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Pasta dish wins over family and friends

September 7, 2011 Like many cooks, I like growing my own vegetables and herbs. One thing you will always see in my garden is an abundance of fresh basil, tomatoes and bell pepper. more »»

Taste of Home Cooking School tickets going fast

September 7, 2011 WARREN — The annual Taste of Home Cooking School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. more »»

Family favorite for all the right reasons

August 31, 2011 Chicken stir-fry is always a family favorite. For the hubby, it’s just because he likes the taste. more »»

One last hurrah for the grill

August 24, 2011 Last weekend, some pretty nasty storms ripped through the area, leaving my front porch a mess of sticks and assorted sticky seed thingies from a nearby tree. more »»

Farmers market inspires recipes

August 17, 2011 For those who like to cook and those who like to eat, this is the best time of year to be in Ohio. more »»

Cooking not a chore for Howland woman

August 10, 2011 HOWLAND — Tina Chinchic’s kitchen is open — for conversation. Stools on one side of a counter invite guests to sit and take in the sights and smells of her cooking — chicken marsala today. more »»

Grilled chicken recipe offers options

August 3, 2011 Trying to decide what to make for both dinner and to feature as my Tribune Cooks recipe was not the easiest decision on a hot and humid afternoon. more »»

Finding recipes in our own backyards

July 27, 2011 When I was still a young homemaker, I discovered local cookbooks. more »»

Internet search yields tasty results

July 20, 2011 When I want to find a recipe, I usually go to, type in the ingredients I have at home and cross my fingers that I will find something that interests me. more »»

Homemade, homegrown and delicious

July 13, 2011 Homemade and homegrown describes Dottie Fogel’s recipe for this month’s Trumbull Cooks feature. It kind of describes the cook, too. more »»

Summer sun, picnics, potato salad

July 6, 2011 I love summer. I love the hot weather, the sunshine, and I even love the muggy, humid days that make my curly hair frizz. And with summer comes summer picnics, and I love summer picnics. more »»

Fired up about grilling

June 29, 2011 It’s time to dust off the grill, break out the charcoal and fill that propane tank. In other words: It’s barbecue season. more »»

Shells: Easy, Italian and delicious

June 22, 2011 Pasta and sauce is a family favorite in my household. Throw in some mozzarella or ricotta cheese, and you have a definite winne. more »»

Making the most of garden’s bounty

June 15, 2011 They’re coming. In a month, or maybe even a few weeks. Soon, everyone will be inundated with them, and we will be powerless against their deliciousness. more »»

Meal tastes like summer

June 8, 2011 After spending the last couple of years throwing charcoal into the shell of an old gas grill, I finally got around to buying a decent charcoal grill. more »»

Gigi’s Soup gets goodness into grandkids

June 1, 2011 NILES — “How do you like it?” he asks about the cheesecake. “It’s good. You don’t like it?” she frets. “I love it,” he says, leaning in close. more »»

Jazz up your burgers this summer

May 25, 2011 Summer means two things to me: Cleveland Indians baseball and grilling. As soon as the temperatures top 50 degrees, I start itching to get outside and cook something. more »»

Picnic perfect

May 18, 2011 Long before I knew what a proper English Trifle dessert should be, I was taking punchbowl cake to summer cookouts and picnics. My mother made the dessert back in the 1980s. more »»

California cook at home in Ohio

May 11, 2011 “Ahhh. This smells so good.” Dana Stevens is sauteing vegetables in her kitchen with the bright yellow walls. more »»

A new twist on an old favorite

May 4, 2011 This time of year, I look for recipes that I can put together in a few minutes. I’d rather spend my time outside than inside, and I don’t always want to cook on the gril. more »»



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