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MY TAKE ON FIVE TRENDY FOODS (part two)

A few weeks ago I promised a “part two” for my Five Trendy Foods series. Here you have it, my two cents on some of what’s hot in the marketplace. You can find part one by going here.  TURMERIC Talk about trendy, this spice, long prized in Central Asia for its culinary and medicinal properties, appears to be […]

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HOT TIP: HOW TO PREP THOSE LEAFY GREENS

I was out the other night with two friends who bonded over the fact that neither of them is particularly confident in the kitchen. They talked about how overwhelming it is to find a suitable recipe, figure out where to buy ingredients, and know what to do with them. As someone who’s profession involves hours in […]

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CHOCOLATE SYRUP FOR HOT COCOA OR COLD MILK

Bittersweet, that’s what it was, sitting with Mr Mom’s Kitchen and my oldest daughter across a desk from the counselor at school. Not the school psychologist, mind you. Or the academic counselor. The college counselor, for my daughter, who is closing in on her junior year of high school. Yes college: a place that seemed […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I guess I have chocolate on the brain. While strawberries and chocolate may be the perfect marriage, with so much gorgeous citrus in season, I figured a sectioned tangerine would make a fine substitute. And it was. Try! I worked on my egg poaching technique for my new cookbook this week. I […]

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HEALTHY SLOW COOKER CHILI

Why is it that the food we associate with watching sporting events inevitably falls into the not-so-good for you category? It’s a question I pondered on New Year’s Day while watching football along with a small crowd at my dad’s house. While the antics on the field  held little interest for me, I was quite enchanted by the big […]

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DOUBLE GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES
WITH RYE AND WHOLE WHEAT

The smell of butter and sugar and spices called them, one by one, into the kitchen. Molasses cookies were in the oven, beckoning with their aroma.  As I pulled out the first batch, the reponse from the kids was immediate and inevitable. The question I get every time I bake: “Is it healthy? they ask, with an […]

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A NOT-SO-DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

I’ve been keeping a secret. I’ve never been very good at secrets, at least not the happy kind. Take, for instance, how I handled the first three months of my pregnancies, a time when common sense dictates that you keep this news between you and your beloved. But each night, I’d have to confess to Mr. […]

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AND THE WINNER IS….
BEST OF THE BLOG 2014

I don’t know about your 7th grade, but in mine one of the highlights was an end-of-year ritual known as Superlatives. Members of the student body voted for fellow classmates in a variety of categories, the most coveted being “Most Popular”, “Best Looking”, and naturally, “Cutest Couple”. I still remember a twinge of envy when my friend […]

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GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY YEAR FOUR!!

Where were you four years ago? How old were your kids back then? What were you up to in the kitchen? I was here, at my desk, writing my first post, which was all about applesauce. My tech skills were minimal, my photos uninspired, and my audience included, in no specific order: My parents My […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

The theme for me in the kitchen of late seems to be schizophrenic. Either I’m deep into cooking projects or it’s seat-of-your-pants affair. The latter was the case with this speedy Vietnamese chicken salad involving a rotisserie chicken, a tub of shredded cabbage, and bunch of cilantro. I tossed the cabbage with the cilantro, dressed it with lime juice, […]

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