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On Cheese

The other day I tuned in to The View and a certain “celebrity” chef from a particular food-focused network was teaching Sherri how to healthy-up her lasagna. This included replacing white flour lasagna noodles with whole wheat ones (fine) replacing the ground meat with seared salmon (um…) and the ricotta cheese with no-fat cottage cheese. Sherri asked the person preparing the dish why they would sub cottage cheese for ricotta. A brief pause betrayed a moment of “I have no idea. QUICK! Make something up!!” And the reply? To millions of ladies trying to slim down? “Its better for you.” Oh, really?
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Guava & Fresh Cheese Empanadas

When my husband and I first met, I fell in love with his spontaneity. I was teaching middle school and the day before I left Brooklyn for Thanksgiving at my parents’ house, we got a beer at the bar we met in and I asked, “Want to camping in February?” We’d practically just met at the time and without pause, he said, “Yes!” A true testament to his sense of adventure.







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Cooking with Aphrodisiacs at Home

If you are feeling amorous this Valentine’s Day, consider an easy-to-prepare, romantic dinner for your lover, prepared at home for under $100. These are the recipes that I wrote for the Daily Connection and the cooking segment I shot will air on NBC in Washington D.C. at 3pm on Friday. Not in DC? That’s okay! I’ll post a link to the video as soon as it airs!







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Farm Camp

Mark and I just returned from Farm Camp, a weekend near the Adirondack Mountains in New York, spent with other people from the culinary world, hosted by the wonderful Jen and Mike, owners of Flying Pigs Farm. Mary Cleaver, owner…
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Sometimes you have to make two dinners

When you are cooking, there are some basic rules of thumb.   1: Don’t let the gas run if the burner isn’t lit. 2: If in doubt, throw it out. 3: Marinading should be done for at least 24 hours….
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