Cooking with Kids: Balsamic Tomato, Corn and Cucumber Panzanella Recipe

Earlier this year, I made my first panzanella (aka bread salad). It was a fabulous, flavorful, fresh salad perfect for a summertime (and it’s so unfair of me to mention it, since that is one of the few recipes I kept to myself — I promise to reveal it someday). So, when I contemplated how…

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Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

My kids and I have a love affair with paninis. The toasty pressed sandwiches have so many possibilities for fabulous, delicious fillings: chicken, pesto and tomato; ham, Swiss and honey mustard; roast beef, blue cheese and arugula. The list goes on and on. Well, in researching for my Tablespoon.com column, I discovered that August is…

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless…

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Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

When I was a little kid, I dreaded having baked potatoes with dinner. It got to the point where I would audibly groan at the mention of them (how awful, right?). There was just nothing about them that I enjoyed. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream, and melty butter on semi-mashed potato doesn’t…

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Cooking with Kids: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Things (and Are You Going to BlogHer ’10?)

When the email arrived months ago asking if I would speak at the annual BlogHer Conference in August, I answered a quick yes. The topic, Family Foodies: Raising a New Generation of Gourmands, couldn’t be more perfect for me. It’s everything I am passionate about: cooking good, healthy, budget-friendly meals that my whole family will…

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once,…

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