| Nov 18, 2008
| 4:26 PM
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 12
Note: This dish makes a satisfying main course for the vegetarians at your holiday table. For a quicker version, omit the sweet potato cakes altogether and simply spoon the mushroom ragout over roasted and...
| Jan 14, 2009
Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
| Aug 27, 2008
"NOT ONLY do I eat, I also am a Democrat," wrote Frank Sinatra in an intro to 1960's "Many Happy Returns: The Democrats' Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose" (the sales of which helped buy TV air time for candidates). "Not only should every...
| Nov 6, 2008
| 5:34 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Note: From Russ Parsons. You can use either the dark-skinned sweet potatoes commonly referred to as yams, or the lighter-skinned type.
1 (1-pound) sweet potato
Butter for lining the ramekins
| Nov 12, 2008
A European friend has a teenage son who loves ketchup so much that Dad carts home giant bottles of the stuff in his checked suitcase every time he visits the U.S. I know one person I won't be taking to Father's Office the next time he visits, because they...
| Jun 23, 2008
Susan Phillips' 4-year-old son Alex eats vegetables every day -- he just doesn't know it. Phillips purées his servings of green beans, spinach, sweet potatoes and squash and hides them in a peanut butter and brown sugar-sweetened porridge that she makes...
| Nov 18, 2009
When Thanksgiving spread around the country in the mid-19th century, it was in the hope that holiday good feelings would heal the rift between North and South. So, the Thanksgiving menu had a certain amount of can't-we-all-get-together culinary...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 7:01 AM
Total time: 30 minutes
1 1/2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
1 medium onion
2 large eggs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
5 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup oil, about
Peel sweet potatoes. Grate sweet potatoes and onion,...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 12:02 PM
Whether they're the pale gold varieties or the dark orange ones that are mistakenly called yams, sweet potatoes are one of the most traditional highlights of the table at this time of year. And, despite the marked differences between the two types, they...
| Feb 25, 2009
Fans affectionately refer to them with names like "recession-fighting machines" and "crackpots." They call themselves "crockpotters" and wax poetic with a fervor normally reserved for religion, politics or love. "My entire family life revolves around...