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

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 ad in the Chicago Tribune about the King Arthur Flour...

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 in one. I came up with this very simple and...

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 for those who don't read the comments. Jen says that Cabot...

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 excitement for the variety and quantity that is not actually...

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. We met a Mexican woman, Mari, from the southern part...

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 that I just had to share the how-to. Click on...