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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

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

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)

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

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

101: breaded cutlets

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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dairy free: “cheezy” broccoli fritters

dairy free: “cheezy” broccoli fritters

January 29th, 2013

Okay guys- we’re almost at the “dairy-free” finish line and I’m churning out the recipes fast and furiously! Today it’s a savory side dish (or a light meal/vegan entree) that highlights one of the best vegan blogs out there. It’s called Healthy. Happy. Life., and is written and photographed by Kathy Patalsky. I really, really admire […]

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mealtime bootcamp: caroline wins meal planning!

mealtime bootcamp: caroline wins meal planning!

January 18th, 2013

Happy Friday! I am SO delighted to present today’s guest post, by the lovely Caroline. She has been hard at work implementing my meal planning strategies and here’s what she has to say! Hi everyone! As you may recall, I was really struggling with planning my family meals so I turned to expert, Sheri Silver, […]

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mealtime bootcamp: meal planning!

mealtime bootcamp: meal planning!

January 11th, 2013

I’m so excited to get started on helping Caroline address some of her greatest challenges in cooking for her family (though, truth be told, I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that this talented woman is challenged in any way whatsoever!). Today I’m going to tackle the first – meal planning. Caroline wanted […]

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