March is the ideal time to pack-up shop and get away. Winter is supposed to be over, but somehow it feels like it's just getting worse. Unfortunately, some of us are no longer in a stage of life where taking a week off to drink tequila is acceptable or mandated by university scheduling.
Alice's hands are dirty, and she loves it. She's spent the last 15 minutes rolling rich, luscious chocolate truffles. The secret ingredient is homemade caramel, one of the many things she's learned to cook at the new San Francisco Cooking School.
Dinner is the perfect storm at my house. There's my preschooler who brings new meaning to the word "picky" on a regular basis. Then there's my toddler, who will eat just about anything as long as she can smear equal amounts of her meal into her shoulder-length hair.
A new cooking show is vying for a slice of the prime time audience on network TV: ABC's The Taste. However, despite all the proclamations, The Taste and the culinary approach it promotes stay safely within the mainstream.