Italian Vegetable Stew

Italian Vegetable Stew

As I write this local Chicago weather professionals are going bonkers over a predicted record-setting temperature tomorrow.  National weather folks are saying there will be wind chill factors in FLORIDA.   And what most experts will tell you is that the best...
Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

  I never truly embraced banana bread (or zucchini bread, or carrot cake) and only make it for the very sound reason that I often have black bananas.  And having lived through the Great Depression and traveled Route 66 through most of the dust bowl with all my...
Jerusalem: Hummus

Jerusalem: Hummus

  So, believe it or not, people get very heated on the topic of food, particularly when it comes to tales of origin and authenticity.  And poor hummus, such a humble yet deeply satisfying food, makes people just bonkers in Israel.  According to Ottolenghi and...
Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

From the April 2013 issue of Bon Appetit comes this very delicious, very easy Tikka. There are just a couple of things I want to say about it. One, the spices are key so if yours are old, or if you have no idea how old they are, or if they have a paper price sticker...