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What recipes don’t tell you (because they assume you know) - April 11, 2024
What’s the difference between salted and unsalted butter? - March 11, 2024
How to eat more vegetables - February 5, 2024
6 reasons to love one-pot recipes - January 8, 2024
What pairs with sparkling wine? - December 4, 2023
Let’s talk turkey about stuffing and dressing - October 30, 2023
Fresh herbs, dried herbs, which to use when, and why - October 9, 2023
How to pick a perfect pear - September 11, 2023
I tried no-churn ice cream and here’s what I think - August 7, 2023
Use simple swaps to keep cooking interesting - July 10, 2023
Why skirt steak is my new favorite steak - June 12, 2023
It’s time for spring chicken - May 8, 2023
The difference between searing, sautéing, pan-roasting, and pan-frying - April 10, 2023
The magic of homemade mayonnaise - March 6, 2023
Brighten your winter with citrus - February 6, 2023
Is it okay to use canned tomatoes? - January 9, 2023
What is gingerbread anyway? - December 5, 2022
How to make pastry - November 7, 2022
All about olive oil, part two - October 10, 2022
All about olive oil, part one - September 13, 2022
Let’s talk granita - August 8, 2022
My secret ingredient for a great summer gathering—a cool summer cocktail - July 11, 2022
6 tips for buying and using apricots - June 6, 2022
A lush, aromatic, exotic wine worth knowing - May 9, 2022
How long does it really take to preheat the oven? - April 14, 2022
Why recipes tell you not to crowd the skillet - March 7, 2022
An easy way to infuse your food with flavor - February 8, 2022
5 reasons to make a winter salad - January 11, 2022
The ultimate edible gift - December 13, 2021
Why dry brining is the best - November 10, 2021
Can I double the recipe? - October 9, 2021
How to cook grains - September 8, 2021
Rootin’ tootin’ Zinfandel - August 3, 2021
What’s an heirloom tomato anyway? - July 13, 2021
How to tell when meat is done - June 5, 2021
There are other fish in the sea - May 6, 2021
How to cook rice - April 12, 2021
What’s braising and why you should be doing it now - March 9, 2021
What’s the difference between natural and Dutched cocoa powder? - February 10, 2021
Why and how to enjoy delicious Dungeness crab - January 13, 2021
5 reasons to give an edible gift, plus tons of recipe ideas - December 10, 2020
Foods I’m thankful for - November 6, 2020
How to make soup out of pretty much any vegetable, quickly and easily - October 13, 2020
Why I say yay for Chardonnay - September 8, 2020
7 ways to revel in corn - August 14, 2020
How to pick an amazing melon - July 14, 2020
Love salmon? Here’s everything you need to know about buying, storing, and cooking it - June 11, 2020
A tip for tender baked goods - May 11, 2020
6 springy wines - April 10, 2020
What’s cooking with convection? - March 10, 2020
A perfect recipe for romance - February 8, 2020
Why you should (almost) always toast nuts, plus Banana Walnut Muffins - January 20, 2020
Grill enough for leftovers - July 16, 2019
10 ways to celebrate spring with asparagus - March 28, 2019
How to make perfect pasta in 9 easy steps - February 16, 2019
Why you need a kitchen scale - December 9, 2018
More tips for finger lickin’ chicken - October 16, 2018
4 tips for finger lickin’ chicken breasts - October 3, 2018
You will love “Finger Lickin’ Chicken” - September 17, 2018
8 tips for buying and using berries - August 9, 2018
Ideas for better burgers - July 22, 2018
Old friends - May 15, 2018
How to make a spiral cut roast - March 28, 2018
A Valentine’s Day quickie - February 12, 2018
Cookies for angels - December 6, 2017
Thank you - November 22, 2017
Excited about apples - November 1, 2017
What if it’s too salty? - October 3, 2017
If you’re counting ingredients, you’re doing it wrong - September 11, 2017
Easy summer entertaining - August 23, 2017
How to make salad dressing - August 9, 2017
Meet the easiest fruit sauce ever - July 26, 2017
What if it’s too spicy? - May 12, 2017
Two reasons it’s smart to take cooking classes - February 23, 2017
A last-minute app for New Year’s Eve - December 30, 2016
Serve up some Alfredo for the holidays - November 10, 2016
Think, then eat gently - September 29, 2016
How big should you chop it? - August 26, 2016
Fluffy, salty, satisfying homemade focaccia bread - August 11, 2016
