A WWI Christmas Meal in England, and an Author’s Culinary Research

It’s my pleasure to turn the blog over to author Charles Todd today. Charles Todd is a mother-son writing team, and we publish their mystery novels on our William Morrow hardcover list. They’re here today to tell us a little bit about what they eat when they travel through the United Kingdom researching their novels, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Volumetrics Birthday Brunch

Ten years ago I used The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan by Dr. Barbara Rolls to get to my wedding-day goal weight. It was the most effective diet I’ve ever been on—and since then I’ve tried things like cutting out carbs, cutting out dairy, drinking a gallons of water a day, memberships to name-brand diet organizations, diet … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Thanksgiving Dinner, No Matter Your Role (Cook, Host, Guest)

There’s a reason Rick Rodgers is called America’s Thanksgiving Expert – he has more advice about how to host a flawless Thanksgiving dinner than a 25-pound turkey has cornbread stuffing. His cookbook Thanksgiving 101, full of recipes, timelines, and invaluable tips and tricks, has been the go-to guide for first-timers and old-timers for more than … Continue reading

Serving Up Recipes from Emeril Lagasse’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders

Zak Designs, the company known for its colorful tabletop and kitchen prep products, helped sponsor our One-Pot Blogger Party earlier this Fall. They love Emeril, and wanted to chime in with why are they are as excited as we are about being part of bringing Emeril’s attitude of having fun in the kitchen to you. … Continue reading

How to Develop a Recipe to Die For

Author Diane Mott Davidson writes mystery novels, with a delicious twist: she always includes several recipes of dishes mentioned throughout the course of the novel. And food comes up quite a bit in her books, since the main character, Goldy Schulz, is an amateur sleuth who makes her money catering parties in her community of … Continue reading