Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

April 16, 2012
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Are you eating quinoa yet? If not, then you definitely should be! I’m a recent convert after having eaten a delicious dish called the Happy Vegan at Tender Greens in Walnut Creek and then fell completely in love with the versatile superfood after an impromptu picnic with CK. That day I picked up a good […]

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Garam Masala Deviled Eggs

March 12, 2012
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Note: This item originally appeared as a guest post on Eat Boutique. Make sure to check them out! There’s a first time for everything folks, and this was honestly the first time I’ve ever made deviled eggs from start to finish. I believe I may have assisted a friend while she put together a few […]

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Pimientos de Padrón

September 12, 2011
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A few months ago I attended a “Farmers Market Boot Camp” session with Darya Pino, the creator of the blog Summer Tomato. While the title of the event sounds as though Darya had us running laps around the building and bench pressing bushels of beans, in reality a small group of strangers were led on […]

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Bacon-Apple-Jalapeno Pop ‘Ems

March 15, 2011
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Do you watch Aarti Sequeira on The Food Network? I do! She has a season pass alongside my idols Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten. Once upon a time I used to watch oodles of shows on Food Network but now I only record a very select few. It’s a hard gig to make it onto […]

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Thanksgiving’s Greatest Hits

November 4, 2009
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CK and I split the holidays. We spend Thanksgiving in Connecticut with the Kelly clan and then have Christmas in snowy Maine with my Family. The Kelly’s are Thanksgiving connoisseurs. The festivities at this day long celebration of football and food are an epic exercise in stamina. Below are a few rules and/or insights I’ve […]

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Pommes Chef Anne

October 6, 2009
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At one point I used to Tivo half of the Food Network’s programming but now I have it down to just a few. The celebrity chefs I still enjoy watching include Ina Garten, Ellie Krieger, and Anne Burrell. I especially love how exuberant Anne is about food. She exclaims and makes sweeping gestures all while […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Gastrokid Cookbook

August 14, 2009
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What exactly is a “gastrokid?” Well the authors of The Gastrokid Cookbook have developed a Gastrokid manifesto that states: Gastrokid: noun. A combination of “gastronomy” (the study of food) and “kid.” Coined by, Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans founders of, a Web site popular among parents dedicated to feeding their children the best food […]

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KitchenAid Sixty-Minute Dinner Rolls

May 28, 2009
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I keep my MacBook on the island in our kitchen a lot and unfortunately it has caused me to develop a really bad habit of starting dinner and then getting completely distracted by the Internet. Sometimes I’ll become engrossed in catching up on Twitter, or Facebook, or maybe I’ll start chatting with a friend and […]

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