TENDER CRANBERRY STREUSEL MUFFINS

My mom says crafting was the best way she knew to keep her small tribe of highly active and often mischievous children occupied. She had three of us in rapid succession, with no car or spare income, a husband who worked long hours, and more ...

FLU FIGHTERS! 5 IDEAS FOR HEALING FOODS

Along with holiday celebrations and chilly weather, the close of the year also brings flu season, which according to the Centers for Disease Control, usually peaks in February.  Now is the time to think about shoring up our immune systems. One of the ...

MY WEEK IN FOOD

I do believe I’m a little behind here on My Week in Food, so let’s catch up starting with breakast. Made this pretty little meal for a food writer  friend who stopped by to talk shop. Took advantage of all my favorite fall ...

Easy Recipes, Table Topics & Fresh Ideas

BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS WITH BROWN BUTTER GLAZE

It’s probably safe to assume that at this point the country is replete with enough Thanksgiving dinner inspiration to last into the ...

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

At six weeks pregnant, my sister Annie learned that at that stage of gestation, her baby was the size of a lentil. ...

NOT LETTING GO OF FAMILY DINNER

It’s been a month or so since Mr. Mom’s Kitchen and I (tearfully) delivered our oldest daughter to her first day of ...

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GIVEAWAY! A SET OF SLOW COOKER SPICES
THAT WILL ROCK YOUR ROUTINE

  (This giveaway in now closed) Here’s the problem with today’s giveaway: I want to keep the prize for my very own self. I’m so excited, I’m not sure where to begin. My friends Jane and Meg —  I’ve told you about them before and shared many of their slow cooker recipes – are two […]

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SMOKED SALMON AND AVOCADO TARTINE ON RYE

It’s that time again, the latest intallation in my Year of Whole Grains. We’re nearing the end of the series, and I would be remiss if I didn’t include humble rye. On the occasion of this special grain, I invited Courtney Woo to guest post today. She’s a recent college graduate, a registered dietitian-in-training, and […]

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FOOD FINDS AT FNCE YEAR THREE

Wondering what’s new (or at least new to me) on the health and nutrition scene? Each year I attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference and report back on my discoveries. Thousands of  registered dietitians gather to network, attend  lectures on the latest research, learn about new tools in the field, and spend time in […]

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WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH SOFT EGGS AND PROSCIUTTO CHIPS

Back when I was a newlywed, Mr. Mom’s Kitchen and I shared a tiny apartment in New York City just a few blocks from NYU where I was going to grad school. The kitchen was a mere afterthought, something you could miss if you blinked once on your way down a narrow hall to our miniature […]

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WHAT ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP CHEF FEEDS HIS CHILD

That’s me, feeling positively starstruck in the presence of Yotam Ottolenghi, one of the most admired chefs in the world at the moment. The Israeli-born, London-based guru of vegetable cookery was in town over the weekend as part of a tour for his latest cookbook, Plenty More (Ten Speed Press, 2014). Guests at the event were […]

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CAJUN-SPICED FISH WITH CREAMY CAPER SAUCE

Does your spice drawer look anything like mine? It’s not pretty. Sure, plenty of good stuff makes its home there — coriander and cumin, black peppercorns, cinnamon and ginger. These are the staples of my cooking. I use them weekly, if not daily, and replace them often, relying mostly on the bulk spice section of […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

  What we cooked this week was dictated largely by the fact that we harvested the remains of the garden for the season, starting with these French red pumpkins, which I believe are bound for a soup pot. I have a few sugar pie pumkins too, which I’ll roast for pie like this. or this    There […]

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T LOOK DOWN
(PLUS, LIGHTER LEMON SQUARES)

As I hurried across the street, I saw her approaching from half of a block away. Reflexively, I looked down, doing what I sometimes do when things get uncomfortable. Face the ground. Ignore what is so clearly right in front of me. Homelessness, poverty. hunger. As she got closer, moving in my direction, I forced […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Started the week by picking up these mini eggplants at the farmers’ market, each of which was about the size of an apple. I almost didn’t want to cook them, they were so cute. Alas, I did anyway, by cutting them in half and roasting them in a 375 degree oven until nearly done. I then […]

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QUICK AND CRISPY SKILLET KALE

It was practically groundbreaking. The news I heard last summer while rifling through the fridge, looking for the bunch of kale I’d bought for dinner. “Has anyone seen the kale?” I asked the kids, with zero expectation that they’d know of its whereabouts. Instead the response came back, “Yeah, we had it for snack today.” […]

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