Lifestyle

YANKEE CHEF: A sweet treat to enjoy on a fall evening |Sep 28, 2016

Here is a dense, creamy and luscious pie that is my version of a baked Indian pudding, but much tastier. As you can see, it has some milk foam, but don’t be alarmed. I will show you how to make 1 minute foam just like the celebrity chefs make on television, but without special equipment.

‘More-with-Less’: Iconic cookbook celebrates 40th anniversary |Sep 28, 2016

Cara Longacre Hurst remembers testing many, many recipes. She was just a kid when her mom wrote the “More-with-Less” cookbook, celebrating “simple, joyful eating.”

Phys. Ed. for parents: Moms and dads can involve kids to find time for fitness |Sep 9, 2016

Schools are back in session and that can mean pretty hectic schedules for parents with all the drop-offs, pick-ups and extracurricular activities. It’s no wonder that some moms and dads have a difficult time finding an opportunity to excise.

Amore for Amatrice: Chefs aid earthquake relief |Sep 6, 2016

Earthquake-ravaged Amatrice and its namesake pasta, bucatini all’Amatriciana, hold a special place in Gianluca Demontis’ heart. So he and fellow chefs are cooking up donations, hoping you dine in to help out.

YANKEE CHEF: Pasta dish with a touch of the Sunshine State |Sep 6, 2016

Such a simple and surprisingly different pasta dish that reminds you of Florida. The crisp flavor of orange juice cuts into the chicken broth perfectly. If you use fat free chicken broth, you have dramatically altered the fat content of this dish, which only enhances the allure of this great summertime dish.

Jump for fitness with ropes and games |Sep 2, 2016

Jumping rope isn’t just a childhood game for recess but a fun fitness activity that can be enjoyed by adults as well.

FROM THE GROUND UP: ‘Meeting’ a traveling tomato |Sep 1, 2016

“Eccentric” is not a word I ever expected to see in a description of a tomato. But then, I hadn’t expected to come across a tomato like “Reisetomate.” Its German name translates to “travel tomato.

Havertown baker returns to Food Network for ‘Cake Wars’ appearance |Aug 31, 2016

Havertown>> Havertown resident Dan Langan is going to war on the Food Network.

COOKBOOK: Lucy Buffett’s ‘LuLu’s Kitchen’ — carefree cooking approach |Aug 31, 2016

Here on the West Coast, Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back anthems are famous. There is no one who doesn’t know “Margaritaville.” But on the Gulf Coast, it’s his sister, chef and restaurateur Lucy Buffett, who draws crowds for her margaritas — all seven versions of them.

COCKTAILS: Make the perfect ‘Ti Punch |Aug 30, 2016

Thad Vogler is an imposing figure in every sense of the word, respected among the upper bartender echelons, as well as among chefs — his Bar Agricole in San Francisco’s SoMa district has chalked up multiple James Beard award nominations.

YANKEE CHEF: Sweet treat with European flair |Aug 30, 2016

Yes, I agree! The directions look long and tedious but trust me on this. My recipe gives you the same great taste as the Sicilian original, but far FAR less ingredients and the prep time is halved. If desired, replace the orange juice with Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur.

FOOD: Area chefs cook up corn six ways |Aug 30, 2016

This Labor Day weekend, give “a salute to the kernel.” That’s what chef Art Roman calls the class he teaches all about corn. So take a page from his cookbook, think beyond the cob and celebrate some new recipes like sautéed corn, onion and zucchini with fresh mint.

Access Sports Experiences offers opportunities for at-risk, special needs youth |Aug 29, 2016

During the 1930s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt saw his New Deal as an attempt “to construct a more inclusive society ... a country in which no one is left out.” Decades later, inclusion-related issues are still making headlines, and reformers are still doing their best to address them.

Prepare healthful, nutritious back-to-school lunches |Aug 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Fading are the days of summer vacation fun and on the horizon are parent-teacher conferences, homework and packed school lunches.

GRAPHIC: Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service |Aug 25, 2016

The Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service, was signed into law 100 years ago today.

FOOD: Five takes on late-summer pies |Aug 23, 2016

Piles of peaches, tons of tomatoes, buckets of blackberries — savor the flavors of summer … in a pie.

