Archive | December, 2011

PRETTY IN PINK CHAMPAGNE 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 AND OTHER WHOLESOME HOLIDAY GIFTS

A few months back I was sitting on the sidelines of a soccer game chatting with a group of moms 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; they were delicious. Without realizing it, I […]

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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

It’s a rare day that you’ll find me rolling out my own puff pastry dough to mold into fussy canapés. Frankly, I don’t have much of a repertoire of appetizers at all. When I throw a dinner party, I want guests to come to the table good and hungry, so usually go minimal on the […]

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SIMPLE STRATEGY TO SKIP 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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