Dinner Diva – Sodium

You will notice in a lot of my recipes, I say “salt and pepper to taste” There is a reason for this–not because I’m trying to frustrate you! Salt should be added slowly and, depending on the recipes, in steps. That’s how the pros do it and it makes sense–this is how to get the best taste and to make …

Sugar Junkies

Have you noticed that your good intentions to eat better are derailed because of a socially acceptable addiction: we’re sugar junkies. It’s easy to brush this one off. It’s not nearly as unacceptable as alcoholism; there are no 12 step programs dedicated to getting you off sugar. Its addictive traits are pictured beautifully in magazines, on television commercials and on …

Dinner Diva – Plasticware

One of the most frustrating things in the kitchen is dealing with the plastic stuff. You know what I’m talking about—Tupperware, Rubbermaid containers, whatever brand or style you use, we all have it. And boy do we have it! We have it to overflowing. It is as if the giant plasticware beast threw up in our kitchens. If we never …

Savor

This morning, I received an email ad from a kitchen supply store telling me to “savor the holidays.” As I was about to delete it, I started thinking about the word “savor” and what it means. What I aim for in my life is to live in such a way that I savor ALL days, not just the holidays. Isn’t …