Roasted Root

Nothing Says Fall Like Root Vegetables

I generally don’t crave recipes with parsnips, turnips or sweet potatoes, but flip the calendar to fall and I’m glued


For the Love of Potatoes

I thought it was a fluke, a lucky find. Imagine 5-pounds of potatoes for just $.99. The regular price for

Lemon Bar

Lemon Perfection

Loyal readers will recall that I am fortunate to have a nearly unending free source of the most beautiful Meyer


One Last Summer Supper (Winner Announced)

Our friends at eMeals sent me the perfect menu for one last summer supper. Soon enough we’ll be fixing heartier

How to Make Breakfast a Required Subject

School time means new shoes and an unspoiled 64-pak of crayons (with built-in sharpener, too!). It also means getting back


Meatballs Make Meals Manageable!

Back to school means getting back into routines. Dinnertime can be hard with hectic schedules, but planning ahead and having


Meal-in-One Magic

No matter what you call it—hobo dinners, meal-in-one packets or fabulous-fun-with-foil—this is a real family favorite and kid-pleaser that gets

Iced Coffee

How to Make Perfect Iced Coffee

As a coffee lover, there’s one thing I just didn’t get until quite recently: iced coffee. What?! The idea left

Refresh Your Palate During Hot Summer Days

We love to feature quick and healthy meals from our resident dietician and best-selling author, Brenda Ponichtera, R.D. If you’ve

Serve Chicken Salad for a Great Summer Supper

My family loves when I make chicken salad. So I’m always on the lookout for really great recipes. Today I

Get Creative with Your Food Budget

I am excited to announce that our friends at eMeals are going to share some of their

Cole Slaw

When the Invitation Says Potluck

In case you haven’t looked at your calendar lately, it’s potluck and picnic season. And if you’re anything like me,


Holiday Gifts From Summer’s Bounty

If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time, you know we’re celebrating Christmas in July. And I’ve


On-the-Go Summer Fare

It’s hot, the kids are restless. Don’t set the table. Pack a picnic. It doesn’t have to be fancy. With


Granita: The Slushy for Grown-Ups

I can’t think of an easier or more refreshing dessert for a hot summer day than granita. Frozen and slushy,

Happy Food

Keep Your Kitchen Cool with These Recipes

As I write this, it’s a cool spring afternoon here in Southern California. But with summer looming, I know how


Dump the Chicken

It’s called Dump Chicken. And it’s genius. Here’s why: You dump chicken pieces and your choice of sauce into a 1-gallon


Salad: Summer’s Star

Salad is often categorized as a side dish. Especially September through May. But come Summer, salad becomes the headliner;

Chocolate Cake

Finish Off a Great Meal With Cake

There’s nothing like following a great dinner with cake. It’s like the exclamation mark on a meal. I love to

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent and SAVE

Today I want to introduce you to the idea of making your own laundry detergent. I know what you are