| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have hot flashes. What is the best herbal supplement to help with that? Are there any home remedies for UTIs (urinary tract infections)? And finally, what can my daughter do for bloating during her monthly cycle?— H.T., Denver,...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this sweet breakfast muffin with a streusel topping. For a less conventional (but equally delicious) twist, try the basil variation. The hint of basil complements the fruity berries wonderfully....
| May 23, 2013
| 5:36 PM
DEAR SOS: El Tovar restaurant at the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges serves a wonderful cherry tart with pistachio nuts. I would love the recipe and hope you can get it for me.
DEAR KAREN: What an interesting tart this is--especially its...
| Apr 25, 2013
Olive oil pancakes
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: To make lemon honey, combine one-fourth cup honey with one-half teaspoon lemon zest in a small saucepan. Steep the honey for several minutes over low heat and strain before using. Spanish...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In Florida, we share a history of bad dinner guests. You may not have had personal contact with Katrina, Ivan, Wilma, Charley, Frances and their buddies who blew through in recent years, but it's likely you know someone who did.
When hurricane season...