YANKEE CHEF: Make room for this sweet, spicy recipe |Aug 23, 2016

What would summer be without the stickiness that is barbecue and the smell of sausages literally floating overhead? Try this sweet, yet spicy, recipe that pairs well with anything you can lug to the picnic table .

YANKEE CHEF: Potato salad combines veggies, crabmeat |Aug 17, 2016

I remember so well one of my parents’ first restaurants in Maine. It was the Canaan Country Kitchen. It was there that I first learned his recipe for cole slaw dressing that I have never had since.

Get a water workout this summer with aquatic classes |Aug 12, 2016

Take fitness from land to water this summer for some exercise fun and to burn hundreds of calories.

FROM THE GROUND UP: Great new plants for next year’s garden |Aug 11, 2016

The first time I ate okra, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it the second time, either, so I put it out of my mind. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even spoken or typed the word “okra” more than once or twice in my life.

Today’s the day to enjoy some s’mores |Aug 10, 2016

Bet you can almost taste it — creamy chocolate, gooey marshmallow and crispy graham cracker. The quintessential combination leaves young and old wanting s’more.

Hearse and Professional Vehicle Show returns to Laurel Hill Cemetery |Aug 5, 2016

Organizers promise visitors there won’t be any tear-inducing obsequies or gloomy dirges at Aug. 13’s Eighth Annual Hearse and Professional Vehicle Show in Philadelphia’s historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Area restaurants serve local and fresh on a plate |Aug 5, 2016

Fresh produce is all around, now that we are in the midst of summer. Pennsylvania is full of farms that provide area restaurants with locally sourced ingredients.

TOP TAPAS: Enjoy Spanish small plates at home |Aug 3, 2016

While visiting Spain, Jenny Young, then an English college student, fell in love — with the cuisine, the culture and the country itself.

YANKEE CHEF: Spicy, sweet apple rings are delicious any time |Aug 3, 2016

I remember these spiced apple rings as a child, with my parents using 1 slice placed on top of a little lettuce as garnish for entrees at their restaurants. They are spicy, sweet and so delicious. These apple rings are great as a side for any barbecue, picnic or even as a colorful addition to your holiday table.

Youth sports can keep kids healthy in more than just the physical aspect |Aug 1, 2016

Whether it’s physical, mental, or even academic; youth sports organizations provide a variety of healthy benefits to children in a fun and engaging way.

Chocoholics rejoice! It’s National Milk Chocolate Day (VIDEO) |Jul 27, 2016

Gail Warner circled today on her calendar as a day to celebrate. And if you love chocolate, you should too.

YANKEE CHEF: Put a Hawaiian spin on BBQ chicken |Jul 27, 2016

Literally meaning “turn turn,” Huli Huli Chicken is a mainstay in Hawaii. It is a great way of barbecuing chicken without burning it because you are turning it every few minutes. Think it will come out tough? Think again! Tender and moist, even without the skin, this recipe is a must have in the summer months.

Get moving with Pokemon Go by taking more steps |Jul 22, 2016

“Are you playing Pokemon Go?” Visit popular attractions in the area and that’s a question people walking with an intense focus on their phone might hear often. The popular game app is getting people, well, going.

Summer produce shines in chilled soup |Jul 20, 2016

Think soup’s too hot for summer? Chill out with some cold ones, featuring the season’s freshest fruits and veggies.

YANKEE CHEF: Cool your meal with this avocado mousse |Jul 19, 2016

A delightfully mousse-type appetizer that is refreshing and a great way to start an even better meal during the hot season.

Laugh it up for good health |Jul 15, 2016

Research and a worldwide laughter club phenomenon are showing that humor and frequent “ha-has” is exactly what the doctor ordered for a healthier, happier life.

VIDEO: Experts share tips for DIY sushi success |Jul 13, 2016

Craving crunchy shrimp or California rolls? Have a taste for spicy tuna? Make your own with help from sushi experts like Tai Ha.

