Archive | December, 2010

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), I took a wild-eyed spin around the kitchen — pantry, freezer, fridge, breadbasket – making a mental note of my options for a 20 minute answer to dinner (not many) and briefly considered […]

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WHOLESOME ANSWER TO AIRLINE EATS

It’s a universal rule of being a kid: no matter what your parents feed you there’s always something better. For me, it was Velveeta mac and cheese from a box. My mother’s homemade version, crusty brown and oozing sharp Cheddar, a dish I now recognize as food nirvana, didn’t measure up when I was 10. […]

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HOT POT HANDLES

  How many times have you grabbed a hot pot handle forgetting that it was still, well, hot. This is a trick I learned from my brother, a restaurant chef, that is standard practice in professional kitchens. Anytime you walk away from a pot or a baking pan that you’ve just pulled from the oven, […]

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JUICEBOX APPLESAUCE

Puttering around the kitchen the other morning, waiting for the kettle to signal my tea water was ready, I noticed our fruit bowl brimming with apples. Too many, it seemed, to be eaten out of hand before they’d start to go soft. Knowing the kids would be up soon, and with the question of what […]

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