I used to be a die-hard fan of wooden chopping boards until the advent of the flexible chopping mat – I haven’t cut anything on a wooden board since. For example, when I chop onion for a recipe, I have to mince it, otherwise, the kids turn their noses up at whatever dish it’s being […]

Being a Marylander, I’ve often wondered if a love of all things BLUE CRAB is somehow coded into my DNA. My husband’s from Ohio, and he can take it or leave it, but everyone else I know who was born in Maryland LOVES blue crabs. If you’re a Marylander like me and you love blue […]

In addition to being a vanilla snob, I’m also a “ground beef snob.” Why are you a ground beef snob? you ask? Well, I’ll tell you why: Because I can’t stand gristle and bone fragments. It used to be that you could buy 93% lean ground beef and be virtually assured that, in addition to […]