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Margaritas all day, every day.

I’m a brassica believer. Give me cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts or broccoli, and I’m happy. But I also realize that everyone doesn’t feel the same way. They’ve had stinky, mushy cabbage, or tough kale, or drab and overcooked broccoli, and they can’t imagine it can be any other way.

My late mother baked only at Passover. She mostly used kosher-for-Passover box mixes, and I remember the brownies fondly. I waited all year for the wonderful aroma of cakes rising in the oven.

One of the great things about serving a roast for Sunday supper is that it tends to cook itself. Slip it into the oven, and you’re free to do just about anything else — including focusing on the vegetables and other so-called “sides.”

Jiyeon Lee, a South Korean expat, doesn’t serve Korean barbecue at her Heirloom Market BBQ in Atlanta. She and her husband, Texas-born Cody Taylor, serve American barbecue with Korean touches. Example: pungent gochujang-marinated pork, smoked over oak and hickory wood and served as a sandwic…

This is a good, old-fashioned showstopper of an entree, the kind of dish where you should not pretend to be bashful — “What, this old thing? I just threw it together from stuff in the fridge” — but rather take your accolades with modesty and grace.

For every cook who knows from real chicken soup, there are probably six others who think it’s fine to simmer naked chicken breasts in canned broth and call it a day. Convenience has its place in the kitchen; that’s what modernity demands. But in the matter of homemade vs. expedient, the latt…

A few months ago, I came across my mother’s cannoli recipe, which was typed out on two now-yellowed pages and stapled together. The xeroxed copy dates to the late 1970s, when Mom used to teach cooking classes in her New Jersey kitchen. She had given it to me eons ago, along with copies of he…

St. Patrick’s Day traditions in the United States run deep. We eat corned beef and cabbage, we drink green beer and we shame our co-workers into wearing green sweaters to the office. If you’re looking for a change of pace this year —except for the sweaters, which are mandatory — maybe a menu…

Judging by all the protein bars, shakes and powders out there, you get the impression you need more protein. There are claims it curbs appetite, helps with weight loss and builds muscle. But what’s the real story?