I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter…But every once in a while I get a craving. And in the summer, it’s nice to have COLD things to eat that are also savory and satisfying.
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Tortillas are very handy to have around, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, whether you are alone or feeding a family. They are quick, easy, healthy, and totally yum.
One of the traditional dishes at my in-laws’ Christmas Eve feast is what they call “Fooey.” Fooey? Where does that come from? I have no idea. It’s probably an Italian-American version of some long-lost Italian word for cabbage. (Please let me know if you have ever heard of this!) It’s one of those dishes that […]
My friend Warren recently asked me if I knew any good tofu recipes that his daughter would actually eat (she’s an alleged supertaster, and often a picky eater as a result). Tofu is one of those things that gets a bad rep just on name alone; the name has come to stand for anything fringe […]
Last year I wrote about making my tomato sauce from scratch—as any good gardener married to an Italian needs to do. But the truth is I have improved it this year with a new secret, thanks to another Italian. Over the years I’ve tried it all, and I think this year I’ve finally gotten it […]
We’ve been going to Maine for 20 years to drop kids off at camp, and each time we have eaten lobster rolls, which are a uniquely Maine delicacy. There seem to be two clear, constant winners of the best lobster roll contest in Maine: the Clam Shack, in Kennebunkport, and Red’s Eats, in Wiscasset. Both […]
Any good Italian wife had better make ziti once in a while. And any good Italian-family summer potluck includes at least one giant vat of ziti. The Italians are experts at making delicious, easy food that doesn’t break the bank, and ziti is at the top of that list. Even though my name is Maria, […]
OK, the tomato sauce is made—now what to do with it? On one of the first trips to my in-laws, before Lou and I were married, my mother-in-law-to-be Rita Cinquino served manicotti. I had never, ever tasted anything so good before. And as much as I loved my husband back then, I have to say […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now