Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post

I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice.

While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving.

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One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party

Friday, December 6th, 2013
One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post

There’s something about this Smoked Salmon Platter that takes me back to the cocktail parties my parents used to throw in the ’70s. In a good way. My mom wore a hostess gown and my sisters and I would take everyone’s drink orders for my dad to make. There would be little delicious things to sneak from the trays and olives to wear on our fingers—and a platter of cured or smoked salmon, sprinkled with capers and surrounded by pretty bowls of toppings so people could make their own hors d’oeuvres.

Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever

Friday, December 6th, 2013
Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post

The December issue of EatingWell features some truly spectacular recipes for cranberries—and this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is the jewel of the collection. It is as delicious as it is beautiful: creamy, light and luscious, with a tang of lime and a sweet-tart crimson-red topping of cranberries briefly simmered with a little sugar and more lime juice. What makes it EatingWell? A graham cracker crust that needs no butter and a filling made with reduced-fat cream cheese and part-skim ricotta cheese, blended smooth.

What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013):  Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post

For the first time in our lifetime, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be celebrated on the same day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. (This won’t happen again for another 77,000 years!) For my multicultural family (my dad is Chinese and Buddhist, my mom’s a Jewish New Yorker), the convergence of these two holidays is special because both commemorate freedom and gratitude. Another perk of this rare holiday combination means two food-centric meals merge into one delicious menu that honors both celebrations.

Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post

Our double issue for November and December is an easy one to love: it’s stuffed with gorgeous photos of fabulous food and it arrives just when you start thinking about cooking for all the season’s celebrations. Everyone who works at EatingWell found recipes they wanted to make at home after getting to taste them at work—and they were happy to tell me about their favorites.