Create: The Root of the Matter

When was the last time you bought a rutabaga or a parsnip? Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Food styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]Root[/dropcap] vegetables are not particularly attractive, and they can be a bit puzzling, even mysterious, but these denizens of winter shine when roasted. Once peeled, they’re easy to prepare in a…

Create: Turkey Reimagined

Reimagine what to do with your leftover turkey in these four clever, delicious dishes. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]For[/dropcap] many years, my Thanksgiving tradition was to get the November issue of Gourmet Magazine and pick out new recipes to add to our holiday meals. My collection of…

Create: Decadent Side Dishes

Nutrition is trending, and my orientation is to nutritious, economical, well-tested, chef-driven but doable-at-home-by-mere-mortals recipes. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]However,[/dropcap] as our editor Angela reminded me: A well-timed, once-in-awhile splurge is good for everyone. This is a splurge month. Let’s see – cheese, eggs, butter, cream –…

Create: Dinner and a Movie

Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]Research[/dropcap] for this month’s recipes included re-watching a half dozen of my favorite films. The fact that googling “food films” yields a multitude of lists indicates just how intertwined food is with life. From “Ratatouille” to “Babette’s Feast,” over and again we see food as a…

Create: Beyond Beef

Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]Have[/dropcap] you been thinking about alternatives to burgers and fries? While you’re probably familiar with turkey burgers, you may not know that ground chicken, lamb, tuna and salmon also make great burgers. Have you made your own chickpea or black bean burgers? There is a whole…

Create: Easy Entertaining

Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]This[/dropcap] month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later…