much success in my kitchen with this tried and true method of removing food after frying and cooking in other ways...

Stuffed Tortellini Recipe Gets a Halal Substitute

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...

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Sauté: My Recipe in Cooking Light Magazine That Started...

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...

Making Homemade Yogurt Has Never Been Easier

I was attracted to the book, French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mirielle Guiliano, not because I wanted to...

Processing Summer Garden Tomatoes

Just as soon as spring approached, we began contemplating what to plant in our summer garden. The consensus was that we wanted plenty of...