| Jun 18, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Think of Audrey Hepburn, and your mind will likely conjure up an extraordinarily elegant woman in a boat-necked black dress, huge sunglasses, gloves to the elbow, and a chic updo.
It's doubtful you'll picture a woman in jeans and T-shirt settling down in...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Sandwiches. They come in many variations and are a great option when you need dinner fast — or even to take with you, if you're having dinner somewhere else. Like a picnic. Your kid's soccer game. Sunset on the beach. You could argue that they're...
| May 22, 2015
Mix the passion chef Rick Bayless has for the cuisines of Mexico with his enthusiasm for serving it up at his many restaurants and on his TV series "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," and it's easy to see how that could never be contained in a handful of...
| May 29, 2015
| 1:49 PM
"Great Plains states are often referred to as 'flyover' country," writes cookbook author Summer Miller, "meaning there aren't many reasons to stop here and look around."
Miller's new book, "New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs,...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 10:09 AM
Q: I am looking for a pound cake recipe I originally got from my Grandma Rowe, who was the best baker in our family. She even won a newspaper recipe contest for her Jack Horner coffee cake in the 1970s. I also have letters written to her personally from...
| May 26, 2015
| 1:43 PM
In Italian cooking, the word "piccata," as in veal piccata or chicken piccata, stems from an old verb, "piccare," not much used today, meaning "to prick," as with a pike or sharply pointed stick. (Medieval meaning, rather gruesome.) Perhaps the sharp tang...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Family is all about give and take. Also give and take back, if you can find the receipt and the gumption. We specialize in scorned gift.
So before Mother's Day, I gathered the family and confided my hopes: a high-tech thermometer.
I unwrapped a...
| May 25, 2015
| 12:30 PM
With this spaghetti squash and meatballs recipe, you can reduce the carbohydrates and increase the vegetable servings by skipping pasta and serving the Italian-seasoned turkey meatballs and quick, homemade marinara sauce over thin strands of cooked...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 10:27 AM
G. Franco and Margaret Romagnoli brought real Italian cooking to a national audience in the mid-1970s with their public television series "The Romagnolis' Table." The show sparked a number of cookbooks and three Boston-area restaurants.
| Jun 3, 2015
| 4:43 AM
Is there a more beautiful harbinger of summer than the strawberry?
Heart-shaped and crimson, these green-topped gems are one of our most-beloved fruits.
Unless, of course, you're a baker.
"Strawberries are the bane of my existence," says Dave...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 11:23 AM
Grilling has traditionally been the domain of men.
Why? Who knows.
Blame the cavemen.
It really doesn't matter. In any case, ladies, here's a summer 2015 resolution: It's time to master the grill.
A recent survey by Applegate, an organic and...