In Mexico City, some of my favorite tacos, even before I was vegetarian, were those stuffed with cactus paddles, mushrooms or squash blossoms. But at restaurants closer to home, what passes for vegetables often leaves much to be desired. At one spot recently, I had tacos in which the "veggies" were nothing more than grilled onions and peppers: the boring backdrop to fajitas.
The trouble with the holiday season is the baking guilt.
Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.
I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother's oatmeal cookies.
Many people would balk at the idea of eating holiday cookies for breakfast, but this recipe might make you reconsider.
I love salad before dinner, and this is a great salad to impress holiday guests.
After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and – of course – stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.
The Northwest Herald’s own Rob Carroll has co-authored a book celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100 years with 100 stories from the people who’ve experienced the ballpark firsthand.
Tom Froelich of Huntley has gone from starring in an A&E television series to creating his own commercials.
At this time of year, shopping is akin to a national sport, and different people have different venues. Some like the hustle-bustle of State Street or Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Others prefer the convenience of the mall, where everything is under one roof. Then, of course, there is a growing number of us who shop online with a simple point and click.
NEW YORK – Looking to save a few bucks while you shop for holiday gifts? Don't hit the mall without these shopping apps.
Inspired by the 1970s classic curried chicken salad, this holiday leftover dish sidesteps the mayonnaise and heads into entree-pilaf territory.
“Arleen” had never been what you would call a good little girl. She was high-spirited, sensitive, a little stubborn and defiant to the bone. Her defiance, like that of most children, was born of her insecurity and sensitivity; she learned early how to keep people, including family, at arm’s length.
NEW YORK – Notice anything different about Olivia Pope's look this season on "Scandal"?
If your Thanksgiving spread has just one pie – even if that one pie is of the classic pumpkin variety – you just aren’t doing it right.
At Thanksgiving and Christmas and the holiday gatherings in between, I want whatever is in my cup to put me at ease, leave me feeling warm and play nicely with whatever food is on the table.
Pumpkin season rolls on! And it’s a welcome fact of life for a pumpkin-lover like me.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
To me, nothing says the holiday like a classic crown pork roast.