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SLOW COOKER CHILI
A HEALTHY SUPERBOWL (OR ANYDAY) SUPPER

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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SALTED BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE CUPS

A handful of blocks from my house sits Blue Plate, a long-standing neighborhood eatery that has become a favorite local haunt. It’s cramped and cozy, with a kitchen so tiny, I wonder how on Earth they manage to produce such terrific food. There is a back patio that beckons on any of the rare warm San Francisco […]

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EIGHT IDEAS FOR THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, and already I’m talking leftovers. That’s because leftovers are the best part of the holiday, even better, in my opinion, than the meal itself. Pumpkin pie never tasted so good as when spooned straight out of the pie plate the morning after. Turkey, cold from the fridge, is at its finest layered […]

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FLU FIGHTERS! 5 IDEAS FOR HEALING FOODS

Along with holiday celebrations and chilly weather, the close of the year also brings flu season, which according to the Centers for Disease Control, usually peaks in February.  Now is the time to think about shoring up our immune systems. One of the best ways to do that is to consider what you put on your […]

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GIVEAWAY! A SET OF SLOW COOKER SPICES
THAT WILL ROCK YOUR ROUTINE

  (This giveaway in now closed) Here’s the problem with today’s giveaway: I want to keep the prize for my very own self. I’m so excited, I’m not sure where to begin. My friends Jane and Meg —  I’ve told you about them before and shared many of their slow cooker recipes – are two […]

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