Breakfast factors in all our weekend plans. We happily travel for a great skillet of spicy eggs, tower of golden pancakes, platter of inventive French toast. I have my favorite spots all over the country from Jack's Wife Freda in New York to Biscuit Love in Nashville to Sqirl in Los Angeles and Milktooth in Indianapolis.
The family also enjoys ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- A joy of winter is that supermarket produce sections come alive with a wide range of oranges, varieties that stretch beyond familiar Valencias.
Think of blood oranges, with their showy red-orange flesh. Or pink-tinted Cara Caras. Or small, juicy mandarins.
"When it's cold outside, we have something nice and bright to look ...Read more
Just when it seems that all the possible varieties of trail mix have been exhausted, the clever elves at Keebler have come up with two new varieties of Elfin Mix, including Fudge Stripes Crunch. This mix combines a miniature version of their Fudge Stripes cookies with salted (but not salty enough) pretzels, caramel corn and candy-coated ...Read more
"Whiskey in a Teacup," the first book by actress/designer/entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon, is a charming mash-up -- equal parts memoir, cookbook and lifestyle advice.
The title is credited to Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea, who said that it was the combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women like "whiskey in a teacup." ...Read more
In the middle of winter, my mind and appetite often turn toward soup. A hearty bowlful feels warming and sustaining from the moment you see and smell it until long after it fills your stomach. And a big pot of soup simmering on the stove promises everyone in your home that delicious, satisfying food is on the way and guaranteed to put an end to ...Read more
Sorting through all the stunning foreign wines available to U.S. consumers to find the absolute best in a single year would ordinarily be a daunting task, ultimately coming down to a matter of personal preference in that sea of glorious wines.
My "Wine Talk" pick for 2018 import wine of the year is a superb Brunello di Montalcino from Tuscany...Read more
A stew usually means that pieces of meat or poultry are browned and then slowly cooked over low heat with some liquid. Vegetables are often added for additional flavor, and the long, slow cooking in liquid allows the meat to gradually tenderize.
Stews are best made with tougher cuts of meat, which means they are less expensive to prepare. That'...Read more
A simple marinade of soy sauce, lime, honey and garlic adds tons of flavor to salmon with ease. Just a few ingredients make this quick and tasty recipe perfect for a busy weeknight. Serve with brown rice or quinoa and a green salad.
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium ...Read more
Japanese eggplant has a melt in your mouth texture when it is cooked. It's long and narrow in shape, and the skin is much thinner than the standard eggplant you find in the grocery store; so there's no need to peel it. You'll find Japanese eggplant in most produce sections and definitely ...Read more
If there was ever a time to get excited about oatmeal for breakfast, it's now. This version is special. Cooked low and slow overnight, this warming bowl is finished off with a buttery brown sugar-cinnamon drizzle and a cream cheese icing swirl. Together, these toppings make for indulgent ...Read more
I've long been a firm believer that, when done right, homemade granola bars are superior to store-bought. You get more bang for your buck, you can tweak a recipe to fit your family's needs, and you don't have to worry about any of the unpronounceable ingredients often found in the packaged ...Read more
Why NOT to Renew Your Gym Membership This Year
1. Exercise really doesn’t help you lose weight; unless you do a LOT of it.
You almost have to be a professional loser. One study showed that women over 40 years old who do moderate exercise 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, will maintain their weight but they won’t lose weight.
2. ...Read more
When I see large, beautiful eggplants in the market, I think of one of my husband's favorite dishes, Eggplant Parmesan. It usually takes time to prepare. I created this quick version so we could have it more often. Cutting the eggplant into small pieces helps it to cook and absorb the sauce flavor in only 20 minutes.
-- Use a ...Read more
American pie is a sweet tradition -- apple, pumpkin, chocolate. But in Britain, pie is baked up savory -- pork, duck, chicken, pigeon, sausage, pork.
And how. Meat pie is packed right to the ridges -- no slick sauce or crisp carrot distraction. Heated, plunked on a pool of mashed potatoes and doused with mushy peas -- that's a meal that means ...Read more
Our favorite new appetizer recipe is one that relies on puff pastry, chicken sausage and Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. Check it out.
CHICKEN SAUSAGE IN PUFF PASTRY AND BAGEL SEASONING
Makes: about 24 / Prep time: 20 minutes / Total time: 1 hour
This recipe uses Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. The seasoning,...Read more
I ruined all my future potential for joy that first time I tasted Roquefort with Canadian ice wine.
I was on a trip with a then-partner in his home region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a wine-growing area just outside of Toronto, enjoying some time among the vines. I was a novice, with zero knowledge of wine fundamentals, so the tasting room ...Read more
Turns out airline food doesn't have to come in a snack-sized bag and doesn't have to stay on the plane.
Now folks can recreate some business-class meals with the new United "Polaris" cookbook, The Daily Meal reports.
But this isn't the peanuts and pretzels served in coach -- United Airlines shared an image of the cookbook featuring a recipe ...Read more
Miller Lite is officially allowed to say it has "more taste" than Bud Light.
But it shouldn't.
Yes, Miller Lite is the superior mass-marketed light beer. But it's not because it has more taste. It's because it has less taste.
Let me explain.
The question of "more taste" in light beer -- already an oxymoron of sorts -- garnered attention with...Read more
It's that time of year, when the tea leaves, crystal balls, Tarot cards and other psychic tools come out, and the predictions are made.
They are to be consumed with a giant flake of Maldon sea salt. Still, while wishful thinking seems to be the foundation for many prognostications from the food-and-drink universe, some are rooted in observation...Read more