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favor-”ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

July 1st, 2014

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex […]

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my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

June 16th, 2014

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co. via AOL Media.  All opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co. or AOL. We are lucky enough to have a grill right outside our back door, which […]

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sheet pan salmon and broccoli with chili-caper vinaigrette

sheet pan salmon and broccoli with chili-caper vinaigrette

May 6th, 2014

I’ve been obsessing over a certain kind of meal these days – in the “one pan” category, as I love the simplicity, and relatively fast prep. And then – as if by magic – a friend recently posted this recipe: While soups, chilis and casseroles also fall into the one-pot style of cooking, I’m an […]

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“mini cooks” dinner – enchilada lasagna (yum!)

"mini cooks" dinner - enchilada lasagna (yum!)

March 26th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks”! MJ, Joy and I have been having so much fun “cooking” up great recipes that are delicious as well as designed to get you and your little ones in the kitchen – together! Joy’s serving up dinner today, with a recipe that looks as easy as it does amazing! This […]

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d.i.y.: lobster roll & homemade mayo

lobster roll, homemade mayonnaise

July 26th, 2013

I know – it’s a DOUBLE “d.i.y.” today – woo hoo!! So it’s NO secret that I love me some lobster roll – so much that it would absolutely play a starring role in any “final meal” of mine. And my Instagram feed will totally back me up on this. Over many, many years I’ve […]

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when it’s too hot to cook (NOT that I’m complaining)

sliced steak arugula tomato pasta

July 12th, 2013

Sometime back in May – when I was truly convinced that summer was NEVER GOING TO COME – I instructed my family (along with anyone within earshot) to punch me in the throat should I complain even once about the heat. Of course, we are now on like the third straight week of sweltering, humid […]

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101: breaded cutlets

milanese chicken with arugula salad

June 7th, 2013

I know what you’re thinking: “Breaded chicken cutlets? Do I REALLY need a tutorial on this?” Yes, you do. We ALL do. When I got my long-awaited copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, I was so excited that I dropped what I was doing and immediately sat down to peruse all of the wonderful recipes. […]

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“simply” perfect

"simply" perfect

March 15th, 2013

When it comes to my favorite foods, I’m a simple gal at heart. Give me a great burger, a slice of toasted pound cake, a classic BLT, and I’m happy. But sometimes “simple” can be quite deceptive. Take stuffed shells. It’s one of my very favorite dishes – cheesy, saucy – what could be better? […]

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i’m a winter cook. short ribs.

i'm a winter cook. short ribs.

February 18th, 2013

I’ve never understood people who say that summertime entertaining is easier. Yes, you can just “throw things on the grill”. But the grill needs to be watched – and tended to – constantly. And then there are the side dishes to contend with – all of which have to be timed perfectly, so that everything […]

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chinese new year at ruby foo’s!

chinese new year at ruby foo's!

February 4th, 2013

Did you know that next Sunday (February 10th) is Chinese New Year? It’s the Year of the Snake and we’ll be celebrating at Ruby Foo’s restaurant in New York City: Doesn’t this look like a great event? I was asked to review a recipe for the event, and immediately gravitated toward the pepper beef. Conor […]

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