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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 3

Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 3

| May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two hours ago, I edited this photo and sat down to write about it … but then I realized the Grey’s Anatomy season finale was on and I had to watch it. OMG, Grey’s. (And yes, that is all I am going to say about that.) We tried another recipe from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover […]

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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 2 (OMG Braised Cabbage!)

Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 2 (OMG Braised Cabbage!)

| May 12, 2010 | 4 Comments

So I made an awesome dish on Saturday, knowing full well that I was going to write about it this week. I plated it in a white bowl, mounding it just so. I even carefully placed bits of bacon in strategic spots. My camera was there at the ready … Apparently, I never actually photographed […]

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Cooking From Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 1

Cooking From Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 1

| May 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

Did you watch Jamie’s Food Revolution? The show followed Jamie Oliver as he sought to change the way people in Huntington, West Virginia, eat. Huntington, which was recently named the fattest town in the country, responded with some resistance. However, with Oliver’s persistence, school lunches went from frozen processed foods to healthier, fresh meals. As […]

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Joint Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow-Cooker BBQ Joint Beef Brisket Recipe

| October 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

Making food from scratch is one of those things that I take pride in. Pancakes? We have ‘em at least once a week, always from scratch. Biscuits? When I get the hankering I turn to a great recipe that I found on The Perfect Pantry. Cookies? Always from scratch. Macaroni and cheese? Usually from scratch. […]

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Q&A With Melissa Murphy

Q&A With Melissa Murphy

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I saw the cover of Sweet Melissa Baking Book, my mouth watered. The confectioner’s sugar topped dessert looked too good to be true. And when I later read the book (during my breaks at work), I was intrigued. I love author Melissa Murphy’s style. Her brief tidbits with each recipe really make the book […]

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My 2008 New Years Resolutions

My 2008 New Years Resolutions

| January 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions? I do. Every year. I don’t necessarily keep them every year though. Wish I could say that I did, but honestly like most people I fall away from the resolutions after a few weeks or months. But this year is different. My resolutions are grounded in things that […]

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A taste of ‘ino

A taste of ‘ino

| July 31, 2007 | 3 Comments

For a friend’s birthday several years ago, she wanted to try out a little West Village Italian Wine Bar known for it’s bruscettas, tramezzinnis, and paninis called ‘ino. The tiny restaurant doesn’t allow reservations and, as a result, we had a long wait to get in. I hate long waits anywhere, and this was no […]

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In My Library: THE BEST PIZZA IS MADE AT HOME

In My Library: THE BEST PIZZA IS MADE AT HOME

| December 16, 2006 | 1 Comment

My husband and I love to make pizza at home. We’ve been doing it for years, since we were dating. At one point when we were dating we wanted to try whole wheat pizza dough but couldn’t find any premade to try. Enter The Best Pizza Is Made At Home. Of course, I made it […]

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

| December 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

I received The Good Home Cookbook in the mail a few days ago after Andy of Spittoon Extra fame alerted me to these babies being given away to good homes so long as they got honestly written about. Honesty? That’s my specialty! First off, I was totally shocked by the size of this cookbook. It’s […]

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In My Library: VEGETARIAN PASTA COOKBOOK

In My Library: VEGETARIAN PASTA COOKBOOK

| December 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian. In fact, I was a vegetarian for a number of years (7 or 8, if memory serves me). I bought and poured over dozens of vegetarian cookbooks during that time, looking for innovative recipes that didn’t call for tofu. I am not particularly fond of tofu. The […]

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