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Melissa Clark's Corn Salad

Just in Time for Mother’s Day and Summer: Melissa Clark’s Make-Ahead Corn Salad

Busy. Frantic. Schizophrenic. Over-booked. These are the modifiers that pop into my head while looking at my May/June calendar. Teacher appreciation lunches, SAT and AP tests, Mother’s Day, @dormantchef’s birthday, Memorial Day Weekend, my birthday, my daughter’s graduation, BlogherFood (I’m speaking!) and the list could go on. But I know I’m not alone in this […]

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – My Daughter Bakes Her First Cake!

After requesting and receiving two baking cookbooks for her 14th birthday, my daughter immediately dove in and made a Banana Caramel Cake from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. Here’s the final result (photo by her brother @techsavvyteen) and below that, a pictorial of the process: Click on any image below to see a revolving gallery […]

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Get your Kids in the Kitchen!

Looking back on our two-week holiday break from the normal routine of school, driving, homework, driving, activities, driving and did I mention driving?, I realize my favorite moments of the holiday season revolved around eating or cooking with friends and family (big surprise, right!). But most impressive of all is what my kids and their […]

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International Food Bloggers’ Conference Santa Monica – A Few Nibbles to Whet your Appetite

After three days in beautiful Santa Monica at the International Food Bloggers’ Conference learning, listening, eating, drinking, walking and dreaming about food and blogging, I could write in depth just about the beauty of Michael Moore’s stunning dinner Saturday night or the crazy creativity of the local LA food bloggers’ dishes at an after-conference gathering, […]

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A Virtual Gathering and a Pie for Mikey

In the Jewish religion, the key message of the bereavement process is that the mourner should not be alone. The role of the community is to tend to the needs of the mourners so they can sit shiva (seven days of mourning following death). Providing food so that the bereaved do not have to cook […]

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Update on The Fearless Baker Cookbook Giveaway – One Copy will be Signed!

After emailing with Emily Luchetti, she has graciously agreed to donate one of the two books for my giveaway and it will be a signed copy! In addition, Ms. Luchetti is conducting a survey related to her new cookbook and if you fill it out, she is entering the participants in her own drawing for […]

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche: French Fridays with Dorie on Friday!

Well, I did it. I made the French Fridays with Dorie recipe before Friday and posted about it on Friday. This really is Friday the 13th – strange things are happening. But here’s something even more amazing: I made a tart dough from scratch and it worked. If you’ve been reading my blog for a […]

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Ring in the Berry Season!

Besides warmer weather, more sunshine and the glorious countdown to the end of the school year, May also brings us berries. Vibrant red strawberries, plump pie-ready blueberries, and blackberries bursting with gushy goodness. And oh the double dates we can conjure up: – strawberries with rhubarb to celebrate the sweet and sour – blackberries with […]

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