Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe

perfect thanksgiving mashed potatoes | pamela salzman

A few years ago, I asked my husband if I could make cauliflower mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving instead of the "real" kind.  "I think you're taking this healthy food thing too far," was his response.  Really?  "Who cares about mashed potatoes?" is what I thought.  For someone who loves planning and ...

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

healthy green bean casserole | pamela salzman

I was talking to a few ladies in my class this week about the Thanksgiving meals we remember from our childhoods and how they have evolved, if at all.  We celebrated with my mother's family some years and with my father's family other years.  Even though my mother's family is Italian-American, their ...

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arugula salad with persimmons, beets and burrata

arugula salad with persimmons, golden beets and burrata | pamela salzman

I have a bad habit in my classes of demonstrating a recipe and then going on and on about all the ways to tweak it.  It's one of my favorite dorky cooking things to do.  I'll say, " … and then you can sub avocados for the cheese for a different twist.  And if you use avocado, toasted pumpkin seeds ...

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crispy salt and vinegar potatoes recipe

crispy salt and vinegar potatoes | pamela salzman

Roasted potatoes are a no-brainer side dish that I can confidently place on most of my dinner menus.  Whether they’re cut into sticks, wedges or quarters, with rosemary or thyme or just with sea salt, everyone loves tender, crispy potatoes.  If I have an extra few minutes, I’ll par boil, smoosh, and ...

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Deconstructed Guacamole Salad Recipe

deconstructed guacamole salad | pamela salzman

I just dropped off my oldest at college this past weekend.  Up until this point, nothing has made me feel as old as saying to someone, "I have a child in college."  And it doesn't help when people respond with, "Wow!"  Rub it in.  Thank heavens for Mr. Picky who is in elementary school and still ...

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Parmesan Peppers Recipe

parmesan peppers | pamela salzman

I just returned home from a beautiful vacation on Long Island with my family.  It's always my favorite week of the year and I enjoy the time even more when the weather is perfection like it was last week (barring the crazy 30-minute quasi-tornado on Tuesday morning.) I try to visit my parents in ...

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