PISTACHIO PESTO PASTA
AND SURVIVING DINNER

For many families, mine included, the weeks between Spring break and summertime are the toughest of the school year. Churning out meals on a schedule feels harder in May than it did in September. It’s the time of year when you might find yourself ...

MKH “TOP TEN” RECIPES

My children will be the first to inform you that I’m the least tech-savvy person they know, which is why it sometimes strikes me as odd that I find myself the keeper of a blog. I focus very little on the technical aspects ...

MY WEEK IN FOOD

  Started the week off on a fancy note at a birthday party for my sister-in-law where a barrel of oysters and a big bottle of bubbly greeted us before we even got to the front door. My kind of party. Followed by ...

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CHOCOLATE BUNNY-COVERED STRAWBERRIES

My family knows better than anyone that I go weak at the knees for chocolate. Come Easter time, I’m forever sneaking into ...

OVERNIGHT STEEL CUT OATMEAL

In the world of oats, the steel-cut variety is at the top of the “good-for-you” food chain. Minimally processed, steel-cut oats are ...

PROSCIUTTO ARUGULA LAVASH PIZZA

I hadn’t gotten to the subject of dinner and it was past five. With three hungry kids nipping at my heels (literally), ...

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ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH VANILLA MOUSSE & STRAWBERRIES

I’m crazy for cake. Cupcakes, layer cakes, ice cream cakes, pound cakes, chocolate, lemon, spice, carrot, marbled, bundt, and so on. And why not? Cake is the international symbol for a celebration, at the center of all of life’s great festivities, from birthdays to baptisms. But the fact that cake is undeniably party food doesn’t […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

I rolled right on past last Friday without My Week in Food, so have lots to share, starting with this bubbling cauldron of pasta sauce made for dinner with friends. Braised a five pound pork shoulder in four cans of San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and chopped onion. After a day on the stove, I shredded […]

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HOW TO SHOP SMART
IN THE SNACK AISLE

One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and bananas sold at the check out line of my local Target. That welcome sight flooded me with so much optimism, my kids worried that I might cry. Instead, I bought an […]

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PRETTY PROSCIUTTO & SPINACH EGG CUPS

It’s the dirty little secret of cooking (or perhaps not such a secret): That making meals is messy. Parents the world over are forever bemoaning the lack of time to plan dinners or grocery shop or cook, blaming this daunting triumvirate on their propensity towards takeout. But cleaning up the aftermath of mealtime is one […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

It’s pouring rain today, which makes it hard to imagine that a week ago we were outside under blazing sun and this picnic of “no-prep” provisions picked up from Birite Market. That night I shared dinner with just my oldest, so we did salad for supper: mixed greens, shredded purple cabbage, toasted walnuts, sliced apples, […]

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COCONUT WALNUT TEFF SCONES: A YEAR OF WHOLE GRAINS

It’s that time: A Year of Whole Grains. We’re in month three, and we’re going deep…and a little obscure. Meet Miss March: teff. It’s as tiny as a poppy seed, so tiny, in fact, that the nutrient-rich bran and germ aren’t ever removed in processing, so it’s always a whole grain. Go teff! That’s whole […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the week, a heads up to stay tuned for these Coconut Date Walnut Scones, part of my Year of Whole Grains series, coming your way next week! I needed those scones, along with a cup of hot tea, when I was in chilly Chicago last week, teaming […]

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FRIENDSHIP AND FRENCH LENTIL SALAD

Like every parent, when my kids were tiny, my husband and I made all the decisions, from what they’d eat for breakfast to when they’d go to bed. In the toddler years, we even chose their playmates since, most often, they were the conveniently timed offspring of our own friends. By preschool, my kids were […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

If you’ve been following along at all on Instagram or Facebook, you may know that I’m headed to Chicago for a couple of book events/a culinary conference/and to find out if my book and video will snag an IACP award. Fingers and toes crossed. I don’t know about you, but for me, getting my house and […]

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GORGEOUS GREEK CHICKEN AND POTATOES

Sunday supper was sacred in my house growing up. It inevitably involved a roast of some sort, often accompanied by potatoes, always with a salad and vegetable on the side. Our attendance at the table wasn’t considered optional; and we didn’t want it to be since the meal was always top notch. In my own […]

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