Monthly archive for November2011

Two Easy Holiday Recipes: Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls and No-Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Cookies

Its that time of year again…the holidays. And no matter your religious persuasion, this time of the year has the ability to strike terror in the hearts of fledgling cooks everywhere. Spatula grasped in a sweaty grip, they take to the kitchen to attempt to…

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Fine Dining at Chez Moi: Creating a Grocery List for the Perfect Home-Made Meal

By Contributing Writer Sean Kennedy In these tight economic times, you may be forgoing the Saturday nights out or gourmet meals. But you long for that delicious, spongy bread at your favorite Italian restaurant, the chocolate soufflé from that French bistro downtown, and most importantly,…

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Michelle Obama Keeps Healthy Eating Real

Michelle Obama is one impressive lady. Not only does she effortlessly (or seemingly so) manage the duties of being the First Lady, but she really is an advocate for the everyday people. She rocks some serious fashion, which she will be the first to tell…

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brunch reTREAT recipe: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Buscuits with Whipped Maple Butter

It’s that time again for the good old holidays. This time of year evokes images of generations of family gathered around the table, carving out the roast beast for the family to indulge upon, joining together in harmony to sing Fah who for-aze, Dah who…

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brunch reTREAT recipe: Weekend Apple Pancake

It’s hard to believe how quickly this week has whizzed by, and even harder to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, less than a week away. With all of the hubbub going on, I realized that I have been a bit stingy with…

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Homemade Bratwurst Beer Bites & Two Types of Ale Dipping Mustard

I am always on the lookout for a good recipe or two to toss on the table as a game day treat, and this recipe falls under two of my main criteria for picking out a tailgating type of snack. It’s tasty with a beer…

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brunch reTREAT recipes: Grilled Cheese Croutons & Tomato Soup

Sometimes an idea comes along that is so ingenious, you wonder how you didn’t think of it before. No, I am not talking about the Snuggie. Folks, I am talking about grilled cheese croutons for your tomato soup. Oops, sorry…I just blew your mind didn’t…

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Arancini di Riso (Fried Risotto Balls)

When it comes to cooking, the Italians really have the market cornered. This little gem of an hors d’oeuvre falls under the category of Italian masterpeice…that which would rival the great artist Michelangelo’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Ok, I won’t go…

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Be the Star of Your Own Tasting Table

Ok, so…as a seasoned marketer, I am always impressed to see clever tactics in action. I also sometimes feel like a chump for falling for them hook, line and sinker, but I have to give credit where credit is due. I think most marketing professionals…

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Butternut Squash Soup

Every time fall rolls around, the same urge overtakes us all to carve up some pumpkins and dive headfirst into the divinely hearty, soothing, and comforting members of the squash family. One of favorites, of not my ultimate favorite, is the butternut squash. It is…

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