Columnist: Don Mauer

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

A thirst-quenching, no sugar lemonade

            No surprise: it's almost August and it's hot.

            Everyone's thirsty and we all turn to a variety of thirst quenchers; some turn to a cold beer, some iced tea and others a cold soda.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Feel free to fix

I'm sure you've heard this more than once: "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." That basic adage can be applied to many things, including recipes.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

A flavorful recipe for fresh shrimp

At a young age I didn't like shrimp very much. Fortunately my Mom didn't either, so I didn't hear the dreaded: "You can't leave the dinner table until you clean your plate."


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Enjoy shrimp – fresh-caught off our coast

At a young age I didn't like shrimp very much. Fortunately my Mom didn't either, so I didn't hear the dreaded: "You can't leave the dinner table until you clean your plate."


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

A variation on Slate’s banana bread

Award-winning English food writer, journalist and broadcaster Nigel Slate shared his recipe for Chocolate Muscovado Banana Cake in Food52.com's new cookbook "Genius Recipes." The moment I saw the picture of Nigel's "cake" I was hooked. I could almost smell the aroma of it baking and I wanted to taste that "cake" now.



May. 19, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Recipe for ‘reduced-guilt chocolate cake’

One glance at the cover of "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook" had me doing a double-take. My head spun and my eyes widened the same way as dogs in Disney's "Up" when they hear ""Squirrel!!!"


May. 05, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

A meatloaf worthy of a gyro

For some, preparing a good ol' American meatloaf can be a messy hassle. It's not any easier for me, but after the aromas drift through my house and my meatloaf finally exits my oven, I remember why I made it and am willing to make it again in a week or two.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Two recipes from blogger Woodward

The Internet age sure has changed the way we go about finding recipes and connecting to cookbook authors.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

A recipe for leftover lamb

    Decades before fat became a bad word and years before he'd become a teenager, my youngest brother, Robert, hated fat. I'd watch him from across the dinner table as he struggled with a dull knife to trim every visible piece of fat from a steak.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

Holiday not needed to enjoy corned beef

St. Patrick’s Day reminded me that you don't have to be Irish to love corned beef and cabbage. Add a side of boiled potatoes and you've got a sensational combination.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

A low-carb take on pizza

I love pizza.

How long has this affair been going on?


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

Brownies, sweet without sugar

    I've never been more happy to admit I was wrong.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Vitt’s organic way to good health

Carrie Vitt has quite a story to tell and the ending turns out to be, well, good and delicious.

     But it didn't start out that way.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

A sugar-free, homemade candy bar

It's been six months since I showed sugars and refined carbohydrates (even whole grain wheat) the door.