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A Hungry Teen Eats Manhattan

My family just returned from a 6-day spring break trip to Manhattan, indulging in all the expected tourist activities including Broadway shows with a once-in-a-lifetime backstage tour of Phantom, 5th Avenue shopping, and a gut-wrenching visit to Ground Zero. But as a family of foodies, eating was always a priority. My 16-year old son is […]

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More Sunny Food for a Rainy Day – “linear caprese” photo featured in the LA Times Food section!

Yesterday I wrote about a wonderful spring-like dish — grilled steak and arugula salad – while the rain pelted against the window and the temperature dropped into the 40s. While I optimistically wrote about spring in hopes of creating some sunny weather mojo, another sign of spring sprang up in the LA Times Food section. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Baking Bacon via Cooking Light Magazine

No time to write a post so how about a Wordless Wednesday? Tried a new technique for cooking bacon last night that I found in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine. The pictures tell most of the story. For more wordless recipes, check out Eat the Love’s March 4 post, 5SecondRules’s March 10 post and […]

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French Fridays with Dorie – Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

When I had the immense pleasure to meet the charming cookbook author and brilliant baker Dorie Greenspan at BlogHerFood last October, she asked me to write to her when I prepared something out of her new cookbook, Around My French Table. So last November, we made her fabulous dish Short Ribs in Red Wine and […]

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And the Winner is…

Announcing TWO winners of OMG! Yummy’s “Cookbook of your Choice” Giveaway Thanks to everyone who entered my first-ever giveaway on OMG! Yummy. I loved reading every single entry – I never seem to tire of meeting new people who love food and finding out what their inspiration is in the kitchen. Wow – from cooking […]

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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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Pie Dough for Dummies — Top Tips for the Doughaphobic

Acrophobia, claustrophobia, doughaphobia. I have successfully faced the demons of the first two phobias but am embarrassed to admit that leading into my 47th Thanksgiving, I was still doughaphobic. I’ve alluded to this debilitating anxiety in previous posts (How Did Bubbe Bake It – Part 1) and now feel that if you are all to […]

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How to Make Award-Winning Rugelach: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

In my Bake for the Memories post, I mentioned our rugelach and how proud we were that our favorite baker awarded these tasty gems her esteemed stamp of approval as equaling, or perhaps even besting her best effort. So now I share with you our journey over the last few days of making 16 dozen […]

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