SPILLING THE BEANS

Inching toward a plant-based, whole grain life.

Keep warm with Italian sausage and beans

A colleague and I recently were chatting about what we were cooking. He was planning to make pasta e fagioli, an Italian sausage and macaroni soup.

Rescuing spaghetti squash from years of bad marketing

Here’s one thing I know for sure. Spaghetti squash tastes nothing like spaghetti. 

Salad in a jar means healthy lunch in my belly

Generally, I’m not crazy about food gimmicks. I’m suspicious of miraculous shortcuts involving cake mixes, coffee cans or cooking breakfast under the hood of your...

Mining the stacks: One-Pot Curried Cauliflower Rice

We’re preparing to begin a remodeling project at home and I have been forced to contend with my various piles, stacks and shelves of cookbooks and cooking magazines.

Butter me up with Broccoli Cheese Strudel

When you need something special to bring to a potluck or serve with a salad to your favorite group of ladies who lunch, look no further than Broccoli Cheese Strudel.

Pork and sauerkraut, still besties after all these years

Sometimes an old recipe pops into my head, one that once was in heavy rotation but that I haven’t cooked lately.

When Halloween is long gone, why not make pumpkin muffins?

When it comes to a gardener’s pride of harvest, size matters. 

Asian dressing for roasted winter vegetables makes miso happy

My husband and I eat a lot of roasted vegetables. They’re so easy to prepare and so versatile. They can take on different personalities depending on which combination you choose and how you serve them when they’re done.

The happiest new year includes cabbage

The party’s over. The holidays are behind us and the New Year has begun. 

Here's hoping there's a cranberry bread under your tree

You never knew what would be served for Christmas dinner at my mom’s table. 

Homemade cranberry sauce can be a great last-minute Christmas gift

Homemade cranberry sauce is perfectly tangy and sweet, with a bit of texture from the tiny, crunchy seeds that slip through the food mill.

New cookbook offers baked muesli, a righteous way to start your day

Nothing smells more like potential than a new cookbook. 

Make no 'Mistakes' about it, Cowin's cookbook is an inspiration

Dana Cowin's new cookbook is great for browsing, filled with exuberant photos of Cowin cooking and laughing with famous chef friends.

It may be fall but it's not too late for the grill

Shrimp on the grill: four words that when strung together are the theme song for a great, uniquely summertime meal. And this Emeril Lagasse recipe nearly turns that...

Life's a carnival, and so is this squash

In case you haven’t met, I’d like to introduce you to the carnival squash. 

Cabbage can be so much more than slaw

With so many wonderful fruits and vegetables at their peak, it's a wonderful time to be hungry.

Tuna salad takes on flavors of hot, spicy or sweet additions

You can add a host of very bold ingredients to create a salad that packs a mighty delicious punch, a salad that doesn't need any bread but can be eaten by the bowl-full.

An ode to broccoli salad and its mighty crunch

Say what you will about the policies of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, but there’s one thing we all can agree on. 

My mom's American Chop Suey is comfort in a bowl

My mom’s culinary palate would never have been described as expensive or sophisticated. 

A delicious turkey meatloaf requires a bit of innovation

The very reason we want to use ground turkey — its lower fat content — is what makes it difficult to simply substitute for beef.