Cortlandt’s Bucci Coffee Has Fresh Approach to Cold-Brewed Java 

Need a pick-me-up? Then head over to Cortlandt Manor-based coffee producer Bucci Coffee, which specializes in fair trade, single origin beans, cold brewed. Owner Nik Bucci’s interest in the beverage was inspired by time spent in... Read more »

The Non-Baker’s Valentine – No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Dessert after dinner is a must in my house but I don’t always have the time to make a cheesecake in the oven.  This super easy and delicious recipe for no-bake cheesecakes... Read more »

What’s Cookin: Choco-Love 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we can anticipate a day filled with giving and eating chocolate. There is much confusion about the origin of Valentine’s Day and about St. Valentine, but how did this day of expressing... Read more »

Too Good to be This Easy – Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Get a Head Start on Head Turning Valentine’s Day Treats! I just love chocolate! Especially melt-in-your-mouth truffles. Over the years, I’ve learned to make several kinds, and — as I always do... Read more »

New Year, No Pressure: Three Why Nots for Home Cooks 

It’s that time again: a New Year, another promise to make a whole new you.    Personally, I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, because I never really believe I will follow through. After a hectic season trying to get everything... Read more »

Serious Indulgence: Baked-By-Susan’s Classic Chocolate Treat 

When my boys were little, I would marvel at how long it took me to pull out their winter coats, hats, matching mittens, and extra socks. I would spend more time bundling them up than they would actually spend outside, but, despite the effort, it is... Read more »

Christmas in Germany with Ausstecherle – Cut-Out Cookies

I have always yearned to visit Germany in December to experience the famous Christmas markets, having heard so much about them from my dear friend Diane. The Christmas markets start with the... Read more »

Get Warm and Toasty with Roasted Acorn Squash, Midwestern-Style 

WHAT’S COOKING IN OUR MELTING POT With colder days upon us, what’s more welcoming than the comforting aromas of cinnamon blended with melted butter over roasted seasonal vegetables, wafting from our ovens, lifting our spirits?    Debby Zuk is a... Read more »

What’s Cookin’ – 10 Minute or Less Meals

Cooking at home is an excellent way to eat healthier and can also save you a lot of money! The drawback is the time it takes. Isn’t it easier to just get... Read more »

A Specialty Shop with a Flair for Flavor

If you are looking for unique olive oils and vinegars, Phat Olive in Katonah is the place to go.   Owned by Peekskill residents and millennials Matt DiCairano, 30, and his fiancé, Jill Krumholtz, 29, they say the store is the only one of its kind in northern... Read more »