Hot Cocoa on a Stick

These rich and creamy chocolate confections melt dreamily into a cup of warm milk for a decadent cup of hot cocoa….on a stick! Make them for neighbors, co-workers…or yourself! You can make them in an 8-inch square pan, as directed, or use silicone molds. I used small square silicone molds and discovered that they are best when allowed to sit ... Read More »

Sweet treats and giving families

Open up to a whole world of chocolate with Fritz Knipschildt Listen to the interview. Beth Nowak inspires with her Giving Families program  Listen to the interview.  King Arthur Flour shares expert Christmas cookie advice    Listen to the interview. Dorie Greenspan shared baking tips from Chez Moi  Listen to the interview. Read More »

Make some holiday magic!

  Sign up for my Handcrafted Holiday Gift class on Monday December 5th. Get more info here. WOW your neighbors and friends with Holiday Windowbox tips from WOW Windowboxes. Listen to the interview. Get tips for homemade holiday gifts from Dinah Corley. Listen to the interview.  Find yourself mowing through holiday meals? Discover a more mindful approach with Susan Albers. ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Meathead Goldwyn debunks turkey myths and shares tips and tricks for your holiday bird. Listen to the interview.  Michael Moore brings together a beautiful holiday  meal for diabetic diners. Listen to the interview. Ethan Becker shares stories from the Joy of Cooking family Thanksgivings. Listen to the interview Molly Stevens instructs us on the finer points of roasting. Listen to ... Read More »

Health and Happiness on an early Sunday morning

Discover the joys of financial security with tips from Donna Cygan Listen to the interview Marlene Koch shares smart food swaps so you can truly eat what you love every day Listen to the interview Kelly McGonigal says willpower is a mind-body response and not a virtue. Listen to the interview Todd Patkin offers up 10 simple tips for a happier life Listen to the ... Read More »

Halloween Fun on Amy’s Table at 8

Did your long lost relative take a favorite recipe to the grave? The Ghost Whisperer, Mary Ann Winkowski, just might be able to get it for you. Rosanna Bowles shared her favorite Halloween Tradtions Bruce Aidells shared a scary good recipe for braised beef. Dr Michelle Borba gave parenting strategies from her book,Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All ... Read More »

Mad for good food!

  Dr. Bernard  Golden shared strategies from his book Overcoming Destructive Anger. Listen to the interview. Michael Ruhlman explains the technique behind delectable charcuterie. Listen to the interview. James Beard award winner and Los Angeles Magazine Restaurant Critic Patric Kuh discusses his new book,Finding the Flavors We Lost. Listen to the interview. Natalia Levey tells how to show cravings who’s boss with ... Read More »

Make it a beautiful Autumn

P Allen Smith shares his autumn inspiration. Rita Heikenfeld explains how to put your herbs to bed for the winter. Molly Stevens teaches the techniques needed for successful roasting. Alana Chernilla offers inspiration from the Homemade Kitchen. Read More »

Vegetable Beef Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes One of things I love most about making soup is how I can use up leftovers. This hearty, meaty soup is made from leftover (actually “planned over”) pot roast. If no leftovers are available, heat oven to 250 degrees F. Salt and pepper both sides of ... Read More »

Food fraud, food facts, fit food and good karma

Jeff Scot Philips exposes some scary practices in food labeling from his book Big Fat Food Fraud. Listen to the interview. Jo Robinson shares fascinating food facts from her book Eating on the Wild Side.  Listen to the interview.  Michael Williams provides gourmet recipes for the fit food lover. Listen to the interview. Dr Jon Mendelsohn headed to Africa to help those ... Read More »