Mini Risotto Cakes Recipe

mini risotto cakes | pamela salzman

One of my resolutions for 2016 is to entertain more at home than I did in 2015.  I used to invite friends over 2-3 times/month before I started teaching cooking classes full-time.  By the time Friday rolls around, I'm kind of over major food prep.  So cooking for friends fell by the wayside.  But I ...

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How to Upgrade Basic Dip

how to upgrade basic dip | pamela salzman

I hope you have all been enjoying a lovely holiday season.  I am especially grateful for this time of year since my oldest is home from college and our family is complete.  There's nothing I cherish more than everyone being together, especially when we can also spend quality time with my whole ...

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Brussels Sprout Latkes Recipe

brussels sprout latkes | pamela salzman

I think I've mentioned this before, but I learned how to make latkes from an unlikely source -- my Puerto Rican mother-in-law, who like me, also did not grow up Jewish.  But let me tell you something.  That woman makes the best latkes I have ever had.  The. Best.  And I've had a lot.  They're a ...

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How to Make Healthy and Delicious Summer Rolls *VIDEO*

how to make healthy and delicious summer rolls | pamela salzman

I love summer rolls -- crunchy, fresh, and flavorful all wrapped in a delicate rice paper wrapper.  Summer rolls are one of those things I never thought I could make at home.  The wrappers, the rolling, the sauce!  Not only are they way easier than I imagined, but they can be quite the nutritious ...

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Vegan Queso Recipe

Vegan Queso | pamela salzman

My oldest daughter is a freshman in college, if you can believe it.  I totally cannot believe because I feel like I was just in college!  She's going to school in Texas where she is enjoying a lot of (shocking, I'm sure) Tex-Mex food.  When we went to visit over Parents' Weekend, our first meal was ...

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brussels sprout sliders recipe

brussels sprout sliders | pamela salzman

During the holidays, I find myself saying quite often, "Oh, what the heck.  It's the holidays," as I add a handful of cheese or have an extra cookie.  But the "holidays" aren't just one day.  They start around Halloween and stretch until New Years Day, at which point most people I know declare the ...

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endive leaves with grapes, hazelnuts and roquefort

endive leaves with grapes, hazelnuts and roquefort |

What's your feeling about hors d'oeuvres on Thanksgiving?  I know most people (like me) spend so much time cooking so much food for arguably the biggest meal of the year.  No one wants his or her guests to fill up before they've even had one bite of turkey.  I get that.  But I also like a little ...

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Whole Steamed Artichokes with Tomato-Basil Salad Recipe

whole steamed artichokes with tomato-basil salad

I remember the first time I ate an artichoke, I really ate the artichoke.  Or at least I tried to.  I had no idea that I was supposed to scrape the meat off of the leaves with my teeth and not (attempt) to eat the entire thing.  Ooops.  I just kept chewing and chewing and chewing and thinking, "why ...

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