Cookbooks by my friends make great holiday gifts

I saw a post on Dorie Greenspan’s blog titled Cookbooks by Friends: 2014 Edition. Dorie is well known for her French cuisine cookbooks, and her real life friends include authors like Ina Garten, Mark Bittman and David Lebovitz. I love the idea of shamelessly promoting your friend’s cookbooks for the holidays so I’m stealing it. […]

Cranberry Mule Mocktail

Cranberry Mule Mocktail |

Last I heard, New Jersey was the third largest cranberry producing state in the country. Lots of the tart berries that end up as jellies and relishes for Thanksgiving come right from the Garden State. Cranberries and their juice are also wonderful in drinks, and I created two cranberry mocktail recipes (non-alcoholic cocktails) for Mother Nature Network. […]

All the raves you’ve heard about Philly’s Russet are well deserved


Earlier this month, I met my sister-in-law Cheryl at Russet for Sunday brunch. Raves about Russet have abounded from various friends in my food world so I had high hopes for a wonderful meal. I was not disappointed. This cozy, BYOB on Spruce Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is located in an 1870s townhouse […]