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10 School-Night Dinners That Will Make Your Life Easier

Some of you reading this have already run through that perennial gauntlet known as the back-to-school period. Some of you may still be reading school supply lists and wondering when you will find the time to get those medical forms signed by your pediatrician. Some of you (read: me) may find yourselves with your fingers …

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Ultimate Creamy Baked Wisconsin Macaroni and Cheese

You know the great Dr. Seuss story/poem Green Eggs and Ham?  And how finally Sam makes Daniel realize that he does in fact like Green Eggs and Ham, and Daniel joyfully ends with the words: I like green eggs and ham!  I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!  And I would eat them in a boat!  …

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Do You Like Pizza?

Just kidding. Of course you do. And don’t you wish you could make it really, really well at home? Of course you do. Baking teacher/pizza genius Peter Reinhart is offering an online mini class, Perfect Pizza at Home on Craftsy, and now you can take it for FREE. No more soggy or tough pizza crust, …

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In Memory of Christopher Idone (The Dirtiest Dinner Ever)

Last Friday the inimitable Christopher Idone died after a long battle with cancer, and two years in hospice. He was one of the best cooks I ever knew — decades ago he lived and wrote about much of what we know about authentic, simple, seasonal, and regional cooking today. His cookbooks Glorious Food and Glorious …

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Boy Mom

It Begins. The first moment I realized I was a bona fide, no-turning-back boy mom took place when Jack was 6 weeks old. My husband’s boss wanted him to come on a business trip to Miami, and (really kindly) suggested I come along with the baby, for a little change of scenery. What a great …

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#GivingTuesday2015

I get as caught up in the holidays as anyone else. I love shopping, I love sales, I love buying and giving gifts. I’m one of those people who purchases industrial-sized rolls of wrapping paper (those huge rolls you see at the gift wrapping stations you see in department stores…really I do). I am, it …

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Relax, It’s Just…..Risotto! (for starters)

SO excited about my new monthly column on FoodNetwork.com! It’s called: “Relax, It’s Just……” (fill in the blank). Every month I’ll share a new recipe, something that many people feel intimidated about making at home, and de-mystify the pants off of it. There will be detailed instructions, but written in language that even a novice …

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The Final Conedown

On Labor Day I went to a little beach on a lake with my family and some friends.  It was in the 80s, sunny, and gorgeous.  We had braced ourselves for a crowd, but we arrived to find almost no one there.  “I guess people just mentally flip the switch when school starts, and get …

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I Just Said a Mouth.com-ful

My job is a lot of fun.  It’s also a lot of work.  On most days it’s both at the same time.  Then every once in a while I get to do something that is so much fun, I can’t quite even think of it as work. That’s pretty much how I felt when Mouth.com …

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