Flavors of Summer

  Quick…what are your favorite flavors of summer? So many I know, but three are at the heart of summer cooking – tomatoes, corn and basil. Love ‘em! In season and as fresh and local as your back yard garden, or at least your nearest farmers market, these flavors are...

Mother “May-I-naise”

Remember back, way back, to when warm afternoons were filled with fun “Duck, Duck, Goose!” “Red Rover, Red Rover,” and “Kick-the-Can.”   Such a highlight of childhood days, I remember begging my mom, “Please Mama, may I …?” Mom’s approving “okay”—mothers seem to...

Save Room for Pumpkin Pie

What a shame… to pass on the pumpkin pie. What’s Thanksgiving without it?  And yet, this year millions will over feast and pass on our country’s crowning jewel to Thanksgiving traditions – pumpkin pie. And, understandably.  When eating 2,000 to 4,500 calories in...