For the Lunar New Year: Watercress Dumplings

Happy New Year, again! Yesterday was the first day of weeks-long celebrations of the beginning of the Year of the Ox. It’s snowing today and tomorrow, so we hope for better weather by Sunday when D.C.’s Chinatown will host a parade, lion dance and other festivities. To start the celebrations of Lunar New Year 4707, …

Gram’s Recipe Box: Molasses Crinkles

“Co-o-o-o-o-o-kie!!”… I can’t help but hear the voice of my favorite Muppet character in my head around this time of year when the baking pans come out and every available space (including chairs, mantels and ironing boards) is made into an impromptu board for cooling cookies, cakes or bread. This year especially most of our …