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Pulled pork great for the sidelines

August 28, 2013 It was “tailgate” day for my 10-year-old son’s youth football team, and it was my turn to bring a “main dis. more »»

Bolognese sauce is worth the wait

August 21, 2013 For this edition of Tribune Cooks, I almost made cronuts — the red-hot pastry of the moment that barely has a chance to cool on NYC bakery shelves before lines of patient dessert hounds snatch them... more »»

Local is better, especially in August

August 14, 2013 Running through Saturday is 30 Mile Meal Restaurant Week, designed to showcase what local farmers produc. more »»

Favorite sauce is multi-tasking

August 7, 2013 Long ago in the 1980s, before Jeff Smith, a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet, fell from grace and was still producing his cooking programs on PBS, we watched him pretty regularly. more »»

French cookie is tricky, but worth the effort

July 31, 2013 I’ve become something of a scientist in the kitchen lately. more »»

Oreo bars a chocolatey treat

July 24, 2013 When I started looking for something to make for my next Tribune Cook article, my attention kept wandering in the direction of things involving pudding. Desserts. Parfaits. Cookies made with puddin. more »»

Slow-cooked ribs an easy family favorite

July 17, 2013 I had never thought about making ribs in the slow cooker, but for those of you who have read my cooking column before, you know, after a long day at work, I have come to rely heavily on the slow... more »»

What to do with watermelon?

July 10, 2013 When it’s my turn for Tribune Cooks, unless I have some brilliant inspiration, I try to use whatever is lying around the hous. more »»

This fish is delish

July 3, 2013 Like most people, I try to keep my email inbox from being cluttered with old emails, with marginal succes. more »»

Giving in to chocolate temptation

June 26, 2013 Often in the early morning before anyone else in the house is awake and everything is quiet, I make a cup of tea and browse the Interne. more »»

Back from the dessert desert

June 19, 2013 Going gluten-free seven years ago wasn’t as much of a hardship as I had initially though. more »»

Honey makes cheesecake tastier

June 12, 2013 I was excited to hear that the Tribune Cooks were going to share a common theme for this round of recipes — honey — but I was unsure as to how I would approach this challenge as honey is not... more »»

Honey is great in baked beans

June 5, 2013 With my deadline quickly approaching and faced with this spring’s Tribune Chronicle “great honey challenge,” I had been reading with great interest my co-workers’ stories using this ingredient. more »»

Honey sweetens chicken and waffles

May 29, 2013 Though I?rarely fall into the Food Network trap, sometimes a glimpse of their oft-zoomed-in-on mouth-watering yet terribly bad for you All-American fare catches your eye ... more »»

Savory honey dishes make for sweet meal

May 22, 2013 When features editor Mary Beth Wyko first proposed a round of honey-themed recipes for Tribune Cooks, I was stumped. I like honey. more »»

Honey makes everything sweeter

May 15, 2013 When it was revealed to us that the Tribune Cooks recipes this month were to contain a common ingredient, honey, I knew this would be a challenge. I seldom use honey. more »»

Sweet family’s sweet muffins

May 8, 2013 Not long ago, my grocery store of choice stopped carrying my favorite gluten-free breakfast bars. I liked to take these fruit-flavored bars to work to have for a late-morning snack. more »»

No-bake recipe is easy as pie

April 24, 2013 There were just two days to go until my cooking story deadline, and not only did I not have something written, but I didn’t have anything to writ. more »»

Pot pie sliders make use of muffin pan

April 17, 2013 If there’s anything I like, it’s using one thing for, like, 10 things. It isn’t just a phone, it’s a camera / computer / game console / TV / calculator and so on. more »»

Buy me some Cracker Jack cheesecake

April 10, 2013 A couple of years ago, my Tribune Cooks assignment fell the Wednesday before opening day of the baseball season, so I created hot dog recipes inspired by the Cleveland Indians. more »»



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