YANKEE CHEF: Healthy and satisfying broiled cod dish |Jul 12, 2016

My kind of salad! I chose cod because it has the lowest fat content of any fish and cooks rapidly. Tilapia is also a great white fish for this recipe. But what I truly love about this dish is the beautiful presentation as well as a “feel good about yourself” result.

VIDEO: The best simple grilled cheese |Jul 11, 2016

Do you like or love grilled cheese but don’t care for the fancy recipes all over the internet? Check out this recipe that differs from the original just a little bit with different kinds of cheese.

‘Dishing up New Jersey’: cookbook features recipes from across the state |Jul 5, 2016

Buttered roll. That’s the first recipe in “Dishing Up New Jersey,” a new cookbook celebrating the Garden State or as the publisher puts it — “a love letter to New Jersey’s best bites.

YANKEE CHEF: This sweet treat might become your favorite nibbler |Jul 5, 2016

These treats are delicious, quick, easy and just downright the perfect nibbler. By replacing over half the fat in the bowl of these cookies with apple jelly, you are adding an extra touch of flavor.

Want to find out where the fireworks will be over the next couple of days? Check out the interactive map |Jul 3, 2016

In the mood to see some fireworks before the July 4th holiday is gone? Here is where you can find them.

Keep nutrition in mind while traveling for the 4th of July |Jul 1, 2016

Holiday travel has its perks, like getting away for a while and seeing family — but nobody enjoys holiday weight gain.

FROM THE GROUND UP: A prickly business |Jun 30, 2016

It’s possible that one reason why I love the natural world is that while it doesn’t always look organized, it always makes sense. What baffles me sometimes, though, is seeing how people choose to use plants in unnatural ways, for instance a giant blue spruce blocking the front entrance to a house or a forsythia hedge trimmed into ugly stubs.

Downingtown resident among the new ‘faces’ at Mount Rushmore |Jun 30, 2016

The traditional summer college internship evokes images of a confined business office littered with a smattering of suits, neckties and dress shoes.

Take exercise classes outdoors for health benefits |Jun 24, 2016

It’s not uncommon to run, bike or walk outside in the summer. But the sunny season and long days are also a great opportunity to bring traditionally indoor fitness classes out into the open. Exercise classes like Zumba, yoga and circuit training can easily be moved from the sometimes claustrophobic four walls of a building to the outside natural environment.

Spend summer in rays of sunshine for good health (photos) |Jun 10, 2016

The official first day of summer is June 20, which means it’s time to take it outdoors for swimming, bicycling, running and more.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Shake it up with vibration exercise machines |Jun 3, 2016

Vibration exercise machines are creating a buzz and it’s not just from the sound the platform makes when it’s on.

Dinner, delivered: Meal kits can save time and food waste |Jun 1, 2016

“We shortcut customers to the stove by taking care of the tough and stressful parts — the meal planning, grocery shopping and ingredient prepping — and delivering it straight to their home,” explained Rebecca Lewis, HelloFresh’s registered dietitian.

YANKEE CHEF: An egg salad for kids to try |Jun 1, 2016

Although I omitted the nuts (for those who simply cannot tolerate them), this is a tremendously flavorful egg salad that will quickly remind you of that classic Waldorf salad. If you are having issues with your children trying egg salad for the first time, this just may be a way to open that stubborn door for you.

Live Blog Replay: Winners of Ladies Hat Day at the Devon Horse Show announced |Jun 1, 2016

Winners were announced at Ladies Hat Day at the Devon Horse Show. Winners were Pamala Bastings - best in show, Lesley Brown of Villanova - Best of Devon, Winner of Most fascinating - Michelle Leonard of Bryn Mawr, The Main Line’s own ‘hat lady.

Celebrate Memorial Day with fried chicken |May 25, 2016

There’s something about the smell of fresh, crispy, tender, juicy fried chicken.

YANKEE CHEF: Sweet treat is ripe for fresh strawberries |May 25, 2016

Tapioca is quite confusing. It is marketed in several forms, with each company portraying their product in different manners. To put all this in a nutshell, minute, quick cooking and instant are all the same.

Fitness has no age when it comes to staying healthy as you get older |May 20, 2016

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to fitness and health. There are plenty of ways for people to stay active as they get older.