From Cheerios to Homemade Granola

I don’t remember much from 1998, but here’s what I do remember: the snowy day I became a big sister, my dad woke me up before dawn to drop me off at my best friend’s home across the street. He grabbed a pre-packed bag of my school clothes and threw a winter coat on over my…

Cookbook Club: Love Real Food

Well, I think it goes without saying that it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. I’ll admit, between a busy month at work and feeling a bit under the weather, I fell behind on writing for Chews and News. For me, one of the hardest parts of bouncing back after being sick is the…

Cream of Tomato Soup

When life hands you snow in April, make tomato soup.  Ok, that isn’t quite as catchy as “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” but I’ll be honest, it’s pretty hard to make a snowy mess in April sound appealing. It’s even harder to do that when you also happen to be under the weather….

Toasted Ravioli

I’ll let you all in on what’s probably a not-so-little secret about myself: I absolutely love making lists and outlines. I was that kid in college who wrote outlines of my textbooks’ outlines because it was calming. When I’m in the control room in a newsroom and I have lots of live shots, I’m the…

Bourbon in February: The Hot Toddy

I have a confession to make about my time in Louisville. I had Manhattans, I had bourbon straight, I had chocolate balls of bourbon, pecan pies doused in it, Mint Juleps, you name it. But never once did I have a hot toddy. I made it for the first time this year because I live…

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

I mentioned I like to keep things simple, right? Well, here’s another quick dish… and it’s perfect for a cold winter night. I made this roasted chicken for a cozy date night at home because it was the perfect amount of food for two people and, most importantly, it was incredibly quick to clean up….

Gluten-Free Icebox Cake

Let me start by saying this may be the only time you’ll hear me talk glowingly about something with the word “icebox” in it while the temperature outside is below zero. My mom introduced me to an icebox cake recipe at my family’s Chanukah party last month – and yes, as you may remember, I…

Top Chews and News of 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over! The year flew by for me, largely thanks to the launch of Chews and News. Since my first post in May, I’ve had some fantastic opportunities to meet amazing people in the food industry, try tons of delicious dishes and to make some fun meals of my…

Pear Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

For as much as I enjoy finding challenging recipes to try on the weekends when I have more free time, on the weekdays, it’s all about convenience. From slow cookers to yogurts to sandwiches, I try to do as little work as possible, but I still want healthy results. That’s not always an easy combination…

Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

It only took three gnocchi recipes, one spinach and artichoke dip and one pumpkin bisque with smoked gouda for me to finally curl up on my couch to watch college football this Saturday. It’s the type of day you dream of having in the kitchen… you know, the kind that produces results that will last…

Steak Tacos with Mojo Marinade

“Aren’t you going to take a picture first?” I pause, a chip with guacamole hovering between my plate and my mouth. I look down at the plate, with two homemade steak tacos and a mojo marinade glaze waiting in the most tantalizing fashion, next to a heaping spoonful of guacamole and chips. I don’t want…

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Sundays. They can satiate your appetite for a good brunch and they can be so incredibly relaxing. On the flip side, they can lull you right into a false sense of a long, lazy day. Sundays and I have developed a love-hate relationship over the years. Every week, like clockwork, I try to convince myself…