Archive | July, 2012

CAFE CON LECHE ICE POPS

Mr. Mom’s Kitchen thinks I’m a real wimp when it comes to coffee. He’s a guy so passionate about his cup-of-Joe that he’ll wait in a 20 minute line for his preferred brew and look for beans roasted within days of buying them. He drinks it black, no sugar, and can down a double espresso […]

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GOLD MEDAL EATS

Seems the lead up to every big sporting event in this country is accompanied by an endless stream of newspaper and magazine features about game day eats. But with the biggest games of all set to launch today with the Opening Ceremonies in London, I’ve been surprised by the lack of inspiration around Olympic-themed get […]

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SLOW COOKER BLACK-EYED PEA AND PORK CHILI

“Lose inches off your waistline in three days!” “Drop two dress sizes overnight!” “Make dinner while you’re at the beach!.” False advertising, especially when it has to do with food and health makes me a little nutty. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But, in this case, that third statement, […]

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STRIPED JUICE BAR ICE POPS

I figured it was high time for a giveaway and since it’s the peak of summer, something appropriately themed was in order. Ice pops. Truly, the perfect seasonal treat: Refreshing, light, and when made well, low in calories and sugar. So, I’m giving away an Ice Pop Gift Set which includes a copy of the […]

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THE “NO SODA” PLEDGE

A month or so ago I went on a bit of a diatribe over soda consumption, rattling on about its contribution to the obesity epidemic and how buying it only adds to the problem by supporting the soft drink companies. My three children were at the receiving end of all this, their eyes glazed over […]

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LEMON OLALLIEBERRY MUFFINS

Every time I bake, ok maybe not every time, but almost every time, I think about Marion Cunningham, the doyenne of home cooking for whom I spent the better part of a year interning. I learned more about baking under her care than all the years since, which is why, even today, she’s in my […]

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HERB CRÈME FRAICHE WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES

If ever I were to become addicted to a food, this might be it. Crème fraiche is the crack of the dairy case. I wrote about crème fraiche several weeks ago after stumbling upon a recipe singing its culinary praises. I’ve made several batches since then, ultimately doling it out to friends lest I O.D. […]

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