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    Anatomy of a Cookbook Photo Shoot

    The writing and publishing of a cookbook is a real process.  Interested in immediate gratification?  Oof, this is not your line of work. The manuscript for The Mom 100 Family Table is finished, it’s being edited by my excellent editor Suzanne, and we are spending the entire week shooting all 100 recipes (plus variations!) in... MORE

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    Clever Entertaining Idea #1

    After I’m done cooking, I sometimes fall down on the job when it comes to crafty or cunning presentation thoughts.  I’m like, “Hey, there’s a sprig of tarragon on the platter, what more do you want from me?”  And then I go somewhere and see all of the cute and smart things people do to... MORE

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    The Mom 100 Family Table

    So, what’s the new book about?  I’ll tell you! The Mom 100 Family Table is about making everyone in the whole family happy, including the cook.  It will be filled with dishes that everyone can enjoy together — and so, most of the recipes will have the Fork in the Road feature, the element that... MORE

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    How Long Do I Marinate That?

    Marinades are brilliant because essentially you can take any kind of meat or fish or seafood you like, give it a dunk in the mixture and you’ve turned a plain something into a great dinner. The more delicate the protein, the less you want to marinate it, especially if it contains citrus juices which can... MORE

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    And, DONE. Sort of.

    I have officially just completed the manuscript for the next cookbook, The Mom 100 Family Table.  Part of me feels great, part of me feels drained, and a big big part of me feels like I want to sleep for a week. But THAT’S not going to happen.   Momentarily I will start telling you... MORE

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    Stop Picking on Those Poor Little Ramps

    Did ramps ever think they would be the subject of so much heated debate?  These wild scallions, which grow in some parts of the country for a short period in the early spring, are always the subject of so much contention.  People love them, as uncultivate-able harbingers of spring, people hate them, because anything that... MORE

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    Keep Writing….Keep Writing…..

    I have been a bit remiss lately, in the blogging realm. Everyone who knows anything about blogs will always tell you, “Consistency is key.” “Regularity is critical.” Or my favorite, “I always say, a blog is like a hungry baby; it constantly needs to be fed.” Well, I believe you. But life will interfere, it... MORE

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    A Year, 2 Days, But Who’s Counting

    I was going to write something about my dad as the one year mark of his death approached.   And then I was going to write on the actual anniversary itself.  But I didn’t.  The pressure, I guess.  I don’t go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day with my husband either.  The expectations, right?  Who needs... MORE

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    Recipe: A Superbowl Menu…in process

    Oh, is the Superbowl this Sunday? I almost forgot. It’s not like I live in New York City where the traffic is snarled for miles because of Superbowl Boulevard, (toboggan ride, anyone?) and you can buy a Broncos or a Seahawks jersey or thong in any number of locations (yes, I said thong). And if... MORE

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    The January 2014 Fridge

    Here is a truism that I am holding close as we sail into 2014 after a seriously long and decadent holiday season: you can’t cook what you don’t have.  Between Thansgivingikuh, my younger son’s birthday (which gets overcompensated for since he is wedged into the Thanksgiving season), the holiday parties, the New Year’s celebrations, the... MORE

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