The MOM 100 Blog

Six Great Grain Salads

You go through food phases, right? Periods of time when you want to eat only one thing, or one type of thing, almost all the time? Sometimes to the chagrin of those around you? The phase I have been in as of late is The Great Grain Salad Phase. I’m mixing and matching different cooked grains …

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A Cheese Board for National Cheese Day

I feel like kind of as ass for not knowing about national cheese day for so long.  Not that I’ve been a slouch in the cheese-consuming department.  I’ve absolutely been carrying my weight (insert pointed comment here).  But now that I know that June 4th is its very own holiday dedicated to celebrating cheese, I …

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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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Just Hanging Out with My Eighth Grade Home Ec Teacher!

Here’s a story that I can’t get tired of sharing, and that just keeps getting better. When I was in the eighth grade, you know, OVER 30 YEARS AGO, I had a home ec teacher who I thought was pretty cool, and she somehow thought I was pretty cool (even though I was a bit, …

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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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Simple Asian Salmon

There is a recipe for Asian Salmon in the first Mom 100 Cookbook and it remains one of my kids’ favorite fish dishes  (and lest you want to punch me in the nose, it’s not like the list of acceptable fish dishes is so long, I can assure you).  So, here is an encore recipe, …

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Bookstore

When I was 7 my family moved from New York City to Westport, CT.   My father was the catalyst for this event.  My mother could not have been less happy.  To this day she will tell people that “you can still see my heel marks on exit 17 when Peter turned off the highway.”  She …

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The Thanksgiving Timeline, for Reals

I am sharing all of my best tips and advice about making your Thanksgiving as smooth as a bowl of silky whipped sweet potatoes, but while these bits of advice are very useful, and I do stand by them, I also want to offer a glimpse what turkey day actually looks like in our home. …

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