How to Poach Chicken

how to poach chicken | pamela salzman

There are a few basic techniques I think are worth knowing how to do, such as scrambling eggs, cooking rice, and making a versatile salad dressing among other things.  In that category, I also include poaching chicken (if you eat chicken obviously.)  I thought this was a good time to do a refresher ...

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DIY Vanilla Extract and a Gifting Idea

how to make vanilla extract | pamela salzman

Is it too early to start thinking about the Christmas holidays.  Absolutely.  Do I do any of my holiday gift buying before Labor Day?  Under no circumstances.  I might have my meal plan figured out for the week, but I'm the mom on Halloween morning looking for electrical tape to try and make a Bat ...

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Whipped Coconut Cream Recipe

whipped coconut cream

This has not turned into a dessert blog, I promise.  I haven't really kept track of what I was posting here and I just realized I have been a little out of balance lately.  I promise to post a few Mexican recipes next week in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo.  But since I posted a picture of this ...

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Unsweetened Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe (oven version, too)

unsweetened slow cooker applesauce | pamela salzman

I don't know about you, but we love having both cranberry sauce and applesauce on Thanksgiving and always the homemade kind.  It's my tradition every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to make a huge pot of both and my house smells amazing.  When my kids see the huge pile of apple peels on the ...

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how to make slow roasted tomatoes

slow roasted tomatoes | pamela salzman

Someone leaked to Mr. Picky that in one of my recent posts I was guessing that he wouldn’t be showering regularly at camp.  It wasn’t a judgment on my part, just an observation from past history.  However, it seems as though Mr. Picky interpreted that as a challenge.  What you might not know about ...

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blueberry sauce recipe (refined sugar-free)

fresh blueberry sauce | pamela salzman

I know what you're thinking.   "We waited five whole days for a new recipe and it's blueberry sauce?  That's the best she could come up with?"  You know what, friends?  I have been busy!  Daughter #1 is still far, far away playing college student and Mr. Picky is at sleep away camp for two weeks.  I ...

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Supersmooth, Light-as-Air Hummus

Supersmooth, Light-as-Air Hummus by Pamela Salzman

Why is the best hummus always in restaurants, especially Middle Eastern ones?  I think I make a delicious, flavorful hummus that has a great consistency and is better than the ones you find in the supermarket.  But, it doesn't compare to the silky, light and creamy hummus that I've had in ...

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(a more healthful) chocolate chip cookie recipe

(a more healthful) chocolate chip cookie by Pamela Salzman

One of my students asked me the other day if I had a good chocolate chip cookie recipe and I instinctively said, "Sure, just check my website."  To which she replied, "I did.  But all you have on there is your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe."  And then it hit me.  I have neither taught in a ...

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