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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Battle of the Blintz Returns – Russian Grandma’s Recipe Prevails!

Last year, my brave and kitchen-savvy teenage son challenged his uber-talented Aunt Sharon to a blintz-off for our annual break-the-fast meal on Yom Kippur. It ended in a tie with Sharon’s crepes taking the lead but my son’s filling getting top nod. In case you aren’t blintz-aware, a blintz is a cheese-filled pancake usually pan-fried […]

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Braising Brisket – Perfect for Fall and Rosh Hashanah

To be honest, I was not really looking forward to fall – colder weather, school carpools and homework, waning daylight – and then I remembered how much I love braising. Braising is a cooking method that involves long slow cooking of various kinds of meats in some type of liquid. If you love your slow […]

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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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French Fridays with Dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy, Cheesy, Garlicky Rice w Spinach

It’s been a while (May 13) since I cooked with the wonderful group French Fridays with Dorie. But along with my usual late-to-the-party Saturday arrival, I’m changing up the ingredients and method this week as well. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe – creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach – is filled with fascinating background on the French and […]

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Prosecco-braised and finished with apricot bacon bbq sauce on the grill

How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs

If you’re like me, you were pleasantly surprised when you remembered we’re heading into a 3-day Labor Day Weekend. So what are you going to do with that extra 24 hours you just gained? How about enjoying the last warm days of summer outside with your grill and some family and friends eating these yummy […]

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Don’t Forget the Figs!

While we revel in the last days of summer before the daylight dwindles and the school stress soars, it’s hard to miss the plethora of peaches at the farmer’s market. And you wouldn’t want to miss them but while you eat your peach pie – Don’t Forget the Figs! And if your idea of a […]

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