January 12th, 2010

Doing it Right

It’s not just a new year; it’s a new decade. A new start. A chance for a fresh proclamation. And with all this “new” comes the inevitable reflections of old… Snotty McSnobster held his annual holiday hijinks soiree right before I skipped town for Buff last month. Celest was my +1. In attendance at the […]

January 8th, 2010

Naughty or Nice?

Uncle Tony is not my real uncle. He’s my cousins’ great uncle, but we celebrate Christmas Eve together as one big not quite Italian-American family every year in his brother’s (my cousins’ grandfather’s) basement. Phew, got that? It’s quite a mouthful. Tony’s pushing 90, but by all appearances he is a classic bull, or better […]

December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas FOOD Mavens

From our kitchens to yours, hope your holidays are filled with treats both savory and sweet!

December 22nd, 2009

Jesus sans Skis

I don’t ski. And for the record, I don’t date bankers or wear Christmas sweaters either. I grew up in a working class town covered in snow six months out of the year, with very few peaks or ski snobs to speak of. I like winter for her log fires and her forced interiors; I […]

December 15th, 2009

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Anything

I love anything made with the classic chocolate-peanut butter flavor combo. Anything. But because I avoid eating processed foods, I’m constantly trying to recreate the joy that is a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. In my kitchen, I’ve tooled around with frozen chocolate-peanut butter ice cream sandwiches, chocolate-peanut butter cupcakes filled with Nutella, a chocolate-peanut butter […]

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