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Not sure if there's really a winner in this contest. West Coast marijuana-themed sandwich chain Cheba Hut held a chugging contest this weekend where participants had to finish 32 ounces of ranch dressing as quickly as possible.  With a...

sweet potato gnocchi with chanterelles and sage

A roundup of the best gluten free and vegetarian recipes, you say? You got it! This Meatless Monday, I'm all about sweet potatoes -- an unmistakable fall flavor, from marshmallow covered casseroles at Thanksgiving (um, aren't those candied...

Sourdough is amazing! If you have a small glass jar and a little bit of space, you can make have sourdough waiting for a list of baked goods. Purists may say that the addition of dry yeast is not correct, but truthfully, what difference does it make...

I love the idea of little, teensy burgers. It looks amazing on the platter, and if they are assembled in order, it takes no more time to make a bunch of sliders as it does to make a few larger burgers. My family thinks I am a food hero when I...

I love baking bread. Of course, working with bread dough is fun, but the house becomes so warm and smells inviting for hours. Don't be afraid of baking yeast breads. What is the worst that can happen? If it comes out too hard, make croutons. Too...

sunchokes Jerusalem Artichokes sunroot

Right now, I'm all about sunchokes. "What's that?" you ask, "Well! Let me tell you!" A sunchoke (or Jerusalem artichoke) is actually a type of sunflower - or rather, the tuberous root. A native to North America, they were...

chocolate cake

October is National Dessert Month.  Celebrate with one of these sweet treats. New York Cheesecake A classic dessert that is one of my personal favorites. Flourless Chocolate Cake This delicate cake is perfect served with a dollop of fresh...

Bruce Springstreen for Move For Hunger

Bruce Springsteen has gotten on board with a New Jersey-area organization that takes unwanted non-perishable food items from people who are moving and gives them to local food banks. “When Bruce gave us his support, we were blown away! When I...

Lynn Crawford's Thanksgiving Tips

With Canadian Thanksgiving just a few days away and the American Thanksgiving just around the corner, celebrity chef Lynn Crawford gave out a few tips on how to make this year's dinner a special one. This year, the Pitchin'' It star said...

torta

A torta is a Mexican sandwich usually made with breaded pork or sliced steak.  This version is made vegetarian by using soy chorizo and egg.  This sandwich is bursting with flavor. I love the contrast between the pungent onions, creamy...

Guy Fieri and Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Food Lines has partnered with celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, to offer on-board passengers food options from Guy's Burger Joint. The new dining venue will feature Fieri's hand-crafted burgers, fresh-cut fries and a few recipes made just...

cauliflower

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower is an easy side dish that can be made in minutes.  Fresh cauliflower florets are baked until golden and then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.  Since there are so few ingredients in this dish you want to use the...

Lindsay Price's baby shower

Lindsay Price is almost ready to give birth to a new baby boy or girl, and to help celebrate a few of her celebrity friends threw her a baby shower. Hosted by Ringer actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar (the two first met while working on All My Children...

A new East Coast-based coffee company debuted at the Castro Street Fair 2011 in San Francisco. What's it called? The Gay Coffee Company.  The company is owned and operated by gay people, and plans to donate 1 percent of its revenues to the...

plums

Cover just about anything in Chocolate, and it will taste delicious. The trick to this healthy treat is that prunes are loaded with fiber, and the almonds pack a quality fat and protein punch. 24 dried plums (prunes) 24 wholes almonds, toasted 8...

I was just thinking how lucky we are in the United States.  I don't usually create cocktails with political meanings, nor with overt situations that pretend to create anxiety or confusion.  As a journalist, my duty is to remain...

How many of you have had this problem? You're out at a fast food restaurant, order up some fried food and think, "gosh, I can't get enough of this sauce onto my food." Well, Popeye's heard your thoughts and has invented an...

quinoa burger recipe

This quinoa burger celebrates a creamy butternut squash and a crispy quinoa finish with a satisfying feta sauce. It's a perfect comfort food that won't pack on the pounds. Quinoa Burgers with Creamy Feta Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup butternut...

fast food

This New York Times infographic, along with Mark Bittma'ns article, demonstrate why it's an illusion that fast food is cheaper than real food.    

muffins

News reports last week alleged that the US Federal Government paid $16 a muffin for a catered Justice Department event last year that took place at a Hilton hotel. The hotel chain immediately disputed those charges. Well, it appears that those...

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