Archive | December, 2011

“PRETTY IN PINK” CHAMPAGNE AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAIL

I’ve got a soft spot for all things bubbly, be it the kind you blow through a little plastic wand, the ones that percolate out of a hot bath, and of course the liquid variety that pours from a bottle, most especially on New Year’s Eve. I figured some of you might be jonesing for […]

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WEEKNIGHT SPAGHETTI WITH CLAMS

A few weeks ago Mr. Mom’s Kitchen and I took off for a much-needed overnight away from the kids. We did some nutty stuff, like — slept, read, took a walk, took a run, ate, snuggled, watched a movie — all blissfully uninterrupted. On route to the getaway, we stopped in Sausalito, just North of […]

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COCOA DUSTED ALMONDS

A few months back I was sitting on the sidelines of a soccer game when a dad I didn’t recognize held out a bag of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds: two of my favorite foods under one proverbial roof. I went in big and the nuts didn’t disappoint. Without realizing it, I had commandeered the bag […]

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GLAMORAMA MAMA GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY

Ok hot mamas, it’s time to get your holiday glamour on. As I said last week, today marks the one year anniversary of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. It’s been a fantastic venture. In addition to getting to know so many of you, I’ve also just signed a cookbook deal with Chronicle Books (yippee!), was included among […]

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THREE EASY APPETIZERS

I’m not much of an appetizer aficianado. It’s a rare day that you’ll find me rolling out my own puff pastry dough to mold into fussy canapés.  When I throw a dinner party, I want guests to come to the table good and hungry, so often go minimal when it comes to pre-meal eats: a […]

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SIMPLE STRATEGY TO PREVENT HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

We’ve all heard the stats over how much weight can pile on between Thanksgiving supper and New Year’s Day brunch. On the one hand, cooking magazines tantalize us with drool-worthy photos of holiday eats, while women’s glossies warn us not to over-indulge. Indeed, the gauntlet of food- and drink-centric festivities is in full swing, which […]

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