Kishka or kasha? Let my confusion lead you to a possibly newfound, yet old-fashioned delicious family meal. I was trying to remember the difference between the two. I hadn't heard either of those words in a while, not since my Hungarian grandmother used to whip up some Eastern European specialties decades ago.
I misremembered "kasha" being ...Read more
Rich in antioxidants, fiber and natural sweetness, this grab-and-eat fruit salad in a jar is the perfect make-ahead healthy snack. Enjoy it as a mid-morning refresher or a late-afternoon pick-me-up.
Adding nuts and seeds to your fruit will give this snack more complexity and make it a bit ...Read more
On some of summer's hottest days, dessert can run the risk of turning what should be a meal's crowning glory into the last straw. When the weather feels oppressive, who needs something overly filling as the final course?
Most of the time, we turn to the freezer for warm-weather desserts. Ice creams, sorbets and other frozen treats are proven ...Read more
The breaking news in the U.S. wine industry last week was the announcement that E. & J. Gallo of Modesto, California, had purchased Sonoma-based brand Souverain and the Asti vineyards from Treasury Wine Estates.
It was Gallo's second eye-popping purchase in the past couple of months. Gallo bought J Vineyards & Winery, best known for its ...Read more
This classic Provencal salad is said to originate in Nice, France. Many modern Nicoise-style salads include fresh grilled ahi tuna, but I prefer the imported canned variety packed in oil for a more traditional recipe.
Look for small, bright green beans for sweet tender flavor. You can also use fingerling potatoes and just cut them into thin ...Read more
This eastern North Carolina-style chicken barbecue recipe is vinegar-based, a far cry from the sweet tomato-heavy sauces from the western part of the state. Double the recipe to make a big batch that's perfect for game-day parties and potlucks.
BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Coleslaw
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes ...Read more
The local farmers market was filled with several varieties of stone fruit, rhubarb, strawberries and melons. Melons were everywhere: red, orange, green, white. I grabbed whatever I could carry, I couldn't help myself.
After washing, cleaning and cutting all of my veggies, I stared...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
Your eyes do not deceive you. This is breakfast that you can eat one-handed while walking to the bus stop, and it has just as much going for it as a bowl of yogurt with granola and fruit. In fact, it is a bowl of yogurt -- just in frozen popsicle form. Time to dig out those popsicle molds!
These snacks are vegan, require no baking and come together quickly in the food processor. But best of all, they taste like carrot cake! They're also made from whole ingredients (with just a teeny tiny drizzle of sugary icing on top), so even though they taste like dessert, they have enough ...Read more
I’m definitely not one to read the op-ed page. In fact, I don’t even read the newspaper. Okay, okay. In the interest of full disclosure, I might read my horoscope when I find the paper left on the kitchen counter by my husband. And on Sundays, I love to read the magazines inserted into the paper; things like Parade ...Read more
This is an easy, scaled-down version of the traditional Italian recipe, Vitello Tonnato (Veal in Tuna Sauce), using sauteed chicken instead of veal. It is a perfect dish to serve hot or cold.
The accompanying mayonnaise sauce has tangy flavors of capers, anchovies and tuna. The original recipe calls for fresh mayonnaise, which takes time and ...Read more
THE SKINNY ON OREO THINS
After all the advance media hoopla about new Oreo Thins -- styled as "the Oreo for adults," and "a thin, crisp, elegant take on the Oreo," all three varieties (regular, Golden and mint) turned up in stores last week.
Much ink has already been spilled over the cookie-to-filling ratio (it is alleged to be the same as ...Read more
Italy is most famous for its red wines -- Chianti, Barolo, amarone, valpolicella, it goes on. But it also produces some pleasing white wines that are less-known but very much worth trying. They're often lean and crisp, with lots of fruit flavors and hints of minerals.
Italian whites go well with shellfish, finfish, light chicken and turkey ...Read more
QUINOA READY WHEN YOU ARE
Road trippers, backpackers and cubicle dwellers will enjoy Quinoa Meal, a ready-to-eat dish from Cucina & Amore. The shelf-stable meal comes with a small serving of cooked quinoa, a flavorful mix-in plus a tiny spoon. The flavors: basil pesto, jalapeno and roasted peppers, mango and jalapeno and our favorite, artichoke...Read more
No child should go hungry, but 1 in 5 kids in America will face it today, according to the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Celebrity chef Art Smith (once Oprah's personal cook) snagged a $150,000 donation to the campaign from Philadelphia Cream Cheese by agreeing to share his most requested recipe: this version of traditional Hummingbird Cake.
It's ...Read more
No matter how much you love your kid, if you're in the middle of a long summer break, do you sometimes wish he or she could go and explore space for a while?
Google, NASA and the nonprofit educational organization the Khan Academy made that wish come true for children and parents everywhere. Camp Google is no farther away than the url: camp....Read more
Meat eaters face a special dilemma in summer. It's prime time for grilling, and for them the epitome of food cooked quickly over an open fire usually means a great steak, beautifully patterned and flavored with char marks and dripping with delicious juices.
But more and more, we're all being told to moderate our consumption of red meat for the ...Read more
First there was Nicolas Catena, who took the family winery in Mendoza to new heights when he brought in California winemaker Paul Hobbs to rock the Argentine wine world.
Then there was Hobbs himself, who left Catena and opened his own Mendoza winery, Cobos, to much critical acclaim.
The brilliant winemaker from Bordeaux, Michel Rolland, also...Read more
It's fun going out to eat! You can enjoy a delicious meal with someone special, with no worries about meal preparation and clean up. And we're eating out a lot these days; people spend 50 percent of their eating dollars on foods consumed away from home, in coffee shops...Read more