It seems to me that people who love to cook at home often have two separate styles of recipes that they rely on. First come the everyday dishes that they make week after week for their family and any close friends who might drop by -- simple, straightforward, delicious food they can cook quickly and easily with minimal fuss. And then there are ...Read more
Although I missed about one third of my typical annual tasting regimen while recovering from knee surgery, over the course of 2019 I did manage to squeeze in dozens (more likely hundreds) of wines I would characterize as profound including two -- the ZD 2015 cabernet sauvignon reserve and the 2015 Castello Banfi ExcelsuS -- that I awarded a ...Read more
This is an intriguing one-pot chili made the Mexican way -- with cinnamon. It's perfect for two or a crowd for Super Bowl Sunday. Some like it hot, some not, but everyone loves chili. This recipe is mildly hot. Serve hot pepper sauce on the side for those who want to adjust the heat. I find the use of cooked chicken pieces in place of ground ...Read more
Coq au vin is a simple, rustic dish that translates to chicken with wine. Julia Child made this peasant dish famous on her cooking show and in her books. Some versions are made with white wine; others are marinated overnight with wine and vegetables and still other styles include sauteed winter vegetables.
A basic coq au vin is sauteed and then...Read more
Make this baked Buffalo chicken wing recipe at home to save calories compared to the same number of deep-fried wings. Serve with carrot sticks, celery and ranch (or blue cheese) dressing.
Soy-Lime Baked Buffalo Wings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours (including 1 hour marinating time)
1 cup lime juice
1/4 cup reduced-...Read more
Making your lunches ahead of time is a great way to save on time and money throughout the week, and as a result, you end up feeling super organized! At least, I do.
One of my go-to recipes for a grab-and-go lunch are these "Rainbow Wraps." They transport well in a lunch bag and will last ...Read more
Jalapenos might not be the first thing that comes to mind for cocktail-making, but nowadays they seem to be ever-present on cocktail menus. Their spicy bite brings a whole new element to your glass, adding warmth and heat to a sweet drink. Balance the heat with the juicy, tropical flavor of ...Read more
A no-bake cookie -- the kind made with oats, peanut butter and chocolate -- is a classic dessert. Mothers and grandmothers around the country regularly make this stovetop cookie, to varying results. I remember at least a few times eating failed no-bake cookies with a spoon because they never...Read more
My 7 Reasons to Resolve to Eat Low Carb in 2020
This is why I recommend you resolve to low carb it in 2020:
1. It lowers your cholesterol. Since 2002, more 20 human studies have been done that prove low-carb eaters lose more weight and that it actually leads to improved cholesterol results. Has your doctor been barking at you to get ...Read more
A new flavor and new messaging join the old standards hawked at tables outside supermarkets by enterprising girls as a new Girl Scout Cookie season starts.
Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, yeah, yeah, yeah, you probably know about those.
What's new? Lemon-Ups, what's on Lemon-Ups and the packaging around Lemon-Ups (and Thin Mints, Trefoils, ...Read more
People who eat a ketogenic diet love chaffles, and so do gluten-free eaters. What started as a trend for those who follow restrictive diets, however, has spread now to Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of members and Pinterest and Instagram boards by the hundreds.
What is a "chaffle"? The arguably unattractive name comes from the ...Read more
The pick: True Salt from the Sea of Cortez
Why it rates: Entrepreneurs Brian Pierce and Kelly Egan wanted to produce a better, cleaner salt with an all-natural, unrefined and environmentally friendly harvesting process. Their journeys took them to towns along the Sea of Cortez, where artisanal sea salt has been hand harvested for generations.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Students at the University of North Florida have a new ATM on campus that promises no over draft fees, or extra cheese fees, either.
The future of college late night cravings and dining has arrived at UNF where the campus unveiled its new 24-hour pizza ATM this semester.
If the UNF Osprey lifestyle wasn't saucy enough to ...Read more
My sister took me out for my first drink. It was great until we realized our bodies can't handle alcohol. We both flushed crimson from head to toe, then her heart began to beat too rapidly. That part was not great at all. And neither were the killer headaches the next day. Since then, we've learned we have plenty of fun drinking together without...Read more
Munchies, snacks, treats, whatever you call them, have them ready. For my late-night cravings, I stock a kitchen drawer with dark chocolate bars, spicy jerky, peanut butter protein bars and individual packets of spice cookies and nuts.
Better yet are the containers of spicy marinated cheese cubes and pickled eggs in the refrigerator. High in ...Read more
The promise of a grain bowl -- with vegetables arranged atop it as artfully as a wedding bouquet -- is one of a bright, beautiful future. But carelessly made, it can end up a slog of chewy, underseasoned filler. Better than tossing cooked and chilled plain grains with a dressing is to simmer the grains with enough seasoning to flavor them all ...Read more
Colorado food blogger Tieghan Gerard grew up in a big family, with six siblings. At 13, she began helping her dad prepare dinner, and within a few months she had taken over the cooking duties full time. She soon started creating her own recipes, and at 19 she learned photography and started her food blog, Half Baked Harvest. A few years later, ...Read more
Turkey stroganoff, an old Russian standby, can be made with turkey breast meat or leftover homemade cooked turkey. If you use cooked turkey, add about 2 cups at the end of the recipe. This will allow it to warm through in the sauce. The mixture of mushrooms, tomato paste and mustard gives the stroganoff sauce a tangy blend of flavors and a thick...Read more
I love making chili on the weekend during the winter months. It's a stew to warm up with, or take to work for a hearty lunch, or store in the freezer for an easy weeknight meal.
Chili is simple to make. Most chili recipes will start with a combination of onions, celery and peppers, ...Read more