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How to Roast a Whole Chicken – A Cooking Lesson Delivered by Smartphone

Last week I was racing around the Bay Area on college tours with @gregorytlee and having a very hard time getting a hot meal on the table every night. So I assumed you were too and put together a post with five quick and easy weeknight recipes. Well, little did you know that very same […]

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – My Daughter Bakes Her First Cake!

After requesting and receiving two baking cookbooks for her 14th birthday, my daughter immediately dove in and made a Banana Caramel Cake from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. Here’s the final result (photo by her brother @gregorytlee) and below that, a pictorial of the process: Click on any image below to see a revolving gallery […]

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International Food Bloggers’ Conference Santa Monica – A Few Nibbles to Whet your Appetite

After three days in beautiful Santa Monica at the International Food Bloggers’ Conference learning, listening, eating, drinking, walking and dreaming about food and blogging, I could write in depth just about the beauty of Michael Moore’s stunning dinner Saturday night or the crazy creativity of the local LA food bloggers’ dishes at an after-conference gathering, […]

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

For those of you who know me personally or read my blog regularly, you’ll know that it is nearly impossible for me to be wordless. But here’s my attempt using the photo caption as my cheat. (Sneaky of me, isn’t it?) Long Wordy Caption: Ready to get in the mood for Halloween and Thanksgiving? Add […]

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Braising Brisket – Perfect for Fall and Rosh Hashanah

To be honest, I was not really looking forward to fall – colder weather, school carpools and homework, waning daylight – and then I remembered how much I love braising. Braising is a cooking method that involves long slow cooking of various kinds of meats in some type of liquid. If you love your slow […]

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French Fridays with Dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy, Cheesy, Garlicky Rice w Spinach

It’s been a while (May 13) since I cooked with the wonderful group French Fridays with Dorie. But along with my usual late-to-the-party Saturday arrival, I’m changing up the ingredients and method this week as well. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe – creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach – is filled with fascinating background on the French and […]

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A Virtual Gathering and a Pie for Mikey

In the Jewish religion, the key message of the bereavement process is that the mourner should not be alone. The role of the community is to tend to the needs of the mourners so they can sit shiva (seven days of mourning following death). Providing food so that the bereaved do not have to cook […]

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Why I Love Blogging and Strawberry Jam

I’ve been so busy orchestrating our summer adventures and the kids’ changing schedules that I’ve barely had time to cook, let alone write blog posts. But the other morning I received an email from a friend and it reminded me why I love blogging and strawberry jam. So here comes a post, time crunch or […]

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