The Drive: Cafe owner cooks way to success on Food Network

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Denise DiGrigoli welcomes Angela Baldanza, owner Baldanza Café in New Canaan, who recently cooked her way to victory on Food Network’s Cooks vs Cons. The culinary competition, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian on Food Network, sees talented home-cooks go up against kitchen professionals. She discusses her experience and shares a recipe. Watch the show below: Before getting … read more

An easy, meat-free empanada recipe for tailgate season

Katie Scott, the New England food policy coordinator with the Humane Society of the United States, shares a delicious, inexpensive and easy recipe for tailgate fun.  Watch below: The Humane Society of the United States encourages Americans to reduce meat consumption, for both health and environmental reasons, through its Meatless Mondays campaign. Get the recipe below: Savory meat-free empanadas recipe (makes … read more

Braised beef: a fall favorite

The cold weather is almost here and our Sunday family day gatherings are now starting out with sitting by the fireplace and sipping hot spiced cider (Joy’s special recipe of course). It’s a great time to get together and talk about the upcoming holidays and everyone’s part in it. Of course Joy will take over and control the conversation, and … read more