In preparation for Mother’s Day, we’re highlighting a few items we think would make wonderful gifts for the mother or mother-type-woman in your life. We wanted to tell you about fashionABLE , a company that sells scarves made by women in Ethiopia who are being given a fresh start and a fair wage. We each have a
Congratulations to Shelley who has won the Harry and David gift basket. She says, “I love baking with my kids! We love to make plates filled with treats and deliver them to our friends.” Well Shelley, the table has turned. It looks like you’re gonna get some treats delivered to you! When it comes to
Who doesn’t know Harry & David?! When I was growing up I remember our family frequently getting boxes of Harry & David fruit at Christmas–crisp apples, tender pears, and juicy citrus. A few weeks ago I got to visit the place where all that succulent fruit comes from! I was part of a Harry &
Obligatory old school photo of mom, Sharon, and me. I don’t care what my future children look like so long as they have Sharon’s legs. Please pardon our delay in announcing a winner. Maggy’s been on vacation and I’ve been in FL helping my parents move from their home of 35 years to a retirement
Pardon our delay in announcing a winner. Maggy’s been on vacation, and I’ve been helping my parents move to a retirement facility from their home of 35 years. Our winner is Yvonne D. Congrats! Last Friday I was invited to visit Redwood Hill Farm, a family-owned and operated goat farm in Western Sonoma County, California.
UPDATE: Our tagine winner is Erica who said if she won she’d invite her inlaws… “maybe this will win them over..;). ” With your personality we’re certain you’ve already impressed them, Erica, but we’d love to hear how they like your tagine dinner! I’m a no-nonsense cook. Don’t try to sell me a special pot if
For the last several years my friend, Chuck Andreae, and I have donated a dinner to benefit our church’s youth group. He’s in charge of wine, I take care of the food, and people pay a tidy sum to attend. Each year there’s a theme. When I found out that our dinner fell on March
A few weeks ago I was lying low at home while I kicked a nasty 24-hour bug. Relatively helpless on the couch, I browsed through my Netflix queue and stumbled on the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” As with 94% of films, this movie is pretty extreme. Australian producer, director, and star of the
Congratulations to Mandy, BreAnn, Grace, Amber, and Tammy, the winners of this competition! If I had just checked the mailbox earlier on Lent Eve I would have seen Ree’s new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, sooner. It arrived the night we’re supposed to empty our flour and sugar bins and use
Mom and I made Ree’s doughnuts on Monday afternoon. We each enjoyed exactly one but knew we couldn’t be trusted with a whole tray of these babies in my apartment. Even if we hid them, the smell of freshly fried doughnuts would permeate the house. So we piled them onto a baking sheet, covered them
Update: Congratulations to Julie from Bananas for Bourbon, the winner of this giveaway. She likes her blue cheese in pasta sauce, on bread, and is hoping to incorporate it into Biscuit batter. Looks like she’ll get her chance! My sister-in-law, Liz, hosted us for dinner on Christmas Eve eve and served Stilton-crusted beef stew that
Update: Congratulations, Kris, the winner of this contest! Her Sunday Supper? ”I made one of our favorite dishes with ground lamb, onions, apricots, prunes, green beans, and noodles topped with yogurt and garlic. With a spinach salad it was perfect.” On the other hand, if the veal is dark rose, I know it’s been allowed
Update: Congratulations to Heather from North Carolina, the winner of this giveaway! Her favorite topping is “avocado and a roasted poblano pepper.” Well today’s the day. Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals is officially available, and we’re celebrating with another recipe and giveaway. I debated on which one to publish but last night as I
What do two racing horses, a handsome chef, and edamame salad have in common?