April 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES  — Men pick the movies. Women only go to movies that their husbands choose. And men definitely don't see movies about women.

That was the prevailing line of thought at Hollywood studios not too long ago. Denise Di Novi, a prolific producer behind everything from “Batman…

The French can be lovely until confronted

April 23, 2017

I’m home from 11 days in France, and I would like to report that, contrary to popular belief, the French people are not unfriendly and pretentious but rather pleasant for the most part. “A table for 10, Monsieurs and Madames? No problem. Please follow me,” we were told by more…

Baked muffin frittatas are quick, easy customizable treat

April 19, 2017

I recently became obsessed with these little crustless quiches.

They're more frittata but everyone who eats them likens them to quiche. However defined, they are quick and easy to prepare and can be filled with any of your favorite cheese, vegetable and/or meat combos.

Make sure that your…

Salmon with polenta, tomato vinaigrette makes a perfect dish

April 19, 2017

As Mother Nature nudges spring along, it's time to dream of the fresh, light meals that go hand in hand with this time of year.

How about a bright, rich pink piece of salmon perched atop a bed of polenta, piled with a mound of roasted cherry tomatoes, collapsed into their own sweetness? Well, all…