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February 21, 2018

Sometimes it is fun to swerve from the typical evening-meal lineup toward breakfast for dinner. And by breakfast, I don't mean Froot Loops — but a hearty, diner-style meal instead.

This recipe touches all the bases. For starters, there are crisped potato pancakes, with your choice of grated…


Choco­late treat ‘crushes it’ on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2018

I have been making some variation of these chocolate haystacks for years now, and whenever I do, I feel a little sly because they are unexpectedly simple — and more healthful than they let on.

A melt-in-your-mouth chocolate confection with a cookielike crunch, the haystack comes across…


The key to hearty homemade granola

February 07, 2018

I have been a fan of homemade granola for as long as I can remember. I literally grew up with it as my mother made it way before it was a trend to do so.

When I was in college, I would pack big tins of her granola to take back to school with me. I would snack on it when I studied, and top my…


Lentil soup has quick fix you ought to know

January 31, 2018

When friends are down and out, a pot of soup can be the best medicine. For years, I have offered lentil soup as a panacea, not only because it is so hearty and rib-sticking, but because it easily satisfies vegetarians and carnivores alike. I know that a few key ingredients are all I need to have on…