Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish

For years, “organize photos” has been at the top of my to-do list.Between piles of printed snapshots and folders chock full of digital pictures, I can never seem to make the time – meaning my piles and folders grow bigger, and the project more...
Cakes That Truly Take the Cake

Cakes That Truly Take the Cake

Open Matthew Mead’s new Cakes for Kids cookbook and you’ll experience a combination of awe and complete intimidation. It’s as if my inner competimommy is saying Yes! We can make this! while my inner Peggy Bundy is like Are you freaking kidding me? 35...
The Reluctant Joy of Cooking

The Reluctant Joy of Cooking

Despite my usual aversion to cutesy names, I have to concede that Domenica Catelli’s Mom-a-licious cookbook delivers deliciously on what its subtitle claims: Fresh, fast, family food. And what family doesn’t want fresh, fast food? The pictures are...
You’ll Eat It And You’ll Like It

You’ll Eat It And You’ll Like It

If I told you a celebrity’s wife had yet another cookbook out, you’d roll your eyes, right? I admit I did when I heard that Jessica Seinfeld had just published Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. But, damn her,...
Cooking with the Bambinos

Cooking with the Bambinos

I’m not a cooking enthusiastic, but I do want to encourage my daughter to learn life skills. In other words, I hope she can expand her food prep repertoire beyond instant mac-and-cheese before she heads off to college. Unlike, ahem, her mother. The Handstand...
Whatcha Got Cooking?

Whatcha Got Cooking?

It’s no secret that cooking doesn’t usually inspire warm and fuzzy feelings in me. I’m especially hesitant to try new recipes – after all that effort, will it turn out well? Or will it end up dumped into a napkin when I turn my back and shoved...

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