Dinner

Adventures in Eating: Minestrone Soup

Last month my husband and I went out to dinner for his birthday. It was a cold and rainy night, and even after sitting down in the warm and comfortable restaurant, I was freezing. “Are you sure you want to keep your coat on?”, my husband asked. Not only did I want to keep my… read more »

Adventures in Eating: The Perfectly Easy Roast Turkey

Let’s face it, every cook has at least a few culinary items they are downright afraid to try to make. I always had a fear of making home­made danish pastry, and rightly so! Never will I forget the disaster of that enterprise. Making danish pastry is a difficult process, a skill that requires a thorough… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Vegetarian Burritos

It seems like everybody I know is on a diet. Now that bath­ing suit weather is here, I’ve lost my “In and Out Burger Buddies”. The friends who once accompa­nied me to every juicy burger joint in town are now either at the gym, or guzzling Slim Fast like it’s go­ing out of style. Don’t… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Creamy Lemon Chive Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

Recently I took a cake decorating class from the pastry chef at Disney­land, George Geary. Not only was the class fascinating, it was a delicious experience as well. After decorating the cakes Mr. Geary had made, which ranged from a classic white cake to a rich chocolate truffle cake, my class­mates and I were then… read more »

Adventures in Eating: 12″ BBQ Chicken Pizzas

Before we had children, my husband and I thought nothing of hopping into the car and heading out to the latest “In” dining spot. We’d sit like critics for the local newspaper and scrutinize everything from the quality of the china to the selec­tions on the wine list. As one might ex­pect, we quite often… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Chicken Scrapple

This is my swan song. I can hardly believe I have been writing this column for 14 years. Son Paul surprised me by saying, “mom, I’m letting you off the hook. Cousin Leslie (my niece) agreed to be food editor.” This pleased me very much, as Leslie was a journalism major at UCLA and is… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Pumpkin Stew with Lentils and Chard

Pumpkins are not just for Halloween, but for year-round cancer protection. Dai­ly, I read something about how certain foods aid in forestalling or eliminating certain diseases. Eating pumpkin is the latest scientific information regarding feeding our body machinery more effi­ciently to live a healthier life. I also just read where tests have shown that women… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Turkey Tetrazini

By the time most of you read this column, Thanksgiving will have been history. You will have baked (hope­fully) or purchased your cooked tur­key, and some of that good stuff is still in your refrigerator. Leftover tur­key, whether it be made into curry, salad, sandwiches, hash, etc. is al­ways welcome. Turkey is a bountiful food… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Buffalo Wings & Blue Cheese Dressing

A friend and W.O.M.C. member, Maureen Amberg, recently sent me a rec­ipe for Buffalo Wings, knowing how much I adore this food. The season for indoor entertaining is around the corner and I know this will make a hit with your friends. Two stories have crossed my path regarding the creation of Buffalo Wings. One is… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Savory and Tendor Pork Roast

Now that my father has turned his mantle over to my brother, I suppose it was inevitable that my mother should take a break from this column and see what culinary talent lies in her daughter’s reper­tory. Cooking and eating (and later drinking good wine!) were a very essential part of my childhood. As you… read more »