| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Peanut Crusted Chicken with Carrot-Cucumber Salad (Recipe by Chef Justin Patrick Timineri) 4 medium skinless chicken breasts 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks 2 large cucumbers, seeds removed and cut into thin strips 1/3 cup rice wine...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Country Mullet Chowder 6 servings 1 1/2 pounds mullet fillets, skin off 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 10 1/2-ounce can of cream of potato soup 1 cup bottled clam juice or chicken broth 2 cups...
| Feb 22, 2013
Gingerbread, in its simplest terms, is a cake flavored with ginger and often molasses. In the Middle Ages, the cake was ornately decorated and even embellished with gold leaf. Today, we think of gingerbread as either a simple thick, dense cake or a cookie...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
By Cathy Pollak for Oneforthetable.com
I am one of those people who enjoys a mid-afternoon sweet snack with coffee. The cravings for something sugary seem to hit about 3 o'clock. I try so hard to be good, but I've stopped fighting it. I figure the...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Time: 6 hours, plus 24 hours brining
Servings: 12 (with leftovers)
Note: To make gravy, remove the turkey and set the roasting pan over two burners on medium heat. Stir 2 tablespoons of flour into 2 cups of cold water; whisk into pan drippings...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Mom's chocolate chip cookies
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Note: This recipe comes from my mother, who was a home ec teacher. It's the one she taught me and my sister, and our friends from high school -- all...
| Mar 30, 2013
Sometimes it's the simplest things that are the most confounding. Last year, right before Easter, I blogged about how to make a perfect hard-boiled egg. Basic? Yes. Popular? Very. This seemingly simple task received tens of thousands of page views.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:14 AM
Cat urine is an especially difficult contaminant to deal with, especially if it's a long-term problem.
I don't know what I'd do without Joe Ponessa, the Rutgers professor emeritus who, time after time, for as long as I have been writing this column, has...
| Mar 27, 2013
Easter baskets in this country burst at the seams with toothachingly sweet treats (we're looking at you, neon-colored marshmallow Peeps). But why not break from tradition and fill your holiday table with some Italian baked goods this Easter? They're sweet...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Harsh chemical cleaners can be terribly dangerous to your health and the environment. Give your cleaning routine an eco-friendly makeover with these 5 green cleaning tips. Your home will be super sanitized, and fresh, fresh, fresh!
First things first,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Fun fact: I got married at a chain restaurant.
During a six-month period when I lived in a Southern California suburb surrounded by giant, generic restaurants like Applebee's and Outback Steakhouse, my future husband and I developed an unexpected...