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planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 1 week to go!
This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have a super fun crew joining us...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 2 weeks and counting!
This post was originally published on November 10, 2011. Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away!  Is the exclamation point there to emphasize panic or joy?  I'm excited!  I've been teaching quite a few Thanksgiving-themed classes as of late and I'm feeling...

five friday favorites for making a turkey 11.7.14
I am in full Thanksgiving mode, cooking friends!  This is the time I check all my equipment so I don't have to fight the crowds in Williams-Sonoma the night before Thanksgiving because I can't find my meat thermometer.  Today I'm...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 3 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the one originally published on Thursday, November 3, 2011. If you followed the advice in my post last Thursday, perhaps you now have...

five friday favorites 10.31.14
Happy Halloween!  Remember what I always say about today being the day that sets off our sugar binges for the next few months!  Be mindful.  I have some new favorites I'd like to share with you today.  Enjoy!   oster dura ceramic...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 4 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the original, which was published on October 27, 2011.   I adore Thanksgiving.  I love the traditions, the food, the Macy’s parade on television while I am making my pies, the football games.   I...

five friday favorites 10.24.14
TGIF, friends!  Here's a few of my favorites this week, running the gamut from food to beauty care to kitchen aids and a fun little basket my husband gave me!     Glasslock Containers Little by little, piece-by-piece, my kitchen is slowly becoming...

five friday favorites 10.17.2014
Happy Friday, everyone!  Is it me or are the weeks FLYING by?  I've got some new favorites to share!   neat-os I am crazy about these neat-os bags.  Rachel, the founder of neat-os, came to one of my cooking classes and gave...

five friday favorites
Hi friends!  A few of my cooking class students suggested that I post onto my blog every week a few of my favorite products that I mention on Instagram, Facebook and in my classes.  They thought it would be...

what you should know about luncheon meats and what i buy instead
Now that school is back in session, I know we are all in lunch-making mode, among other things.  I always talk about how important it is to ensure the kids get enough protein throughout the day, especially when they...