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A taste of spring in the middle of winter

January 18, 2011 I write this on Sunday. It is the Sunday of the best birthday weekend I have ever had. I am now 40 years old and so happy about it. I have been anxiously waiting to turn 40. more »»

Twice-baked potatoes easy and yummy

January 11, 2011 This week was an example of how I like things to work out for my article, even though it wasn’t how I usually plan it. I hadn’t made anything to write about by Friday. more »»

Creme Brulee: An elegant end to dinner party

January 4, 2011 I do not often write about desserts. I really don’t like desserts very much; and, I am no good at making them either. This probably stems from the fact that I don’t love desserts. more »»

New Year’s Day Breakfast Casserole

December 28, 2010 Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.  Middle age is when you’re forced to.  — Bill Vaughn I can’t drink as much as I used t. more »»

Duck makes a great Christmas meal

December 21, 2010 By Wendy Monro At the beginning of the month, I told Claud that I wanted to have a movie countdown to Christmas. more »»

Fabulous Holiday Inspired Roasted Chicken

December 14, 2010 The presents my kids want for Christmas are so expensive. I remember one year when we bought them each a Disney towel. We were so broke. more »»

Spiced Carrots

December 7, 2010 This week, I am thinking about balance. It’s important to have fun; but, not so much fun that you aren’t productive. more »»

A sweet take on Brussels Sprouts

November 30, 2010 All of the build up and Thanksgiving is over as quickly as it came. Luckily, it will be back around in no time since years seem to fly by. I am still basking in the glow of all of the delicious food.. more »»

Good Gravy!

November 23, 2010 I don’t know about you; but, I am so excited about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. more »»

Spaghetti Squash

November 16, 2010 There is nothing more humbling than a sudden realization that you aren’t as good of a person as you thought you were. Don’t get me wrong; I never thought I was perfect. more »»

Chicken Fingers

November 9, 2010 By Wendy Monro Well, miracle of miracles, as I looked into the refrigerator the other day to plan what we would have for dinner, Jack says, “Mom, I am over cheeseburgers. more »»

Chili a great treat even after Halloween

November 2, 2010 Each year, my mom’s friend, Debbie, makes chili for the parents on Halloween. more »»

No fooling: Oxtail stew a hearty, beefy treat

October 26, 2010 Many years ago, my husband was asked to be an apprentice for a well known chef in London, Simon Hopkinson. This was a great opportunity for hi. more »»

Remembering delicious Chicken Picatta

October 19, 2010 When I was about 10 years old, my parents used to take me to a restaurant called The Seashell. The first time we went, I ordered Chicken Picatta. It was amazing. more »»

Feel Better Spicy Lamb Stew

October 12, 2010 I usually have my idea for what I will make for this food column by the beginning of the week. This week, Wednesday rolled around and I was still unsure. more »»

Coq au Vin provides a fine fall meal

October 5, 2010 A few days ago, I casually asked Claud what I should make for this week’s article. He replied, “coq au vin.” I had heard of coq au vin. However, I had never before tasted it or cooked it. more »»

‘Oops, I made a masterpiece’

September 28, 2010 It is that time of year again. Claud and I are celebrating another year of marriage. Last year, we hosted a big party at our house in Minnesot. more »»

Get the flavor of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21, 2010 It is incredible how our world is so diversified. It seems as though with each year of my life, the planet is getting smaller. more »»

‘Home-cooked Roasted Chicken’

September 14, 2010 School is back in session. Each morning the big yellow school buses crisscross town, kids are weighed down with their back packs, and before we know it, the fall leaves will blanket the ground. more »»

Chicken Satay tastes even better with friends

September 7, 2010 It has become a tradition at my house that every Friday night a group of our friends gather around our table to eat whatever dish I am making for this article. It just evolved into thi. more »»



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