Oh, baby. I ordered this salad at Yianni's in Chatham, New York, a couple of weeks ago, and it was so un-frickin'-believably delicious that I couldn't wait to make a similar version at home. Read more »
What's infinitely-more interesting than tomato-based pasta sauce? Garlicky, herby, winter squash sauce! Toss it with sturdy strands of linguine, and trust me -- you'll have to fend off marriage proposals. Read more »
BOO! Last Saturday, more than 40 costumed guests walked through our front door. The occasion? Our annual Halloween Monster Bash! I was a colonial gentleman who, after makeup (thanks Michael Laudati!), morphed into...oh, I don't know...maybe David Cassidy, circa 1971? Read more »
My mantra for November: Leave the garden in autumn the way you wish to find it in spring. Every weed pulled, every tool put away (please excuse the ladders in the photo above -- we're having work done on the house), and every clean-up operation completed before snow counts against the inevitable April bedlam. What to do first? Maybe this list will help: Read more »
My mother baked this pumpkin bliss every autumn during my "growning-up" years. What a scandalous treat! It's moist, sweet, and definitely delicious. But then, what else would you expect from a batter that contains 1 1/2 sticks of butter and 2 honking cups of sugar? Read more »
I'm obsessed with this French peasant soup. It contains a lot of garlic, but it doesn't taste "garlicky." It's deliciously mild, herbal, and clove-y. Need a comforting brew for a cold autumn evening? Garlic soup is the answer. Read more »
Happy week before Halloween! Next Saturday, Silver Fox and I will host our fifth annual Monster Bash. It's a frightening night that includes live entertainment, an open bar, and lots of yummy things to eat. Need a good scare? Walk this way: 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.