RECIPE: Homemade Calzones

One of the first things I learned to cook really well was a calzone. I mean, could make delicious omelets and french toast and cereal, and all of my family’s recipes, but when I started to like cooking, the first […]

Recipe: Chicken Cordon-Bleu

Though I’m aware of how very close Thanksgiving Day is, I’m uncertain whether sharing my family’s traditional feast is relevant to the world at large. Our meal, which bears a precise resemblance to our Christmas dinner, consists of the usual […]

The Art of Cooking: SMOOTHIES

Smoothies are the delicious calorie-contentious alternative to the sweet treats we crave any time of year. The growing popularity of these frothy be verages has earned them a home on drive-thru and coffee shop menus alike, and rightfully so. Who […]

Recipe: Banana-Apple Bread

For years, my mother has made the same delicious banana bread from the same beloved Betty Crocker cookbook. The result, too, is always the same. With that small slide of butter across the first slice, the steam and aroma rising […]

Recipe: Beer Battered Apple Fries

The next big dinner with the folks is coming up, and I wanted to try something new. I looked in my cupboards and refrigerator for inspiration, but sadly, it was just before grocery shopping day. What I did see was […]

The Art of Cooking: Strawberry Harvest

As the cool weather drifts away and the heat of summer starts to settle in, one of the first things that come to my mind is the strawberry season ahead. This season brings fond memories for my family of early […]