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Super Bowl Party Mini-Sandwiches

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The Super Bowl is a time for football lovers and non-football lovers alike to come together over hearty, homestyle, sometimes Mexican- or Southern-the...

Ina Garten's Secret To Re-Heating

Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

Cook ahead of time and, days later, enjoy what you've made - or make the most of the family's leftovers - using this kernel of wisdom from The Bare...

"Pattern Recipes" -- The Cure for America's Cooking Crisis?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Buzzell

Michael Pollan has now decided that the American Food Crisis is actually the American Cooking Crisis. Why are fewer and fewer folks are preparing healthy meals from scratch?

How To Host a Brunch Party

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

No matter what time you wake up,  we've figured out how to do a festive, fun brunch with no more than a hour or so of work.

Cheap & Easy Cooking with Mom!!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EconomyBites

Nothing tastes better to me then a meal cooked with love by my mom or one of my fabulous grandmothers who taught me to cook, eat and pander for attention. Need evidence?

Resolved to Bake Bread

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

It was around this time last year that I baked my first loaf of no-knead bread. No, I wasn't the first. When, in November of 2006, no-knead bread was...

Eggplant Parm is not Just for Vegetarians

Nancy Cavillones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cavillones

Don't go out and buy pre-breaded, frozen eggplant slices, slap some cheese and sauce on it, then serve it up. You can do better than that. Much better. Here's a recipe for you.

Food Resolution Ideas For The New Year

Nick Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Evans

Sometimes a better strategy is to take on a few smaller resolutions that might give you a different outlook on life or just teach you a few new skills.

Too Busy To Cook?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, physician (pediatrics and medical genetics), artist, serious vegetarian home cook, mother of three active sc...

How to Cook a Goose

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

When I think of roasted goose, I think of the holidays of yore, when the only light was from the fireplaces and candles, and we were all living in tune with the rhythms of nature because there was no other way to live.

Roasting Chicken, Upside Down

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

There are a few elements that make this chicken fantastic, borderline addictive.

The Greatest Gifts

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wendy Gordon

There is no more precious a gift that a parent could give his kids than the family dinner ritual. This book gives not only every reason why, but every possible way how.

How to Make Italian Sausage

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

When I first married into an Italian Catholic family, I thought it was downright weird that they would wait to go to church at midnight, Christmas Eve, so that they could come home in the middle of the night and eat sausage.

A Spoonful of Chocolate Makes the Holidays Go Down

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

If you asked me off the top of my head what holiday dessert might be best suited to some chocolate-oriented tweaking, I'd answer very quickly: "gingerbread."

Birth of an American Cookie

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

America's first cookie recipe begins by telling you to scum the sugar. This gives you some small sense of how far the world has moved since 1796.

An Off-Duty Chef Cooks at Home

Michael Laiskonis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Laiskonis

People are curious, I guess, not just in what we chefs eat during our downtime, but also how we fit those meals into the odd, long hours we work. It's true: I cook at home nearly everyday.

Pumpkin, Pancakes, and You

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I had the idea to make pumpkin pancakes a while back, and eventually I got around to actually making them.

Canning My Fear of Canning Tomatoes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I feel inducted into a world where slowing down is necessary, and the reward is both a can of local tomatoes and a day spent in the kitchen with my mom.

On the Table: Farm Stands of New York's Hudson River Valley

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

My home away from home for my Hudson River Valley trip was the home of my brother-in-law Larry. Larry, who is also our Frog Commissary Director of Ope...

With Millions Hungry, Luxury Grates; The Canal House Cooks Re-Defined Luxury for Me

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Dining is a ritual, a spiritual act. And that luxury -- that lure and irritant -- reminds us of the rich variety of experience available to us, in the kitchen and so many other rooms.

Barely Legal Egg Salad & Bacon Wrap

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

This egg salad is awesome, and it makes great sandwiches even if you don't use the bacon.

(Home)sick Chicken Soup: Sancocho

Pascale Boucicaut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pascale Boucicaut

During my travels I enjoyed Sancochos, stews of protein and root vegetables that can be found in many parts of the Caribbean but that are especially delicious in Colombia.

On the Road: Farm Stands of the Hudson River Valley, NY

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

The Hudson River stretches 315 miles from the canyons of Manhattan to Lake Tear of Clouds in the Adirondacks Mountains. The area commonly referred to ...

Bucktown Apple Pie Contest Coming To A Belly Near You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fancy yourself an apple pie connoisseur? Whip up your finest creation and vie for the title, or just come to the Northwest Side with a few bucks and a...

A Harvest of Healing

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Why do we do it--garden--when it makes us sweaty, sore, and often cranky? By the end of the harvest season, our faces are red from cooking tomatoes an...