December 27, 2014 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (sssss) Friday night chill, knowing the good times begin Saturday morning when you become a major force for the next few days. Others are clearly attracted and let you know. Can you diplomatically handle more than one person at one time? This weekend will tell. Enjoy your time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (ssss) Whether celebrating that Santa has come and gone, you are ready for a hardy night of partying. Meeting someone proves to be a flashing red light experience.
November 27, 2014 |
For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is all about tradition - re-creating the same, satisfying, gravy-soaked turkey coma we remember from our childhoods. But once the brining, basting, and bingeing of Thanksgiving Day are behind us, well, that's when things get interesting. There's no wrong way to make a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But, as some of the region's inventive chefs proved, there are plenty of right ways. We asked the chefs to innovate, and they delivered: turkey-and-stuffing scrapple to cure your tryptophan hangover, open-faced turkey towers served on slabs of stuffing, a Taiwanese-style turkey salad sandwich, and a vegan French dip with a schmear of mashed potato, roasted mushrooms, and gravy.
June 27, 2014 |
* THE LEFTOVERS. 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * RECKLESS. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. IF DISASTER movies have taught me anything, it's that I'm meant to go in the first wave. It's hard to be scared when you're pretty sure it'll never be you fleeing the aliens/zombies/vampires or fighting amid civil unrest to defend the family castle to the last can of tuna. But what if survival simply meant getting up the day after 2 percent of the population mysteriously vanished? And getting up the day after that and the day after that?
May 19, 2013 |
Shows that debut on broadcast this time of year, just as the season is ending, are generally remainders. They're series the networks bought and paid for, and then, for one reason or another, had second thoughts about. But this inauspicious out-of-season interval has spawned such significant hits as Seinfeld , Castle , The Office , Northern Exposure , and American Idol . The two shows debuting Monday have, to varying degrees, promising pilots. We'll see if they survive the summer.
March 15, 2013 |
Taking home leftovers from a restaurant these days is as American as the apple pie you did not finish for dessert. It was not always so. Anyone who grew up in the '60s and '70s is likely to recall that what you left on your plate at an eatery was carried back to the kitchen, never to be seen again. That is, unless, it was steak or some other hunk of meat. For that, you'd ask for a doggy bag. Recalling my own experiences working at the Pub, the Cherry Hill Inn, and Cherry Hill Lodge while in high school, the routine called for the server to take your plate back to the kitchen and return with a grease-resistant paper sack neatly folded at the top, and what remained of your steak or chicken inside.
November 21, 2012 |
For most families, there's no messing with the Thanksgiving menu. Even the most adventurous cooks cannot part ways with tradition on this holiday. You might be able to jazz things up, but there's no escaping the requisite parts: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, and sweet potatoes. But the day after is another story. And with those most basic of building blocks, some of our talented local chefs put together some pretty inventive and tasty sandwiches with the leftovers.
October 18, 2012 |
SHE'S THE Italian mother we all wish we had - making delicious dishes for friends and family. Her cakes steal the show at bake sales. She's Giovanna Damiani, who grew up in a small area outside Naples, Italy, and came to the United States in 1946. At her recent 90th birthday party, guests spanned four generations and included a friend from Brooklyn, N.Y., whom Damiani had worked with in Italy during World War II. A highlight was the signed Carlos Ruiz T-shirt she received. He's her favorite Phillie.
April 12, 2012 |
Consider the forlorn fate of a super PAC that has outlived its political purpose: Once flush with cash in support of a rising Republican candidate trying to dodge Mitt Romney's mallet in this year's primary game of Whac-A-Mole. Now, sitting on a pile of greenbacks, its man beat back into the annals of presidential history and no spending goals in sight. So what happens to the millions collected by such groups on behalf of the Rick Santorums, Rick Perrys, and Jon M. Huntsman Jrs. of this world when these would-be presidents wind down their campaigns?
January 19, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " Sometimes, especially after a long day, the most satisfying meal is one that doesn't require a trip to the store. Indeed, everyone needs a few recipes that can be pulled together, even when it seems that there is nothing in the fridge. Or when the few ingredients on hand are nearing their expiration dates. As a lovely package of Baby Bella mushrooms stood out in my nearly empty refrigerator, I thought to myself: frittata.
November 23, 2011 |
Tables across the country will be overflowing with myriad traditions on Thanksgiving Day. Most will have turkeys, some will have ethnic eats such as ravioli, collard greens, or kugel. But there's one thing all the holiday revelers will have in common: Scouring the fridge the next day and gorging on leftovers. "I actually look forward to the leftovers more than the dinner itself," says Peter McAndrews, chef and owner of Philadelphia's Modo Mio, Monsù, and Paesano's. It's a sentiment many hosts would repeat.