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Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 12:00 am

Whip up some Black Forest brownies

Untitled Document Cupid left a voice mail last night. With the annual archery tournament in just a few days, he wanted to check in: Would I be needing any extra assistance this y
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 12:00 am

Eat superior snacks as you watch the Bears trounce the Colts

Untitled Document I know little about the upcoming football showdown (it’s in Miami, correct?), and, frankly, I don’t care. What’s important is the need for sup
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 12:00 am

Who says the season is an ice-cream-free zone?

Untitled Document I’ve long subscribed to the notion that winter is an ice-cream-free zone. Even when snow fails to make an appearance or the temperature feels more like sp
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 12:00 am

When the weather gets tricky, itÂ’s pineapple time!

Untitled Document Just a few days ago, the news from your neighborhood climatologist might have suggested there’s really something to that global warming thing. Take the fi
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 12:00 am

When plans go awry, itÂ’s time to talk turkey

Untitled Document There’s a line from a John Lennon song that sums up a recent attempt to fix dinner: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making othe
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 12:00 am

It never tastes like a tree trunk, and it takes on any flavor

Untitled Document If cheese sauce is all you’ve ever had in the way of broccoli and its kissing cousin, cauliflower, then we need to talk. It is hard to mention one witho
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 12:00 am

HereÂ’s a hearty way to restore your equilibrium

Lately, life at my house has been a roller coaster. Family duties of an intensive-care-unit variety have sucked me in and sucked me dry. When I finally did get some down time, the last thing I wanted
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 12:00 am

These cookies have half the butter, but are twice as delicious

When Christmas came to town, there were a few things I could count on: Santa (I kept the fantasy going until I was 10), Fritos in my stocking, and my father’s private stash of chocolate-chip coo
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 12:00 am

Good lord, lard comes back into culinary vogue

Mexican-cooking diva Zarela Martinez cooks with it. Your grandma, too. Food writer Nina Planck sings its nutritional praises. I’m talking about lard, the rendered fat of a pig that’s comi
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 12:00 am

Meet the causa, a popular Peruvian appetizer

Like most patriotic Americans, I love a mountain of mashed potatoes, swimming in a pool of gravy, mingling with the other goodies on my plate. But this year I’m ready to move beyond Norman Rockw


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