Are we having fun yet? Of course we are. It's eight days 'til Christmas and I don't have a tree up yet. What I do have are some ideas for appetizers.
The first time I heard of quinoa was more than 14 years ago.
Everyone in my family wants their meat rare, but I want the outside to be nicely seared. How to have both?
Only small fries with that?
In the world of food editors and the like, there's an anticipated unveiling we look forward to every year about this time -- the Associated Press holiday cookie package.
Gingerbread is such an iconic flavor -- and aroma -- of Christmas, yet it can be a letdown as a dessert for the big day.
Sure, you could do pancakes or muffins, just as you have so many years before. But maybe this year you should consider stepping up your Christmas brunch offerings.
"To me, Wassail Fest is one of the best things Columbus has," said Kim Bennett, in the middle of decorating The Southern for one of the city's premier holiday events.
Winter calls for savory roasts that fill our homes with luscious aromas that promise a comforting meal to bring the family together.
Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater.
Planning for a crowd this holiday season? Grab of box of woven wheats.
"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.
4. Out and About for the week of December 21, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT