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Mini Pistachio, Walnut and Honey Baklava

Mini Pistachio, Walnut and Honey Baklava

| November 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Layers of flaky phyllo dough. Walnuts. Pistachios. Honey. Baklava is a symphony of flavors and textures. Served with homemade cinnamon whipped cream, it’s positively decadent. KitchenAid recently challenged me to create a mini baklava recipe. Honestly, this is a dessert I never imagined making — so I was more than a little apprehensive about it. […]

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Watch My Hood Sour Cream Meal Makeover Cooking Class

Watch My Hood Sour Cream Meal Makeover Cooking Class

| November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I headed south to Scarborough, Maine, to host an online cooking class for Hood. When I arrived, I discovered that it was being held in the cutest of kitchen stores in a quaint plaza just off I-95. For the 30-minute class, I talked, cooked and had so much fun. It was, […]

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Inside Fine Cooking

Inside Fine Cooking

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Something amazing happened recently. It was one of those experiences that had me pinching myself to be sure it was real. One afternoon I headed across town to the wooded campus of Taunton Press and met the staff of Fine Cooking. It was a total dream come true to see the offices, talk with the […]

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Bobby Flay on Cooking at Home, Sandwiches and More

Bobby Flay on Cooking at Home, Sandwiches and More

| April 19, 2011 | 12 Comments

Yesterday, I woke up in New York to a beautiful blue sky and a day filled with fabulous adventure … and sandwiches. Do you like sandwiches? I do. But not plain, slapped together ones. They need to be built with precision and care. They need to be well-thought out and considered. So, when the PR […]

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Making Pesto the Old-Fashioned Way

Making Pesto the Old-Fashioned Way

| April 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Basil. Garlic. Olive oil. Pine nuts. Parmesan. These are the makings of a fabulous, wonderful, delicious pesto — and believe me, I adore pesto. It’s fabulous on so many things: pasta, sandwiches, baked potatoes, whatever. When it comes to making pesto, I have always been a food processor girl. Seriously. Every pesto I have ever […]

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Thoughts on Cooking from Magazines

Thoughts on Cooking from Magazines

| April 1, 2010 | 7 Comments

Months ago, I started doing something new every week. Every weekend, I would sit down and decide what dishes would appear here for the next week. Taking the time to plan this into my week helped me to spend less time fretting over what to make and more time on the recipe development and writing. […]

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What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

| September 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Let’s take a break from cooking for just one day. I really want to tell you about what I did today, but I will forewarn you — I was invited to this event, a product launch. It’s not something that I generally talk about on this blog, but it was a great event at a […]

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Top Chef New York: Week Four

Top Chef New York: Week Four

| November 27, 2008 | 2 Comments

I need to get this off my chest: Ariane’s reaction to criticism during the Quick Fire challenge was pitiful. The flicked head and rolled eyes really got under my skin. Fast. She needs to step up or get out. If last season was the season of gratuitous cursing, this season is the season of bad […]

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Top Chef New York: Week 2

Top Chef New York: Week 2

| November 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

Wow, where to begin? A lot of the dishes served this episode seemed to fail. And in some of the cases, the chefs knew the dishes weren’t that good before they served them. Why send a not-so-good dish out? And what’s with all the dated plating and presentation? I would think that as Top Chef […]

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Top Chef New York: Week 1

Top Chef New York: Week 1

| November 13, 2008 | 4 Comments

It’s baaaacccckkkkkkk! Top Chef returned on Wednesday night, with a whole new cast of characters. This time the chefs are tackling New York, the city that never sleeps. Did you watch the episode? If so, read on after the jump.

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