Confession: I'm a granola freak. I make a big batch most Sunday evenings, and then munch my way through it all week long. My latest version is kissed with cinnamon and sweetened with pure maple syrup. In other words, it's outrageously delicious. It's also a cinch to make. Read more »
Would you believe this red meat freak doesn't like ground beef? 'Tis true. For lemony polpettine and other scrumptious meatballs, I prefer ground, organic chicken. And for meatloaves, I favor ground, organic turkey. Obviously I'm...weird. Read more »
When a snowstorm is raging, and temperatures have plunged into the single digits, my advice is to make a French beef stew. As it simmers quietly, the stew will fill your kitchen (and probably your entire house, too) with the comforting aromas of thyme, red wine, garlic, and caramelized meat. Here's the step-by-step: Read more »
It seems that Frederic Chopin and your humble food blogger have something in common. We have each composed a Fantaisie-Impromptu! Frederic's version is played on the piano, while mine is achieved in the kitchen. It's an improvised "casserole" of crisp-tender cabbage, beautifully bronzed sausages, and pretty rounds of sweet potato. Read more »
Who needs the drive-thru when real fast food can be made right at home? Fast to cook and inexpensive to buy are skin-on, bone-in chicken pieces. Saute them in butter and herbs, and in less than 30 minutes you'll have something crisp, juicy, and succulent to put on the dinner table. How I make this simple magic: Read more »
Make a dozen egg-crêpes, fill them with cheese, herbs, and garlic, top them with fragrant tomato sauce, and what will you have? An exquisite main course that you can serve for dinner tonight. Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.