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Cookies bring impromptu lesson in geometry

May 28, 2014 I’m a stereotypical journalist in that math isn’t my strong suit. I’m definitely a words person, not a numbers person. more »»

Shrimp tacos in less time than takeout pizza

May 21, 2014 What I really wanted was pizza. But I was too lazy to drive down to the pizza shop to get it, and they only deliver if you order $40 or more. And as much as I like pizza, that’s a lot of pizza. more »»

Bee sting parfait

May 21, 2014 Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 2 2 tablespoons slivered almonds 2 tablespoons grated coconut, large flakes if available 2 tablespoons honey 1 banana, diced 1 pint vanilla ice cream Heat the... more »»

Tomatoes and balsamic vinegar in ice cream? Yes!

May 21, 2014 Coming soon to a freezer aisle near you — balsamic vinegar ice cream. Plus, hot sauce ice cream. And maybe even tomato. more »»

Slow cooker isn’t just for winter

May 20, 2014 If you take a look around (and ignore the mild temperatures and rain that the spring has given us this year), summer time is just around the corner. more »»

Serve DIY desserts with cheesecake parfaits

May 14, 2014 Now that spring has arrived, it is time to start thinking of some refreshing desserts to tempt the palate. more »»

Slow-cooker sauce gets thumbs-up

May 7, 2014 I write often about using my slow cooker for ease of preparing meals while I’m off to work all day (not to mention that it never hurts to have just one pot for cleaning!) Spaghetti sauce, though, is... more »»

A forbidden take on a healthy rice pudding

May 7, 2014 Speaking as a mom and a chef, let me assure you — one of the nicest things you can do for Mom on Mother’s Day is cook for her. Something sweet is best. more »»

Tart that’s part quiche, part lasagna

May 7, 2014 Lasagna isn’t typically associated with Mother’s Day, but it is the dish that inspired us this year as we searched for a fresh way to offer Mom a delicious brunch. more »»

Delicious things can happen when you lose the lime

May 7, 2014 The Associated Press The cost of limes this spring has skyrocketed, pushing the price of some of our favorite summer sips to levels that could break the bank. more »»

Mexican doesn’t have to authentic to be good

April 30, 2014 As prevalent as Mexican food is today in American culture, it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always that way in the Midwes. more »»

Colorful cookies a sign of spring

April 23, 2014 This time of year, colors are everywhere. more »»

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

April 23, 2014 As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband’s taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. more »»

Berry season pops with tons of flavor

April 16, 2014 With spring in the air and summer not far behind, it won’t be long before we are in the height of berry seaso. more »»

Grape salad is love at first bite

April 9, 2014 It’s a rare recipe that becomes an instant classic — a dish that’s so tasty people ask for the recipe immediately and one that you can picture yourself serving at family functions for years to come. more »»

A new way to dress up chicken

April 2, 2014 When watching what you’re eating and trying to lose weight, a lot of times chicken becomes a go-to dish. However, after a while, chicken can become boring and predictable. more »»

Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for two

April 2, 2014 By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. more »»

Fudge tastes like childhood treats

March 26, 2014 What to prepare for my next featured Tribune Cooks recipe? That was my dilemma. I had no doubt that it had to be some sort of sweet treat. more »»

Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for Easter dessert

March 26, 2014 Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it’s hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy. more »»

‘Twice-baked’ and ready to party

March 19, 2014 In a my last food column, I wrote about the comforts of meatloaf and twice-baked potatoes on cold winter days. more »»



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