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In this week's show, I turn low-cost ingredients into impressive weeknight meals.

  Spending less doesn’t mean less flavor or less healthy. In Episode 412: Budget Stretchers, I share tricks for using inexpensive ingredients in big ways to create  delicious meals like a Rustic Greens and Potato Pie and my tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Here’s the link to my recipes from the Today Show!

The morning after Thanksgiving I was on The Today Show transforming the traditional holiday leftovers into a Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie and an Italian Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings. Co-hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist stopped by to taste. Here’s the link to my video and recipes on the Today Show web…

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Here's the link to my recipes from the Today Show!

The morning after Thanksgiving I was on The Today Show transforming the traditional holiday leftovers into a Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie and an Italian Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings. Co-hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist stopped by to taste. Here’s the link to my video and recipes on the Today Show web…

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Baking help just in time for the holidays.

What to Bake and How to Bake It by British food writer, stylist, editor, and teacher, Jane Hornby, offers a collection of 50 new and old classics from the oven. As in Hornby’s other cookbooks, What to Cook and How to Cook It and Fresh and Easy: What to Cook…

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Here’s the fall menu I’ll be making at Lake Austin Spa on November 10th.

On November 10th, I will be demonstrating for guests at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. This is what I will be making: Lyonnaise-style Salad, Spinach-stuffed Chicken Thighs,  and Chocolate-dipped Coconut Meringue Drops. To learn more or to register for the event, call 512-372-7380 or 800-847-5637, or go to Lake Austin.

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Here's the fall menu I'll be making at Lake Austin Spa on November 10th.

On November 10th, I will be demonstrating for guests at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. This is what I will be making: Lyonnaise-style Salad, Spinach-stuffed Chicken Thighs,  and Chocolate-dipped Coconut Meringue Drops. To learn more or to register for the event, call 512-372-7380 or 800-847-5637, or go to Lake Austin.

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Check out my Radio Cherry Bombe interview on Yahoo! Food.

An article by Rachel Tepper on Yahoo! Food covered my interview with Julia Turshen on the Heritage Radio Network’s Radio Cherry Bombe in which we chatted about deciding to go to culinary school, Julia Child, and the importance of humility. You’ll find it at Cherry Bombe. It was accompanied by this…

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Meet me at the Denver International Wine Festival, November 19th to 21st.

Named one of America’s Top 10 Fall Wine Festivals by Fodor’s, the 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival will be in full swing from November 19th to 21st at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. I will be the honorary host of Pairsine, The Taste of Elegance Chefs Food…

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Look for my new Associated Press column in newspapers nationwide!

My new weekly Associated Press column, “KitchenWise” has started appearing in newspapers around the country. The column uses tasty recipes to teach basic cooking skills every home cook will want to master. This week’s recipe is Fettuccine with Sautéed Artichokes and Pancetta. If your paper doesn’t run it, you can…

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