This week, Michele Scicolone takes your slow cooker international.
Michele Scicolone, author of The Italian Slow Cooker
, The French Slow Cooker
, and The Mediterranean Slow Cooker…
, has elevated the humble slow cooker to an instrument of high art. This week, in Episode 411: Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone, she will introduce us to two of her best recipes – An Italian Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagne and a Moroccan Spicy Meatball Tagine with Couscous. She will also share tips about how to get the more »
My show has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.
The nominees for the 25th
Annual James Beard Foundation Awards were just announced at the James Beard House in New York City and I have been nominated in the Broadcast Media: Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location category. The awards will be presented on Friday, April 24th at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers in New York. Go to www.jamesbeard.org/awards for more information.
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On May 30th and 31st, you’ll find me at the Wine and Food Festival of New Paltz.
On the last weekend of May, I will be at the International Wine Masters’ Wine and Food Festival of New Paltz. The Festival will be held at the Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Road in New Paltz, NY from May 29th to 31st. I will be doing a demo on Saturday at 5:15 pm and a talk on Sunday at 1 pm. Festival packages including accommodations are available now from the Mohonk Mountain House; call 855-801-8250 or go to Mohonk … more »
Need some vegetable-rich main dishes? Check out my Veggie Entrée Collection.
Spring is in the air and spring holidays are almost here. Each year at this time I receive lots of requests for hearty, healthy vegetable entrées that will satisfy active families. My web site has always been an excellent source for easy and delicious vegetarian entrées and now I have selected a variety of them for my Veggie Entrée Collection. Please take a look!
Baked Orzo and Cheese (recipe)
Black-eyed Pea Cakes with Salsa Mayonnaise (recipe)
Chopped Salad with Feta,… more »
Check out my segment from the Rachael Ray show!
On March 6th I was on the Rachael Ray show giving pointers about how to get more bang for your buck when you dine out, and also revealing a few tricks to make restaurant quality food at home (at one tenth the price). Here’s what I had to say.… more »
Cooking questions? Go to my new “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” You Tube site.
Now you can find answers to some of your toughest cooking questions all at one place, my ”Sara’sWeeknight Meals” You Tube site. Here is the link. This collection of my videos will give you step-by-step directions on How to Carve a Bird, How to Season a Wok, How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, How to Store Produce, Pie Crust for the Pastry Impaired, How to Wash a Leek, How to make Broth, Make Ahead Gravy, Kids… more »
Join me on Monday, March 9 at the NY Restaurant Show!
On Monday, March 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, you’ll find me at the Culinary Demonstration Theater (Booth 2267) of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The theater (AKA the Food Trends Demonstration Theater) is an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals attending the show. I will discuss my career with Ferdinand Metz, Certified Master Chef and do a demonstration followed by a question and answer period and book signing. The Show runs… more »
Mardi Gras Recipe Collection
Mardi Gras is all about good food and you can make it a celebration no matter where you are. Each year at this time I pull out some of my favorite Creole- and Cajun-inspired recipes and head for the kitchen. Here’s my Mardi Gras Recipe Collection:
Cheatin’ Jambalaya (recipe)
Red Beans and Rice Soup (recipe)
Blackened Fish (recipe)
Pulled Chicken Barbecue on Beer Bread (recipe)
Smoked Chicken or Turkey Salad (recipe)
Turkey Burgers with Tomato Corn Salsa (recipe)
Creole Spice… more »
You can help Northeast FLAVOR magazine produce a special collector’s issue!
My friends at Northeast FLAVOR magazine have an exciting announcement! Today they are launching their Kickstarter campaign, and as one of their culinary advisors, I’m excited to be able to offer personally inscribed cookbooks as one of the rewards. Follow this link to learn more and help spread the word! Look for surprise rewards later in the campaign too!… more »
My Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
It’s not too soon to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and there is no nicer valentine for your valentine any night of the year, than a homemade meal and a nice bottle of wine. Going out to a restaurant is what everyone else does, flowers and a box of chocolates (heavily marked up) are what everyone else does. So distinguish yourself and prepare a tasty meal for the favorite person in your life. In the second season of my show,… more »
Need menu help for the big game? Check out my Super Bowl Recipe Collection.
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. Avocados are ripening on the counter and party menus drafted. At this time each year I get requests from viewers who need last minute help finding crowd friendly party recipes so I’ve assembled some of my favorites in a special Super Bowl Recipe Collection. Take a look!
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Here’s a favorite salsa for the next two big football Sundays!
With Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Sundays almost here, it is time to start ripening your avocados and planning your party menus. Salma and Savannah’s Salsa isn’t your usual guacamole. The combination of a cooked tomatillo sauce with chunks of avocado, chopped green onions, and cilantro creates an experience that guests won’t forget. The recipe follows and for more party suggestions go to my Super Bowl Collection.
Salma and Savannah’s Salsa…
This recipe comes from my friend Sally Villagomez. Many more »
Look for me at the Boston Wine Expo on February 15th!
On Sunday, February 15 from 11 am to 3 pm I will be greeting visitors in the Maple Leaf Farms booth (Maple Leaf Farms is a sponsor of my show) at the 2015 Boston Wine Expo. At 3:45 pm you’ll find me demonstrating my Bistro Duck Breast recipe on Maple Leaf Farms Stage I. Please join me as I share my favorite tips for cooking duck. The Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel,… more »
The 6th Annual Taste Awards were announced and I am a winner!
I was recently notified that I am one of the Pioneer Award Winners in this year’s Taste Awards. The Taste Awards represent the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry and celebrate the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. The awards were given at a Red Carpet celebration in Hollywood on January 15th. To learn more, go to 6th Annual Taste Awards and click on “See Winners, Nominees and Honorees.”… more »
2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant application deadline extended.
The James Beard Foundation has just extended the application deadline for its 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant to January 16, 2015. Women with at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience have the opportunity to apply for a chance to participate in a six or twelve-month accelerated, learning-by-doing mentorship program with one of nine top New York industry leaders. The program was conceived in 2012 by JBF trustee and restaurateur Rohini Dey and is offered under the… more »
Sara’s New Book
|In my newest book, I share more than 200 new family-tested, family-pleasing recipes. Whether you’re new to the kitchen or just looking for a way to spice up your recipe repertoire, my carefully tested quick and easy recipes will help you get dinner on the table every night of the week.