Hello From BlogHer ’10

Dear Readers, Check in Monday for a fabulous new cupcake recipe (you won’t believe what’s in it!) Frugal Fridays will return next Friday. Look for it! -S Yesterday morning, I arrived in New York bright and early for a day of meetings and parties, some leading up to the BlogHer Conference today and others about…

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Looking for a Tasty Summertime Dinner?

Behind the scenes, I am hard at work on several new recipes including a delicious chard, a mouthwatering shrimp pasta and a fab fresh fruit and cookie dessert. Unfortunately, they just aren’t ready yet … all need another round of tweaks and changes before I can share them here. Fortunately, my good friends at Tablespoon…

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I’m Guest Posting on Glamour Today!

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Hey everyone. Something very exciting is happening today. Seriously. I am guest blogging over on Glamour’s website (yes, that Glamour!). Christine Coppa, who writes the Storked! blog and is author of the recently released memoir Rattled!: A Memoir, asked me to share some tips on recession-proof cooking. So, of course I did! Head on over…

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Don’t Call Me a Foodie

What is a foodie? When I hear the word, it makes me shudder a bit. Given the way the word is used, it isn’t exactly something I want to be called. It’s brandished about with contempt and even sarcasm like brat or WASP. It’s meant to mean someone who appreciates good food and drink. However,…

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Food Boundaries are a Crock

View Larger Map The other morning, my dear friend Angel directed me to a story on Yahoo! News about a town in Italy that is banning any foreign flavors from emerging in their walled Tuscan center. The new rule doesn’t impact the restaurants that are already there, but it prevents new, foreign restaurants from opening…

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Music to Cook By

My mind has been elsewhere these past few weeks. It’s been consumed with thoughts of losing weight, eating better, exercising more, as well as more mundane thoughts of snow removal and getting all of my work done on time. I miss the leisurely days of last summer, when fresh vegetables were only a walk away…

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