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Orangettes: Chocolate-Dipped Orange

  • February 14, 2019
I love dark chocolate. I hate to waste food. So I was delighted to see what happens when you give an orange peel a quick dip in melted chocolate. A very adult candy. And each orangette weighs in at 5 calories and costs less than 5 cents. Happy Better Cheaper Valentine's Day.
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Last-Minute Love Bites

  • February 13, 2019
You forgot Valentine's Day? Here's a 10-minute fix. Right in your kitchen, where you probably have the ingredients. Everything you need to make PB & J Truffles. Really. Delicious. Love Bite Size. Who wouldn't want one placed gently in their mouth by ... you?
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Kale, mushroom, garlic: Winter Pizza

  • February 12, 2019
Pizza spends a few minutes in a really hot oven. So do kale chips and portobello mushrooms. A match made in the oven. A perfect winter flavor combo with a crisp pizza crust and gooey cheese.
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Why guys learn to cook.
(Will you still feed me, when I’m 64?)

  • February 9, 2019
More and more older Baby Boomers are thinking about cooking for the first time in their lives. Because, well, there might not be somebody else to feed them. Right now. Or in the imaginable future. This isn't a downer. It's deep. If the kitchen is uncharted territory for you like it was for me, please click.
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Jasmine Rice for the Year of the Pig

  • February 7, 2019
Four days and counting to the new Lunar Year, the Chinese New Year. That's the day for this one-pan jasmine rice and vegetables preparation. You do next to nothing. Cook the vegetables right in the pan with the grains. It's all in the timing. Happy New Year.
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Skinny Egg Rolls

  • February 6, 2019
Not an authentic egg roll. More like a really thin egg pancake wrapped tightly around quickly sauteed vegetables. Do it all in one pan in five minutes. Which leaves plenty of time to celebrate the Chinese New Year next week.
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Not Spare Ribs

  • February 5, 2019
Intensely fragrant, sweet and spicy. It's the powdered mustard, ginger and cinnamon. And the fennel and anise seeds. The opposite of spare ribs. Rich ribs. Chinese Short Ribs for the Lunar New Year. The celebration starts next week.
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Party Flavors

  • February 2, 2019
No fumbles. If you're eating while you're watching The Game, you need a handheld strategy. Snacks that stay on your little plate, in your hand or in your mouth. Even while you're jumping up and down. May the best snacks be eaten.
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Super Bowl Math: The Snack Odds

  • January 31, 2019
What are the odds you'll gain - or lose - weight during the big game? You burn about 100 calories per hour by sitting upright, chewing and talking between bites. What you're chewing makes all the difference.
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Real Men Make Quiche. From scratch.

  • January 30, 2019
Less than $2.50 per serving for a rich but light breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. That'll impress you and anybody you share it with. Aromatic and delicious enough to seduce someone with. Valentine's Day?
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