These caramel apples are all treat, no tricks

When you’ve been with someone as long as my husband and I have, you end up with a lot of running jokes. One of ours is how I always ogle the caramel apples in specialty shops and then never...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is rich, hearty and ready in 45 minutes

Do you ever give yourself kitchen challenges? Every now and again I impose a set of parameters on myself to see if I can bring a meal in at a certain cost, with a specified number of ingredients or...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Halloween at home? Here are some tricks for making treats with kids

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. That’s every child’s dream, right? No school the next day, so they can trick or treat, go to haunted houses and ... But this is 2020 – a year that feels as...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Bacon- and chicken-scented masks are here and, really, you shouldn’t be surprised

It was, perhaps, inevitable that food companies would see the masks that we’re wearing these days and envision them as blank canvases onto which they could project their brands’ advertising. To...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

How to make light, chewy, flavor-packed flour tortillas at home

Proficiency in Italian and counted cross-stitch are two things I thought I might learn during quarantine. I don’t know what happened to all those months, but I can’t speak Italian and I haven’t...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Maple syrup and dates add a healthful spin to baked apples

The autumnal aroma filling your kitchen as this dessert bakes will have you swooning well before its time to dig in. It’s an anticipation that makes eating it even better, priming you for the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Why making your diet part of your identity is bad for your health - and society

American dieters have a bad case of one-thing-itis. Every diet that has gotten traction in my lifetime, an unconscionably long time, has boiled weight loss down to one thing. Sure, the thing...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Sourdough tips and resources from a former skeptic

When the sourdough craze arrived in the spring at the start of our pandemic life at home, said sourdough was not for me, for now. At a time of unprecedented challenge – personally, professionally...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to make a family cookbook, filled with recipes from your favorite people

While the term “ambiguous loss” was coined by Pauline Boss in the 1970s, the phenomenon feels ever-present today. So many of us are suffering from the physical absence of loved ones and activities...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Gingery carrot-apple pancakes welcome fall with a subtle sweetness

These are not typical flapjacks with bits of apple and carrot mixed in for seasoning. Here, the produce leads the way with mounds of shredded green apple and carrot bound into tender, lightly...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Sugar adds more than sweetness to baked goods. Here’s what to know before you cut it.

In basically every baking recipe that uses it, sugar is doing so much more than providing sweetness. It’s an important component of the carefully designed chemical reactions taking place in your...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

A sweet potato and mushroom quesadilla-pizza mash-up that’ll surprise you

At first glance, you might not think that Jacques Pépin and Haile Thomas have all that much in common. He, of course, is one of the best-known chefs in the world, an 84-year-old Frenchman whose...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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