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Fish and chips a Lenten classic

March 11, 2014 If you live in the Mahoning Valley, chances are there’s a fish fry near you. During the Lenten season, churches and organizations all over take part in the no-meat Fridays by offering fish specials. more »»

The right sides can make the meal

March 5, 2014 Just as the right condiment can elevate any sandwich, the right side dishes can make the meal. more »»

Chocolate Haupia Pie: A taste of the islands

February 26, 2014 My daughter doesn’t bake. more »»

Risotto for the mushroom convert

February 19, 2014 Last summer, my husband, Jim, and I got hooked on “Master Chef. more »»

Recipe provides dinner and lunch

February 12, 2014 Every day you learn something a little bit different about yourself. Recently, I discovered that I’m a pretty good cook. This fact escaped me during my first 32 years of existence. more »»

Three cheers for quiche!

February 5, 2014 It’s that time of the year again when our busy schedules seem to taper down quite a bit. During the winter months, with the cold, snowy weather outside, I tend to hibernate in the warmth of my ho. more »»

Keeping comfy on cold winter days

January 29, 2014 Meatloaf and potatoes are the perfect comfort foods for a blustery January afternoon for two reasons. First, there is no other way to describe the combination but “yummy. more »»

Curl up with chicken and noodles

January 22, 2014 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s feasts are traditional indulgences that are hard to pass up. more »»

Veggie box provides culinary inspiration

January 15, 2014 As a 24th wedding anniversary gift, my mom bought my wife and me a Veg of the Month Box subscription from The Chef’s Garden. more »»

Perfect dish for a cold winter night

January 8, 2014 When you work a busy schedule, it is nice to have meals ready to toss in the oven to bake while unwinding. more »»

Ring in the new year with mousse

January 1, 2014 For our Christmas Eve celebration at my mom’s house last week, I made bread pudding to share with the family, using the Paula Deen recipe that’s my go-to for bread pudding. more »»

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

December 25, 2013 ’Tis the season. I love to take in the sights that remind me that Christmas time is here. But there is no mistaking the sweet fragrances that capture the magical essence of Christma. more »»

Cookies will put you on Santa’s nice list

December 11, 2013 Like most things in your Facebook feed, recipe posts offer an almost constant distractio. more »»

Cookies bring back memories

November 27, 2013 Oatmeal cream pies were always in my pantry when my kids still lived at home. Each night before bed, my daughter would have one with a glass of milk. It was her favorite bedtime snack. more »»

Extra casserole now saves time later

November 20, 2013 November and December are a whirlwind of activit. more »»

Don’t forget the pumpkin

November 13, 2013 When I think of fall, I think Thanksgiving. And when I think Thanksgiving, I immediately think “pumpkin.” Pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, pumpkin cookies ... more »»

Almond-crusted chicken a juicy dish

November 6, 2013 I never really understood why people like to pound chicken breasts to flatten them before cooking. I guess it’s supposed to make the meat more tender and possibly allow them to cook faste. more »»

Cronuts can live up to the hype

October 30, 2013 For the big cities, cronuts have already came, gone, and are inspiring nostalgia for the days when you stood in line for hours to get one of these delicious croissant-doughnuts at some trendy New... more »»

Marinade does the work while at work

October 23, 2013 It’s the challenge all working families face: trying to come up with something relatively quick, easy and tasty for dinner after a full day on the job. more »»

It’s not autumn without apple pie

October 15, 2013 The trees are starting to show their true bright colors, the days are getting shorter and the nights are turning cool. All these indicators can mean only one thing .. more »»



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