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This past Sunday, I had a dinner party with two chickens and a pop quiz. I wanted to know in as semi-scientific a way possible whether a local farm chicken was really better than a grocery store chicken. So, I cooked the two similarly sized chickens … more
Cheese fondue is the ultimate winter comfort food. Living in France in my early 30s, I fell in love with the classic recipe made with crisp white wine and nutty gruyere cheese. One of my favorite spots in Paris was a restaurant whose named … more
I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in … more
Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach … more
Hot chocolate on a cold winter day is like liquid gold. So, why cheapen it with the prepackaged powdered stuff? Skip the dehydrated mini marshmallows and go gourmet instead with a few simple easy steps. Here are some tips for making gourmet … more
An atmospheric change begins to develop every year, usually in September, but can occur as early as mid to late August. While subtle, the early stages are evident and often cause many to express surprise and … more
After a snowy walk or long day on the slopes, there's nothing like curling up under a warm blanket. Maybe you have a fire going and the dog asleep at your feet, with a good book just within reach. But before you can relax, you need to warm … more
A little less than two days ago, as I write this, I was in Jamaica, where it was over 80 degrees and very humid. The first morning of vacation, I got up at my usual 6 a.m. and wandered down to the beach, where I waited for my son and his girlfriend … more
Thanksgiving is a day for celebrating, where we enjoy the company of friends, share delicious food, and reflect on our country's history and traditions. Throughout this celebration, though, there is one lingering thought in the back of our … more
The holiday season is such a beloved time of year. The weather turns cool and the snow begins to fall; we spend dedicated time with our family and friends; and children experience old family traditions for the first time. At homes across the … more
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