| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Dinner on a diet? It may sound tough but it's easy if you're prepared, even on a busy weeknight. Here are four suggestions to try, each clocking in at under 200 calories and under 15 grams each carbohydrates and fat per serving. Three of the recipes...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Here are two words about what dessert to bring to a picnic, cookout or any summertime gathering: bar cookies.
Bar cookies are easy to make. Who has time to bake tray upon tray of individual cookies?
Bar cookies are served in the same pan in which...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Brewskis and a hoagie or two may suffice for a run-of-the-mill picnic, but when the venue involves arias in the park or opera in the vineyards, picnickers yearn for slightly swankier fare.
Great music sounds even better when you have a nectarine...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Our sister publication, Maryland Family magazine, recently ran a four-week Kids' Cooking Club in which local chefs shared some of their favorite recipes that they love making — and eating — with their own kids.
Participating chefs were Gia...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
I started planning my Thanksgiving menu this week. While some may call this as obsessive, I prefer to think of it as organized. I bought green beans at Fred Meyer Sunday night, (before my wallet was stolen in the parking lot!! Grrr) and made the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:39 PM
One of my best memories of growing up is sledding down a snow covered hill on Fort Richardson with my parents two beagles running after us barking frantically. We’d, of course, put the dogs in the sled at one point–much to their horror. My...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Total time: About 45 minutes plus 1 hour, 30 minutes chilling
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
10 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups imported Italian mascarpone cheese
About 2 pints ripe...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Beets are one of summer's most vibrant vegetables. They're great in a salad, in a dessert or roasted on their own. They're also easy to prepare.
When selecting beets, you'll want to chose ones that are heavy for their size. Try to pick out the ones...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Once many years ago I came across a fish vendor at the farmers market with a whole tray full of beautiful fresh anchovies. On a sudden impulse, I bought them all. Real anchovies — the ones that have been packed in salt to last — are an...
| Jun 19, 2013
Once many years ago I came across a fish vendor at the farmers market with a whole tray full of beautiful fresh anchovies. On a sudden impulse, I bought them all. Real anchovies, the ones that have been packed in salt to last, are an essential flavoring,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Looking for a fast dinner option? Nothing beats salad. Mix and match based on a favorite ingredient, complementing with what you have in the fridge and/or cupboards. Check out these salad ideas that come together in an hour or less.
The first recipe...