Why flavored butter is the bomb - July 27, 2016
How long can you freeze it? - July 15, 2016
Eat a raspberry scone, love life - June 29, 2016
How to grill a great steak for dad - June 16, 2016
Here’s the rub—a simple spice blend for summer - May 26, 2016
Cheers for goat cheese - May 18, 2016
How I learned about pulses and drank the Kool-Aid - April 29, 2016
Spring for lamb - April 4, 2016
What pots and pans do you need? - March 16, 2016
Here’s something cool—cocoa nibs - February 20, 2016
Wine-Simmered Beef Stew, perfect for right about now - February 2, 2016
How to roast vegetables - January 20, 2016
Have a sweet ‘16 - January 7, 2016
Holiday stress? Chill with chilaquiles - December 14, 2015
Cooking the books: Wine Folly - December 3, 2015
A Thanksgiving story, or why one slice of pie will do - November 20, 2015
Marinated Olives with Citrus and Garlic, an easy app to ride out the holidays - November 13, 2015
Cooking the Books: The Whole Grain Promise - November 3, 2015
How to buy and care for kitchen knives - October 22, 2015
Love, salmon, and Blue Angels - October 10, 2015
Cooking the Books: Empanadas - August 14, 2015
A swoon-worthy Nectarine Almond Rosé Crumble - July 24, 2015
24 links for a delicious summer - June 22, 2015
Why I love Pinot Grigio - June 8, 2015
Salad on the grill? Absolutely. Here’s why. - May 26, 2015
Thank goodness for Maple Oat Pecan Scones - April 30, 2015
What’s with risotto and all the stirring? - April 8, 2015
Celebrate spring with a picnic and a ham and Brie baguette - March 23, 2015
5 tips for delicious fish - February 27, 2015
How to make things taste good - February 3, 2015
Are the angels singing? Nope, it’s the posole - January 26, 2015
A toast to 2014 - January 19, 2015
Cooking the books: Maddi’s Fridge - December 15, 2014
Celebrating discomfort, plus the world’s best chocolate chip cookies - December 8, 2014
2 last-minute Thanksgiving reminders - November 24, 2014
Rancho La Puerta, 2014 - November 18, 2014
Give in with me to pumpkin spice - October 24, 2014
A fall-y figgy salad - October 6, 2014
What kitchen knives do you really need? - September 25, 2014
Eat cake, buttery, sweet, bright, thoroughly delicious plum cake - August 15, 2014
5 tips for terrific potato salad - July 20, 2014
A practically perfect, pesto-licious weekend - July 7, 2014
Things are heating up—cool down with a wine slush - June 5, 2014
Cooking the books: Grill to Perfection - April 22, 2014
Love and strawberry sponge cake - April 18, 2014
Chicken soup with rice, definitely nice - March 8, 2014
Needs, wants, and an indulgent cobb salad - February 18, 2014
How to cook with wine - February 12, 2014
Are you an over-stirrer or an under-stirrer? - January 29, 2014
Sometimes things don’t work out, and that’s okay - January 21, 2014
A toast to 2013 - December 30, 2013
Syrah for solstice - December 19, 2013
How to make checkerboard cookies - December 11, 2013
Celebrating old friends with a new cake - December 5, 2013
What wine goes with Thanksgiving? - November 25, 2013
Cooking the books: Choosing Sides - November 19, 2013
5 reasons to make cranberry sauce now - November 8, 2013
This, I can recommend - October 21, 2013
A trip to Seattle, part 2 - October 7, 2013
A new website and a trip to Seattle - September 19, 2013
Transitions - September 7, 2013
Grab a glass of Gewürz - August 28, 2013
Why vanilla is not “vanilla” at all - August 15, 2013
14 ways to enjoy cucumbers - August 6, 2013
Sometimes a girl needs a cocktail - July 26, 2013
Excited about ice cream - July 3, 2013
A love letter to lettuce - June 26, 2013
How to keep foods from sticking, on the grill or the stovetop - June 14, 2013
Tips for wine and cheese pairing - May 30, 2013
Cooking the books: I Scream Sandwich! - May 23, 2013
How to prep baby artichokes - May 17, 2013
Let’s do brunch - May 9, 2013
Raves for Riesling - May 1, 2013
How to make a pan sauce - April 22, 2013
The end, perhaps, of store bought bread - April 11, 2013
My very own photo studio - April 5, 2013
Hasta la vista, baby - March 4, 2013
Magnificent Meyer lemons - February 25, 2013
Why ice cream is the perfect dessert - February 11, 2013
Wine and chocolate? No thank you - February 5, 2013
It’s cold out—warm up with some chili - January 22, 2013
I resolve to cook more often - January 5, 2013
Look what Santa brought—my new book! - December 22, 2012
