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Passover Pleasures

Wed, April 09, 2014

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A decadent pleasure of Passover is licking sweetened condensed milk right out of the can. Since my macaroon recipe uses only 2/3 of a cup, I’ve got plenty of leftovers for my fingers.

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Chopped Contestant (Well Sort of)

Thu, March 27, 2014

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Lights, camera, action! I can finally share this remarkably fun experience I had as a contestant in a commercial for the Food Network show Chopped and the food company Hillshire Farm where we re-created what it would be like to be a contestant on the actual show Chopped.

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Spring in a Bowl

Tue, February 25, 2014

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That’s what Suzy named the delightful fennel salad we created for lunch the other day. With several feet of snow piled outside the windows, we sat down to enjoy a light and lemony lunch.

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Do it Yourself Sea Salted Caramels

Wed, February 12, 2014

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I’ve had many firsts but making homemade sea salted caramel is probably my favorite. For starters, salted caramels are at the very top of my culinary list.

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In Response to “The Eavesdropper” by Megan Garber

Tue, January 28, 2014

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I’m living like most in the “alone together” world that Sherry Turkle writes about in her new book “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other” Megan Garber describes in her recent article in the January/February edition of the Atlantic Monthly. I’ve got two out of my three kids entrenched in an electronic world, one in which cell phones almost seem like appendages to their physical bodies.

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Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Sat, January 18, 2014

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What’s your ideal comfort food? To me, it’s something creamy, flavorful, filling and has a crispy component. Hello friends! It’s not only soup making season around here but the chilly weather beckons for savory pies.

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Hodgepodge Veggie Soup

Thu, January 09, 2014

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I wasn’t kidding when I said it was soup making season here at Cooking With Friends and that continued as Jackie and I made two kinds of soup yesterday – a loaded with leeks potato leek soup and a hodgepodge veggie soup.

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