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CILANTRO LIME YOGURT CHICKEN

Do yourself a favor and make this. It’s just the sort of recipe we all need in our lives (unless you happen to be a raw foodist, vegetarian, or suffer from a cilantro allergy).  Here’s why: It’s “weeknight supper” easy — The marinade gets whirled in a food processor and left to do its business on the chicken. […]

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HOW TO MAKE YOGURT

Until a few weeks ago, I never felt the urge to make yogurt. I imagine it has something to do with the fact that my mom made it when I was a kid, at a time when all I wanted was the store-bought kind with fruity syrup at the bottom of every carton. But two recent events got […]

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FOURTH OF JULY BERRY PARFAIT

This is a fabulous dessert with a funny name. It’s called Eton Mess, a dessert that originates from Eton College, a boarding school in the English countryside. I imagine it’s called a “mess” since, when you mix up its three traditional ingredients — strawberries, whipped cream, and meringue — it look rather messy. The taste, however, […]

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HOW TO CUT CORN OFF THE COB

Much as I might love to sink my teeth into a tender cob of corn, I like it even better sheared from the cob and made into a summer salad. But the process of stripping corn from cobs often results in a colossal mess. Never again. Here’s a tip for how to cut corn off the […]

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ULTIMATE EGG SANDWICH:
DUDE FOOD FOR FATHER’S DAY

With an eye towards determining the ingredient essentials for the Ultimate Father’s Day Breakfast Sandwich, I conducted a highly unscientific poll on my Facebook page and among the male population in my own home (a sample size of one). It wasn’t hard to land on some pretty clear conclusions:  a breakfast sandwich worthy of dads everywhere […]

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WHY TAPE IS MY NEW FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOL

Out running errands last week, one of the kids asked if we could “pretty please” buy a label maker. At first, I was swept up by the dreamy idea of a kitchen made orderly with smart looking printed labels. But the reality of what would actually ensue set me straight: 1. I’d plunk down 30 bucks for the electronic gadget 2. […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Started the week off with a Sunday supper where we grilled up a mess of Piri Piri Chicken and asked guests to bring potluck sides. The chicken didn’t disappoint, but it was my sister-in-law’s vegetables that stole the show. You can find tahini dressing similar to hers over on Cooking Light. We had half of a jar of […]

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10 HEALTHY SCHOOL PARTY SNACKS

Like most of you, we are about to begin the roll into summer as each of my three kids finishes up finals, English papers, and art projects.  Next up are the school parties that mark the close of the academic year, events that are often as much about cookies, chips, and soda, as they are about saying goodbye […]

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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BARK

I’m not particularly fond of the majority of of so-called health bars in the supermarket these days. Whether labeled  energy bars or nutrition supplement bars, granola bars or power bars, most of them are super processed with no shortage of sugar and loads of ingredients I’d need to hire a chemist to sort through. Manufacturers often pump them […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Started the week off on a sweet note since we were assigned dessert for a family potluck. With strawberry season in full swing (hope that’s the case where you are, too), I crowned this lovely Lemon Yogurt Cake with plenty of berries and a spoonful of yogurt cream. Delish. The next morning I needed a power […]

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