• Freezing on Sheet Pans 11/13/2014 Frozen bacon slices, freezing food on sheet pans Sheet pans might be the most versatile vessel in the culinary arsenal, at least for me. Not many kitchen hours pass when I’m not using one because I press sheet pans into service for things beyond baking. As trays, they corral ingredients when I’m prepping recipes. When frying (which I’ve been doing a lot of lately), I cover a small ... extra slaw…
  • Pumpkin and Ghost Soup 10/29/2014   Boo! I’m back. I’m taking a break from promoting Chips to share a quirky and delicious Halloween tradition—Pumpkin and Ghost Soup. But first let me tell you about the little trip we took to Hilton Head to celebrate Skip’s birthday. It was just what we both needed after a busy and beachless summer. Consolation prize ... extra slaw…
  • CHIPS AHOY! My Book Is Here! 10/07/2014 My book officially publishes today and I’m tickled pink. Being transported to the groovy town of authorville has been a journey that’s taken over a year. Here’s a short history of the long ride that dropped me off at this destination. Summer before last Nicole McConville, my friend and former colleague from Lark Books, asked if I’d be interesting ... extra slaw…
  • Spiced Crab Apples with Mint 10/05/2014 So it’s Fall. I’ve been resisting it. In fact I’ve been in denial about summer going away until today when it’s so cold I’ve had to close windows. First time since May… not a joyful moment. You see, as much as I love fall—the leaves, the pumpkins, and especially the apples—I don’t love a closed up house. ... extra slaw…