So, this is funny, or not funny, but weird, and absolutely true. Last week my computer suffered a "catastrophic software failure" (three words no one wants to hear), and spent some time with the geniuses at the Apple Store, searching for a cure. The good news is that they did find a cure. The bad news is that it cost me some files here and there, and one of those files wiped out the emails in which you shared what's new in your pantry. If your "what's new" hasn't appeared here, I am so sorry. I promise to make it up to you, with a bit of a prowl through my own pantry. When my husband Ted and I moved to our small Boston apartment,...
My husband Ted and I maintain a Little Free Library on the front stoop of our Boston home. Little Free Libraries, more than 32,000 of them around the world, are free community book exchanges where anyone can take a book, and then return it or pass it on, and leave another book for someone else to enjoy. We opened our library in July, and it's become hugely popular, with some neighbors stopping by every day to see if new books have come in, or to leave books in the library for others. One man came almost the first day, and has come often since. At first, he was homeless, living in a local shelter, but he's since found housing nearby. I learned that he used...
Jazz up your favorite Tex-Mex turkey taco filling with gluten-free taco boats. Fun for kids and adults, too!
Use out-of-season cherry tomatoes, available year-round at the supermarket, to make these intensely-flavored burst tomatoes. Perfect for sauces, dips, and bruschetta or pizza.
There's nothing traditional about this red enchilada sauce, and you'll love it on burritos, meatloaf, pasta and -- yes -- on any variety of enchilada you can dream up!
When vegetarians come for Thanksgiving, serve them a rich, creamy, meatless gravy with lots of mushroom goodness. Easy on the cook, too, because you can make it a few days ahead.
Use this all-purpose kicked-up Tex-Mex sauce for more than just tacos; try it in burritos, quesadillas, or even on Sloppy Joe sandwiches.