Monthly Archives: November 2009

I Am Thankful For…

…so many things this year.  Here is a short list.  What about you? My wonderful husband and son, what’s life without them? My newly organized shelf of cookbooks, color coordinated (fashion over function but ahhh, it looks so good) Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

If ever there was a time to get in the kitchen and cook, this is it.  Wishing you all a juicy turkey and a Happy Thanksgiving. Appetizers on Thanksgiving are risky.  People show up at your house starving, having waited … Continue reading

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"Oh Sh*t" Soup!

Do you ever have that moment, around 3:00 in the afternoon, when you realize you have no dinner plan?  You haven’t been to the store, you don’t want to eat out, and you have no idea what to make-your first … Continue reading

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Jeff Koehler on Rice, Pasta, Couscous and more….

Last week I was lucky to attend a book signing with my friend Jeff Koehler.  His latest book, “Rice, Pasta, Couscous” is simply stunning.  Full of photos, stories, and recipes that let you live vicariously through his travels around the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Eight days and counting.  Have you decided what your Thanksgiving menu is yet?  The food sections are bursting at the seams with tips and recipes to make your life easier, and hopefully get that old green been casserole off your … Continue reading

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Pot Roast

For me, the best thing about fall and winter is braising.  I love the low and slow cooking process, coaxing out the flavors of meats and vegetables and transforming those tough cuts into something that melts in your mouth.  Yum! … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

It’s cool here, finally feeling like Fall. All the more reason to get into the kitchen! Here’s what I like in the food sections today. Spaghetti squash is one of those vegetables I never ate growing up. I’m guessing my … Continue reading

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