"Do you have a chocolate pie for us?" Lucy Phillips tends to hear that question a lot from one or the other of her six grandchildren, or their parents.
Geeks, grains and globe-trotting. Nearly every one of this year's best food books seems to fall into one of those categories.
Much as I'd like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci's wife.
Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought.
Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie.
There's a certain communal beauty in a potluck meal.
Matzoh ball soup is on my mind today for two reasons: The fall weather brings cold nights and thoughts of hot soup, and one of my oldest friends came through town and spent the night with Terry and me.
Admit it: You've already begun thinking about the Thanksgiving dinner.
When I was a kid, creamy tomato and rice soup was one of my go-to comfort foods.
It seemed an unlikely goal. I wanted a single solution for two problems -- how to keep kids entertained while preparing Thanksgiving dinner and how to serve sweet potatoes in a fresh, creative way.
For such a simple dish, creamed spinach can be a pain to make.
Picture this: after a long day at the office (or at the kids' soccer field or wherever) you turn the key to open your front door and you are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy meaty stew.
Two days before Halloween and the festive spirit has caught up with you.
The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus has officially closed for the season.
Don Stewart and his wife will be home with the lights on Halloween night, waiting for trick-or-treaters. But like a lot of folks who stock up on candy, they'll probably end up eating it themselves.
It's true... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.
These earthy, hearty turnovers work equally well as a fall gathering appetizer and an easy weeknight meal.
Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables -- canned pumpkin.
Recently I went through my five cookbook shelves (each with about 50 books) and took some to the library for the book sale.