Whatever You Please Pot Pie

Individual pot pies are an exceptionally versatile way to cook for varying diets in the same household with minimal effort. If you stick to this basic vegan recipe, then throw in some roasted chicken, turkey, or steamed crab or lobster (if you really want to… Keep Reading »

Oven Fried Cod

The secret to making oven fried food taste as good, if not better than deep fried food is to add lots of flavor in other ways. Here…the use of Parmesan cheese, herbs, and spices compensates for the lack of flavor from the fat from deep… Keep Reading »

Dear Jewels: Packed Lunches Rut

 I’m often at a dilemma as to what to pack in my kids’ lunch boxes during the school year. Sandwiches just aren’t cutting it with these two, and often we get into a rut, and pack the same things day after day…. If you could… Keep Reading »

Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Lighten and brighten the norm with a surprising hint of sweetness from golden raisins in your ground turkey or chicken meatballs. No one will be saying, “where’s the beef,”and all will be clamoring for seconds…. Keep Reading »

Dallas Restaurant Spy Hits New York

My second birthday lunch with Grandma Ellie
Our very own Dallas spy, Lane Morris Buckman, traveled to New York recently and realized a childhood fantasy – lunch at 40 Carrots in Bloomingdales. “I’ve wanted to eat there since childhood, after reading a book where a little… Keep Reading »

Painting by Vegetable

Julie Anne and Tatjana Rhodes by Johnnie Friedman
Television has been advocating “eat your vegetables” for decades. From cartoons like Popeye squashing a can of spinach into his mouth for the strength to save Olive Oil, to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. What will it take to… Keep Reading »