Favorite Main Dishes of the Year!

I tried lots of great new concoctions and recipes this year. As part of my annual Favorite Things series, today I will share my favorite new main dishes of the year. Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken from Bon Appetit I found this recipe in Bon Appetit. I often marinate the chicken while it’s thawing to enhance the […]

Is pizza a vegetable?

There was a rumor recently that Congress passed legislation which allowed pizza to be designated a vegetable. My reaction spanned the following emotions: Great — our highly efficient and productive legislators are now deciding what my child should eat at school. I can’t wait to take a side of pizza to a dinner party as […]

The Freshman 15: Myths and Realities

The freshman 15 is a myth, so recent research shows. According to this article in the  New York Times, freshmen actually gain an average of 2.5 to 3.5 pounds, and the weight gain has little to do with college attendance. I’m not so sure that was the case when I was in college years ago, though […]

Don’t Eat French Fries

As a writer, I try to practice what I preach. After all, how much good would it be to dole out advice if I didn’t live by my words? But I am human, and I goof up. Pretty much every day. And last week I got caught. When I was having lunch with a publisher, […]