Thursday, January 26, 2017

From The Daily Meal: What's not on Westin Hotels' new Eat Well menu is almost as interesting as what is...PLUS The recipe for Westin's Citrus Berry Spritz

All Photos on this post courtesy of Westin Hotels
Monte Mathews
The Daily Meal Staff Writer

When the Marriott Corporation acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts last fall, it became the steward of 30 hotel brands including Westin Hotels — all 210 of them with another 48 in the works. To separate itself from the pack, Westin, a leader in business travel, dug deep and has now carved a position for itself based on a simple concept: wellness.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ina Garten's Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Serve it straight from the pot on Night One...
Or keep it refrigerated overnight and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes on Day 2.

On more than one winter night at our house, pasta dishes have great appeal.  Hearty and comforting, they're hard to beat as winter warmers.  That being said, I’d be hard pressed to find a pasta recipe that does all that and comes together in as little time as this one.  Whereas most pasta sauces are hours-long affairs, this one is positively stream-lined.  It takes all of 45 minutes from start to finish.  And there’s an added bonus here.  You can eat it as soon as it’s ready. Or you can make it a day in advance, put it into gratin dishes, refrigerate them overnight and bake them the next day for all of 20 minutes.  It’s another gem from Ina Garten in her most recent cookbook “Cooking for Jeffrey” (Clarkson Potter 2016).  All I can say is Jeffrey is one lucky man.