Caponata: A Delicious Appetizer You Can Make in Advance

I got more eggplant in my CSA box a few weeks ago, and my daughter was getting burnt out on Eggplant Parm (which would never, ever happen to either my husband or to me), so I went looking for a good way to use this eggplant. I wanted an appetizer I could make in advance. […]


Crispy Lime and Cilantro Chicken Wings with Sriracha

Now that I’ve tried a couple of Chef Michael Symon’s recipes, I have been on the lookout for more. I’m on the waiting list at the library for his cookbook, and I’m trying to be patient about it…But I had “The Chew” on the other day, and I noticed Clinton (the guy on “What Not […]


Appetizer for an Italian Feast: Mixed Antipasto

The title originally attached to this post, The Big Night, is a reference to a movie I enjoyed many years ago about two brothers who own an Italian restaurant that is, sadly, about to go out of business. In order to keep from having to close the restaurant, they decide that a little publicity is […]