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Despite these last few days of Indian Summer, it's certainly fall as far as the apple trees are concerned. Our apple trees are loaded this year, there is an ebb and flow to the amount of apples we get each year.
The coming of fall makes me wax nostalgia for comforting meals that Mom used to make, and a classic tuna casserole is one that invariably creeps to the top of the must-make list.
Black eyed peas are a staple in American Southern cuisine. Referred to simply as "peas," this iconic food is usually cooked low and slow in a large pot with some form of pork and hearty greens.
Parents spend a small fortune on brown bag lunches; everything from the sandwich to the juice box to the array of snacks are artfully chosen to be apart of "today's lunch special." Many of these snacks can be re-created at home with little effort and you can even keep the
Fall is a time to start piling all the seasonal foods into your pantry. Is that hard to believe? We often think that fall is the end of the fresh food, but it's actually a time to get some of the best vegetables in for the winter. The vegetables that grow until fall store well.
Congee, a simple rice porridge, is a common staple and comfort food across Asia. If you love rice dishes like risotto, you’ll love congee.
Cranberry, black, pinto, kidney, broad, speckled - at first glance you might think I am talking about horse breeds or types of flowers but beans are just as colorful and interesting. Many corners of the world rely on the humble legume as their main source of protein.
Living right on the coast, our seasonal eating is not like our friends in the midwest. Tourists stand in line for hours to eat a single pound lobster, and we freeze them in 50 pound batches for winter eating.
Peanut butter and jelly is the classic school lunch standby. Most parents keep bread and a jar of each on hand at all times. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sticking to tradition, it can get overstated from time to time.
To be honest, condiments are the unsung heroes of any dish. Who out there can relate to an overcooked hamburger being saved by creamy mayonnaise or chicken coming to life with a marinade of spicy mustard and honey?
Parents, myself included, get stuck in the school lunch rut. We run on auto-pilot, churning peanut butter and jelly and bologna and cheese sandwiches like a well oiled machine.
A quick trip to the farmer's market and I am once again loaded down with bags of fresh, heirloom tomatoes. In fact, in a wonderful coincidence, we pulled in to the parking lot and the man bringing tomatoes to market was also getting out of his truck. We bought all he could spare.
Every parent has their reasons for why they decide to send their kids with a packed lunch> For some, it is a way to stay connected with their children while they are away and for others, it is because they do not approve of the school's lunch program.
Farmer's markets are the unsung heroes of good eating. I have worked them and shopped them for years, and all over the country. What I have found, is that some of the ideas for vendors vary, but the basic farmer's market etiquette says the same.
The incredibly delicious sriracha peanut butter bacon burger is a new take on the classic barbecue bacon cheeseburger. The beef patties are flavored with Southeast Asian ingredients including cilantro, soy sauce and Sriracha.
Unlike chicken or steak, fish is a completely different animal on the grill (pun very much intended). Since fish is delicate, it has a tendency to fall apart on the grill which leaves you with a mess to clean and your eaters unhapp...
Cooler nights mean that grilling is so much more flavorful. No more fighting mosquitoes and sweating as I flip burgers while the family plays in the pool. My grill works hard, and in the late summer, it's all about being creative with the ingredients I have coming out of the garden.
This kitchen appliance is no used to make an overcooked roast smothered in cream of mushroom soup. Slow cookers have gotten an upgrade, and home cooks have taken notice.
If you are in the mood for sloppy Joes but want to stick to your meatless monday tradition, we've got the perfect recipe for you. Sloppy lentil casserole is a meat-free version of the classic American sandwich with the same robust flavor.