For years, my sister, Sandy, has been working to develop the perfect scone. It’s a mission to satisfy a taste of home for her mother-in-law, Nora, a gentle woman born and raised in Ireland. Now 98-years-young, Nora grew up in an era when life was measured by what happened in … [Read more...] about Recipe: Simple Scones for the Baking Challenged
What do you make for the co-author of the book, My Life in France? The memoir of Julia Child's years living in France was a massive international bestseller and beloved by her fans. To me, there was only option: Beef Bourguignon. This recipe is featured in my first podcast … [Read more...] about Recipe: Beef Bourguignon
When I was growing up in Michigan, we made trips to the many waterfront towns all over the mitten-shape state. My favorite stop in all these little picturesque hamlets were the local candy stores, virtually all of them offering some variation on the golden, crunchy, sugar-rush … [Read more...] about Recipe: Sea Foam Candy
Go ahead. Impress people. Tell them you're making coq au vin. It's just chicken braised in wine, thus making it fabulous. In its original French inception, the coq referred to a rooster, typically mean old birds who wore out their welcome in the hen house. The tough nature of the … [Read more...] about Recipe: Coq au vin
Do you have a shopping list of what the essentials are when stocking a pantry? I’m exactly the kind of person you wrote for: not a terribly bad cook, but unsure and insecure in the kitchen. I loved The Kitchen Counter School and am inspired to try on my own, but I’m not sure what … [Read more...] about Reader Q&A: What do you consider essential pantry items?