Everybody wants to do something special for their mom on Mother's Day.  Flowers are a possibility, or perfume, or some other gift, or take her to dinner in a restaurant, but I say forget it.   Flowers don't last, she doesn't need another perfume, and her favorite restaurants will be too crowded on Mother's Day. ...

May 6, 2012   1 Comment


After weeks of eating and drinking far too much and too often, Charles and I decided that a little austerity would be a good thing for a change.  Since January 2, we've been eating very simply.   Poule au Pot might sound elegant, but it's just the French way of saying Chicken in the Pot, a recipe ...

January 6, 2012   1 Comment

10 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Slow Cooker Vacay

I'm sorry, slow cooker.  No vacay for you this year.   At 104 degrees F. in New York yesterday, it's just too hot to turn on the stove, so I'm relying on you to make us a good dinner.  I've found a nice sheltered spot for you outside that is protected from the elements and ...

July 23, 2011   1 Comment

    • Michele Scicolone