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Taking after Mom with pasta dish

February 23, 2011 Editor’s note:?Kelly Smith is filling in for Beky Davis this week. If there’s one thing I love to cook and eat, it’s pasta. Maybe it’s because of all those SpaghettiOs I devoured while growing up. more »»

No recipe required for Fowler cook

February 16, 2011 FOWLER — No need to measure. Or have a recipe, for that matter. When Mary Frances Sohayda got a call from the Tribune about her submitted recipe, she realized she didn’t even have it. more »»

Every girl needs a good brownie

February 9, 2011 There are a few things every girl needs. A little black dress. A friend she can call at 3 a.m. if she needs to (hi, Candy!). And a good brownie recip. more »»

Creamy pasta dish is no health food

February 2, 2011 I first tried this dish at a small Italian restaurant in Germany. It was a very creamy pasta with peas and white sauc. more »»

Soup is all layered up for winter

January 19, 2011 NILES — If you’re up for a challenge, the reward is worth it. There’s always the snow to shovel, making a clear path. There are the dishes to do, leaving a clean kitche. more »»

These mussels pack a punch

January 12, 2011 If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then there are some chefs out there who should be blushing. I am forever copying recipes — or at least attempting to. more »»

Leftovers become marvelous soup

January 5, 2011 Ham usually is the main course for Christmas dinner in the Gray household. But with all of the side dishes filling the table, no one ends up eating that much ham. That’s a good thin. more »»

Reintroducing Dad’s nut roll

December 22, 2010 My father, Clarence Thomas, was not a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, nor was he a cook. more »»

The verdict is in, and it’s tasty

December 15, 2010 Dinner’s in session, and the verdict is delicious. The jury was a photographer who is not a fan of broccoli. And the evidence? His plate of Creamed Broccoli Shells is clean. more »»

Lasagna dish is family favorite

December 8, 2010 Editor’s note: For this week’s Tribune Cooks, Chuck Profera, the Tribune Chronicle pressroom manager, has prepared a family recipe of his own invention and written about it and his experiences in th... more »»

Celebrating with cheesecake

December 1, 2010 Today, my little sister Ellen turns 27. I was a few months shy of turning 4 when she was born, and I took my responsibilities as a big sister very seriously. more »»

Tweaking some holiday favorites

November 24, 2010 Sometimes, during the holidays, cooks get the urge to try something new. more »»

Just in time for Thanksgiving

November 17, 2010 Everyone loves their turkey and gravy. And of course, family favorites are the pumpkin pie and candied sweet potatoes. more »»

Sauerkraut Medley is a family fave

November 10, 2010 AUSTINTOWN — Mariana Dumitrascu Grimes is Romanian. She’s becoming an American citizen. She loves Italy and its cuisine. Her Trumbull Cooks recipe is from Germany. more »»

No one-hit wonder here

November 3, 2010 I like food magazines. Currently we get Bon Appetit, Cooking Light and Food Network magazines, and my daughter gets Taste of Home. more »»

Putting to use the power of pesto

October 20, 2010 When I began growing culinary herbs, it was more for the growing and not necessarily for the using. more »»

Banana cake speaks for itself

October 13, 2010 WARREN?— Barbara Eschman’s mother bought her daughter her first cookbook when she was 8 years old. That was 1959, and Eschman still makes use of the “Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls. more »»

Pressure is on for the perfect stew

October 6, 2010 I recently became the proud owner of a pressure cooker. Folks, this is not your mother’s, or grandmother’s, pressure cooker. more »»

Cookies remain a family favorite

September 29, 2010 A couple of weeks ago, I was at a church dinner and ended up sitting with my uncle Bob Bolla. more »»

Trumbull Cooks: Southington cook banishes bland

September 15, 2010 SOUTHINGTON — Cherie Paisley can’t stand bland. Since she thinks just that about the taste of eggplant, she’s added a couple different ingredients to her recipe for eggplant parmesan. more »»



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