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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

For those of you who know me personally or read my blog regularly, you’ll know that it is nearly impossible for me to be wordless. But here’s my attempt using the photo caption as my cheat. (Sneaky of me, isn’t it?) Long Wordy Caption: Ready to get in the mood for Halloween and Thanksgiving? Add […]

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Guest Post on Eating Rules! – Part of the October #Unprocessed Challenge

I originally met Andrew Wilder of the food blog Eating Rules at BlogHerFood ’10 in San Francisco. When I learned of his 2010 Unprocessed Food Challenge, we discussed the reality of a busy mom succeeding at feeding her family unprocessed food for 30 days in a row. He explained that the real goal was education and […]

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‘Baking with Dorie’ iPad App and Great Grains Muffins

Almost one year after I wrote this post OMG iPad! – Tempting Technology in the Kitchen, I received an email about testing out Dorie Greenspan’s new iPad baking app called Baking with Dorie. In my original post, I predicted that the iPad would bring exciting countertop functionality into our kitchens, but I didn’t anticipate the appearance […]

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Cookbook Club at Williams-Sonoma and OMG! Yummy’s First Cookbook Giveaway

The other day I was lucky enough to have an hour free with no pre-scheduled purpose so of course I found myself in a food-related activity – browsing the culinary offerings at Williams-Sonoma in Los Gatos, CA. The demo area in the front of the store smelled of tasty samples so with an empty stomach […]

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Blueberry Pie to Warm up your Winter

Did you all have a mouth-watering and yummy holiday season? Did you ring in the new year with some memorable food and drink? My family did and one of the many highlights was blueberry pie. That’s right! We decided to make a summertime pie on Christmas Day. It was a touch of sunshine on an […]

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Whole Foods Opens in South San Jose!

In certain parts of San Jose, especially near where I live, there is a dearth of great restaurants and healthy, gourmet grocery stores. So when a Whole Foods store opens up, it’s big news in this town, especially to me. Though it is 15 minutes from my house, it is on my way home from […]

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Surviving the Halloween Junk Food Glut: Ten Snacking Tips for Busy Parents

With Halloween just around the corner, stock up your pantry and refrigerator with some healthy snack foods before the candy and treats take up all the space. You’ll find ten suggestions for some unprocessed, tasty snack choices in my guest post at EatingRules. For the month of October, EatingRules has challenged us to eat only […]

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How Did Bubbe Bake It - BlogHerFood aha moment

How Did Bubbe Bake It – The Prequel

Recounting a great BlogHerFood 10 “aha” moment     In March of 2010, I wrote a post called How Did Bubbe Bake It – Part 1, exploring a sketchy recipe I had written down capturing how my maternal grandmother baked a Jewish 3-sided cookie called a hamantaschen. In the post, I promised to write Part […]

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