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There’s nothing like homemade sauce

October 31, 2012 It’s true I was born of parents mostly of Italian heritage. My mother-in-law also is Italian-American. more »»

Pies make good use of autumn produce

October 24, 2012 By SARAH SEPANEK Tribune Chronicle This time of year, everyone is trying to squeeze as much autumn splendor as they can into every part of their day. Pumpkin everything. Apple everythin. more »»

Pumpkin brings fall flavor to pork, casserole

October 17, 2012 With the leaves changing color, fall is gorgeous. It’s also gourd-eous. more »»

Cooking with ‘love and passion’

October 10, 2012 When Ottavio Musumeci moved to America 13 years ago, he had “zero” English. But at the time, all he needed were his skills as a chef. And maybe his wife, Bridget. more »»

Four women and a cake

October 3, 2012 Dianna Simpson and I have been friends since junior high and considering we’re both grandmothers now, that’s a very long time. more »»

Fall festivities

September 26, 2012 They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. When I was in college, I decided to put this to the test. more »»

Ricotta pancakes a piece of, well, you know

September 19, 2012 Any time I go out of town, I try to sample some local delicacies. Every place has its own signature take on the most basic foods, or offers something completely different you’ve never seen before. more »»

Dad’s zucchini makes perfect bread

September 12, 2012 There is nothing better than plucking home-grown vegetables out of the garden and using them to prepare one of your favorite treat. more »»

Chicken dish shows off grill skills

August 29, 2012 Just because Labor Day is looming, that doesn’t mean it’s time to put the grill away until next year. There should be plenty of grill-worthy days over the next couple months. more »»

Stock doesn’t pay off, and other plants that didn’t work

August 29, 2012 Last week, I talked about pleasant surprises in the garden — flowers popping up where they weren’t planted and plants that I thought were dead making a reappearanc. more »»

Orange chicken is a family favorite

August 22, 2012 It was at my wedding shower more than 40 years ago that I received a copy of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. It was the 1968 spiral bound edition, and it was the first cookbook I owned. more »»

Plenty of surprises pop up in summer gardening plots

August 22, 2012 Any given year, there are things that work in the garden, and things that don’t. more »»

Gardener learns that good fences make good gardens

August 15, 2012 If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my cottage garden this year, it’s the importance of fencing. For a lot of people, fencing helps keep out pests that like to nibble on garden goodies. more »»

Family, famed chef influenced career

August 9, 2012 Mark Canzonetta grew up around plenty of good cooks who influenced hi. more »»

First tomato of summer gives gardener a taste of victory

August 9, 2012 Is there anything that screams “summer” more than picking and eating a red, ripe homegrown tomato? It’s something I finally got to experience Monday after last week’s column complaining about how... more »»

Olympics inspire British treat

August 1, 2012 As my friends and family will confirm, I’m an Anglophile. I was up at 5 a.m. more »»

Stuffed pork chops not quite like Mom’s

July 25, 2012 Mom generally pan-fried her chops, and they always were delicious. However, I prefer to bake my chops in a 350-degree oven. I believe they are healthier and usually turn out less greasy that way. more »»

Buried in berries? Better bake

July 18, 2012 I’ve never looked a gift horse in the mouth. I’ll look wherever I have to, because I usually can’t afford to pass up a gift. I just say “Thank you, Mr. Gift Horse,” and send him on his wa. more »»

A midsummer gardener’s thoughts and musings

July 18, 2012 I worried that by going on vacation during the last week of June, I’d miss out on the best days of my garde. more »»

Making the most of farmers market finds

July 11, 2012 Most Saturdays in the summer, my day starts at the Howland Farmers Market. more »»



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