Nothing seedy about quinoa. Except that it’s a seed.

   January 27, 2011 9:23 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I was run over with a truckload of recipes for lasagna in the slow cooker. I shared one with you, because apparently interest was high. I’m back to swimming downstream with Baked Salmon with Apple-Ginger Quinoa. The only food more trendy than quinoa right now is, well, nothing. The ancient…

Dip, dip, dip, dip, dip, dip, dip, dip

   January 26, 2011 3:51 pm

Tuesday was a banner day in the Hutchison household. I made three killer dips for an upcoming story on the Super Bowl (Friday, Feb. 4 Weekend cover). Nothing disappears faster at our house than dip. Absolutely nothing.. My husband, as a ridiculously active athlete in high school, could eat a bag of chips and container…

Quick, hide the vitamins

   January 24, 2011 3:23 pm

It’s prime time snack season. The biggest football game in the world is coming, and people want food they can eat on the couch. Of course, wings, chili, pizza and dips and football-shaped cookies will be on the table. But it’s possible to sneak in some nutrition under the guise of dessert. Stir in some…

Big Sunday planned

   January 21, 2011 9:53 pm

It’s a big Sunday, I’m told, in the football world. The games will be on at my house. My husband will be in the recliner with his Velveeta dip, trying to decide which teams he hates less. I’m planning something of a playoff game myself, but mine will be edible. I’m going to go all…

Take it easy for once

   January 20, 2011 7:26 pm

I get recipe ideas all the time from companies such as Campbell’s, Betty Crocker and the like. Yes, they all call for ingredients these companies make, but, you know, there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t take enough advantage of prepared ingredients like condensed soup and pre-chopped veggies. Why not? I have no idea, really….

One byte at a time

   January 19, 2011 9:56 pm

Good day on the technology front. Wegmans new 10th anniversary issue of Menu came out and it has something called “QR codes.” I can use my smartphone (present from Santa) to scan a code inside the magazine that sends videos and recipes to the screen on my phone. The camera lens on the phone just…

Keep it simple, silly

   January 18, 2011 6:29 pm

A friend of mine likes to say that “Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans.” Well, there are some super simple recipes out there that I make on hurried weeknights, when I’m planning bigger dishes for my column. Sometimes I think readers would appreciate the super simple ones. Well, I found…

A real tweet

   January 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Today I’m asking you for recipes. I’m doing a story for Feb. 4 on getting together for the Super Bowl. The big game is in Dallas this year, and I thought I’d try to rustle up a script or two for food you might find there. If anyone has been to Dallas, or Texas, or…

I catch on slow

   January 13, 2011 8:26 pm

Alright already! If I see one more recipe for slow-cooker lasagna, I’m going to beat myself with a hot wet noodle. It’s everywhere. I tried making it not too long ago and we liked it a lot. It doesn’t make for the most beautiful oblong hunks of lasagnas you see in food photos, because you’re…

No-tmeal

   January 12, 2011 8:04 pm

So McDonald’s comes out with this oatmeal. It has apples and some kind of dried berry and a nut or two. Looks pretty good. Of course, everything they make has been focused-grouped to kingdom come and somebody somewhere told them it at least tasted good. I was aware the nutritionals might be a different story,…