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  • If you can't stand the heat...stir-fry

    If you can't stand the heat...stir-fry
    With summer approaching, many home cooks are starting to feel reluctant about spending too much time preparing meals in a hot kitchen. Of course, on many evenings you'll probably just want to throw some fish or chicken or steaks or burgers on the grill....
  • Lighten up your grilling!

    Lighten up your grilling!
    People tend to think of January as the only time they usually make big resolutions to eat more healthily, lose weight, and get slimmer. But, as you might imagine, the start of bathing suit season actually brings a whole new round of resolutions. With...
  • Last-minute treat for the Fourth

    Last-minute treat for the Fourth
    It's the day before Independence Day, and you have no idea what you're going to bring to the party. Or maybe you're throwing the party yourself, and you suddenly realize you don't know what you're going to serve for dessert. The problem with most...
  • A summery uncooked sauce for sautéed shrimp

    A summery uncooked sauce for sautéed shrimp
    I always feel summer has well and truly arrived when the stalls of farmers' markets are brimming with beautiful tomatoes and big, bright-green bouquets of the fresh basil to go with them. You would have a difficult time to find an example of another duo...
  • Summer vegetables, Provence-style

    Summer vegetables, Provence-style
    Walk into any farmers' market right now and you'll be dazzled by the colors of summer: deep red tomatoes; green, red, and yellow bell peppers; purple or violet eggplants; bright green and golden zucchini. It's all I can do to stop myself from grabbing...
  • A taste of summer picnic food for midwinter

    In the depths of winter, it can often feel like summer and its many eating pleasures are a long way off. If you live in a colder climate than my home in Southern California, a glance out the kitchen window might reveal a picnic table covered in snow. Even...
  • Pork goes elegant for entertaining

    Pork goes elegant for entertaining
    Just over a month ago, you probably swore that you never wanted to cook another big dinner party again. The holiday season just has that ability to use up every last drop of our best intentions as hosts and hostesses. But, now that the exhaustion is...
  • What to serve for a side dish?

    "Potatoes or rice?" That's one of the most common questions home cooks ask themselves, or their families, when preparing stews or braises, those perfect dinner main courses for delivering warmth and satisfaction on a cold winter's night. With such...
  • A beautiful side that's so classic it's new again

    A beautiful side that's so classic it's new again
    Anyone who loves good food wants it to look good, too. After all, as I often like to tell people, we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths. Let's face it, though, too many vegetable side dishes look more than a little bit unexciting, like...
  • Double happiness for the Chinese New Year

    Double happiness for the Chinese New Year
    Gung hei fat choy! That's the traditional Cantonese greeting (roughly translated as, "Wishing you great happiness and prosperity!") heard in midwinter with the arrival of the Chinese New Year, a lunar holiday falling this year on Sunday, Feb. 10. In...
  • SERIOUSLY SIMPLE: Turn up the heat with sweet and spicy baby back ribs

    SERIOUSLY SIMPLE: Turn up the heat with sweet and spicy baby back ribs
    Marie Simmons has written more than 20 cookbooks on as many subjects. Her latest, "Taste of Honey" (Andrews McMeel Publishing), is the definitive guide for tasting and cooking with honey -- a full 40 varieties of it. The book includes tips for honey...