Creamy, loaded with protein-rich beans and heart-healthy olive oil, what's not to like about hummus? For those looking to swap out their chips and dip for something healthier, hummus is the perfect answer. It pairs well with raw veggies or whole grain bread for an ...Read more
In my best-case scenario for celebrating an anniversary, I imagine an intimate seaside resort with lush landscaping, waterfalls and beach lounges that call out your name. A small stretch of beach might give the impression you are on your own private island. Warm breezes accent the mesmerizing ocean waves as you sip your favorite cocktail.
The ...Read more
There's no time like All Hallows Eve to bake a festive batch of pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies. For bigger hits of chocolate goodness, use chopped bittersweet chocolate in place of the chips. And hold on to the leftover pumpkin puree -- it's yummy stirred into your morning oatmeal or yogurt.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
The gluten-free cupcake had become my nemesis. Cupcakes are a household favorite, and not having this in our recipe binder made not only my kids sad, but me as well. Maybe not sad, but more disappointed. However, several failed attempts at making both vanilla and chocolate gluten-...Read more
A phenomenal classic Caesar salad is sort of like a unicorn -- they are both rare and elusive -- but a really good Caesar salad is much easier to find than a unicorn. The tools and ingredients needed to make an exceptional Caesar salad can be found in almost every kitchen, and the techniques...Read more
Buttery and slightly sweet, hazelnuts are one of the most delicious treasures of Oregon. Family-owned hazelnut orchards -- nestled between the temperate sweet spot of the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains -- completely capture the beauty of the Pacific Coast. It's the last, but certainly not least of the eight regions that I feature in my ...Read more
The health claims about juicing seem too good to be true: lose weight, cleanse toxins from your body, cure or prevent illness. Unfortunately, science doesn't back up those claims. But that doesn't mean drinking a fresh glass of fruit-and-veggie juice is a bad idea.
While watching the election unfold on TV, I can't think of anything I would like better than diving into this comforting dessert. Instead of biting my nails as the night goes on, I intend to dip my spoon many times into a luscious bread pudding.
Served in souffle dishes, in individual ramekins or in a shallow baking dish, bread puddings are ...Read more
Perspective: A Driver's TalePeter Kerestur
Perspective (A driver’s tale) is an inexorable product of the modern democracy in its present decline and metamorphosis into yet another monstrous police state, The pen is sometimes vitriolic, never apologetic, always striving for objectivity and reason, and the language at times effusive,...
Apples and blue cheese are quite the perfect pair in this salad recipe that is tossed with a tangy cider-vinegar dressing.
Apple & Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese
Serves 5 (about 2 cups each)
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ...Read more
For many years, we had always hosted the neighborhood Halloween Party. On the night of Halloween, everyone showed up in costume to chow down on big vats of homemade chili, corn muffins, and slaw or large trays of baked ziti, Caesar salad and garlic balls along with some sort of ...Read more
My days of trick-or-treating may be far behind me, but that doesn't mean I'll be spending Halloween without a sweet treat or two. I've got something far better than mini candy bars. It's a sweet and salty party mix that includes all the high points of this sugared-up holiday. ...Read more
Jackfruit is a very large fruit -- weighing up to 80 pounds -- in the Mulberry family, native to South and Southeast Asia. It's the national fruit of Bangladesh and grows well in tropical lowlands. Jackfruit is sweet when ripe and is regularly eaten raw or made into ...Read more
All of us are all watching our spending these days, so when you can make up a main course soup that is this delicious and inexpensive it is worth celebrating.
White beans, an array of garden vegetables and stale bread are the cornerstone ingredients in this peasant Tuscan vegetable soup. Stale bread is a staple in Tuscan cooking and a clever ...Read more
In this budget-friendly salmon recipe, canned salmon tops lentils, carrots and celery -- ingredients you probably have on hand already. Fiber-rich lentils come in a variety of colors and they typically cook faster than dried beans, so they're a great choice for a fast weeknight dinner.
Quick Lentil Salmon Salad
Serving Size: 1 1/2 ...Read more
Apple pie, apple crisp, apple turnovers, apple tart, apple sauce, apple cider -- it's the season for apples. I can't think of a better way of enjoying it other than by baking with apples. Who doesn't love a classic apple pie this time of year?
They're worth making from scratch -- ...Read more
As cooler weather settles in, the craving for something warm and gooey becomes fierce. Here's the solution. These melts, stuffed with chicken, cheddar and apples, bring together some of the best flavors of the season to satisfy that craving. They're hot and toasty and made in one big batch ...Read more
If you talk to pesto purists, they'll always say that basil, pine nuts and pecorino Romano are essential ingredients to this herby and nutty delight. While I'm all for sticking to the classics, I also love to change things up according to what's in season.
This easy pesto has a base component that will drive you crazy (in a great way) and lead ...Read more
Noodle "puddings" are popular side dishes that also double as slices of soothing comfort. Here, egg noodles are baked in a savory egg custard and usually served warm. While this is often served on Jewish holidays, and especially on Break the Fast dinner after the conclusion of Yom Kippur services, it is equally at home anytime as ...Read more