Healthy and Versatile Spring Slaw Recipe

Truth is, I eat way more than my fair share of sugar. To offset this, I try to eat healthy meals as much as I can. I love a slaw any time... Read more »

Loving Locavore – Saucy, Herby, Sour(dough) 

The River Towns are home to a smorgasbord of outstanding artisanal food and drink makers. Here are three more local, passionate crafters of high-quality tastiness.  Dave Mundis and Mike Vincent, frat brothers at Colgate University, were... Read more »

A One-Bowl Blueberry Beauty – No Mixer Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

I recently found this tattered old recipe for a Blueberry Coffee Cake when I was going through my old recipe box. It was written in my teenage handwriting and the ink had faded but I was able... Read more »

The Joy of Celebrating Small 

Many of my clients have discovered a new outlook on marking special occasions: the joy of celebrating small. The pandemic may have forced us to minimize group size for the safety of all, but I’m hoping this... Read more »

What’s Cookin: An Unbeatable Recipe for the Best Comfort Food

Southern hospitality is legendary in itself; however, I cannot help but marvel at the amiability and warmth I am engulfed in when I meet a Southerner.  My friend, Mary Case Friedner, a born and... Read more »

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 »