How to throw a wine tasting party - November 12, 2012
Granola makes me happy - October 28, 2012
Continuously amazing - October 16, 2012
I have a good job - September 27, 2012
7 sensational ways to enjoy pesto - September 20, 2012
Porkaliciousness in my kitchen - August 29, 2012
Slow(er) food - August 7, 2012
2 tips for wine tasting - July 17, 2012
Summer round-up - June 20, 2012
Olive oil, salt, and pepper - June 15, 2012
Ready, set, grill! - June 1, 2012
Springy, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc - May 15, 2012
How to make a perfect hard-boiled egg - May 3, 2012
Emerging from the rabbit hole - April 25, 2012
Mom’s big red Le Creuset pot - February 16, 2012
Cooking the books: In Conversation with Exceptional Women - February 7, 2012
A post-holiday visit over a cup of tea - January 16, 2012
Trendy twists for the holidays - December 15, 2011
Great Cookbooks for Holiday Gifts - December 6, 2011
The hows and whys of brining, take two - November 15, 2011
The great pumpkin! - October 24, 2011
Perfect pairings for fall favorites - October 19, 2011
Some really cool treats, in plenty of time for Halloween - October 12, 2011
Belated New Year’s wishes—and Nana’s honey cake - October 5, 2011
Fall project: Preserve something - September 28, 2011
It’s a matter of what’s on hand - September 23, 2011
6 delicious ways to enjoy tomatoes - September 2, 2011
How to pick a perfect peach - August 17, 2011
Homemade ice cream, part three: Experiments with cherry ice cream with chocolate chips - August 9, 2011
Homemade ice cream, part two: Fruit ice cream - August 2, 2011
Summer project: Homemade ice cream - July 28, 2011
A magical place - July 11, 2011
An argument for off-dry - June 27, 2011
For Father’s Day, take a tip from Dad and grill - June 16, 2011
Video: The recipes in 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes - June 9, 2011
Spring project: Clean out your spice drawer! - May 25, 2011
Video: 100 Perfect Pairings food and wine pairing tips! - May 3, 2011
Lavender-Scented Dreams - April 27, 2011
Video: Introducing 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes! - April 19, 2011
What I learned at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers - March 11, 2011
Winter project: Braise something - January 31, 2011
Looking back, looking forward - January 13, 2011
A roast to toast to - December 21, 2010
Everything I’d want for Christmas if I didn’t already have it in a box somewhere - December 14, 2010
Video: The hows and whys of brining, turkey or otherwise - November 22, 2010
Cause a revolution with cranberry relish - November 18, 2010
Fall project: Homemade mozzarella - November 5, 2010
That crazy, crossover time of year - October 27, 2010
Fall for Pinot Noir - October 15, 2010
Book #2 update, or what happens between manuscript and finished, printed book - August 11, 2010
How to make sorbet without a recipe - August 4, 2010
Hooray for Rosé - July 30, 2010
Sustainable seafood, sustainable seafood, sustainable seafood - July 20, 2010
Sharing - June 22, 2010
Obsessed with Salmon Caesar - June 17, 2010
Ta da! - June 11, 2010
Brunch & Strawberry Rosemary Muffins - May 19, 2010
100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love – now at a store near you! - May 19, 2010
Photo Shoot in NYC, Part II - April 3, 2010
100 Perfect Pairings: Entrees Photo Shoot in NYC - March 30, 2010
NEW POST: An incredible week at Rancho La Puerta - March 10, 2010
An apology to my handful of subscribers! - March 3, 2010
More reason to love chocolate—as if you needed it - February 10, 2010
100 down! Plus a final message of love to my recipe testers! - February 4, 2010
99 down, 1 to go! Plus thoughts on pairing with Cab - December 10, 2009
What to pair with Thanksgiving dinner? A major rave - November 20, 2009
Food and wine writing talking over readers’ heads? A minor rant - November 6, 2009
68 down, 32 to go! Plus Merlot musings - October 25, 2009
48 down, 52 to go – plus more love for my recipe testers! - September 21, 2009
Salt II—or what’s the ding-dang deal with all the salts at the supermarket?!? - September 14, 2009
How I learned about salt - September 8, 2009
A shout out to my recipe testers - August 19, 2009
27 down, 73 to go - July 27, 2009
1 down, 99 to go! - July 14, 2009

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