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?
Question: I am looking for good, super flexible budget-friendly things to cook while sheltering at home. A friend mentioned risotto. My store was sold out of the usual rice to make it. Can I make it with other rice? What other things can I substitute? There are only two of us, so … [Read more...] about Recipe: Risotto 101
Updated May 28thBy now, most of us have spent a lot of time cooking and doing dishes. You may be sick of your basic repertoire and now that the obvious use for supplies has started to dwindle, it becomes more challenging to figure out meals from what you’ve got on hand or how to … [Read more...] about Stay Calm and Cook On