Our Melting Pot: Sooji Halwa – A Sweet Treat to Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of lights is round the corner. This five-day festival is possibly the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals, also shared by followers of Jainism, Sikhism and […] Read more »

A Crisp Fall Treat for a Crisp Fall Night from Baked By Susan

Nothing says fall to me more than apples, and there is no better way to use fresh picked apples than to make a homemade apple crisp. This is a family […] Read more »

The Sweet Story of the Jewish Cookie

With the arrival of the Jewish Holidays so close upon us, I am reminded of how I am always awe-struck by the fact that most Jewish families strive so hard […] Read more »

Top Tips to Make the Tastiest Coffee at Home

Who doesn’t love to have a good cup of coffee, especially in the morning when we set the coffee grinders for something that is going to set the mood for […] Read more »

Panzanella Salad (aka Bread Salad) – Perfect Summer Side

I love bread – bread with butter, bread toasted with butter and homemade jam, bread made into French toast, and . . . stale bread made into a Panzanella salad. […] Read more »

Puerto Rican Magic: Bacalaitos – Codfish Fritters

When one thinks of warm, lazy days on a beach, the Caribbean often come to mind. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory, is a small cluster of islands […] Read more »

When You Knead a Simple Treat and Fun Activity – Pretzel Time!

When I am faced with even the tiniest bit of downtime, I always end up making my way to the kitchen. I love the satisfaction of putting a few simple […] Read more »

Our Melting Pot: Aunty Shahnaz’s Parathas 

Food has always been a great equalizer. Sharing food and exchanging recipes have always proven to expand horizons and narrow divides. Being born in India, I was acutely aware of the epic […] Read more »

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 which is also helping […] 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 […] Read more »