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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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Join me in Newport on September 20th!

On Saturday, September 20th, you’ll find me at the 9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. At 1:30, I will be doing a demo in the Marble House about how to make a French apple tart in the shape of a rose and I will be sharing a little…

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Have you heard about Black Garlic?

A lot of things show up in my e-mail inbox each day but when my weekly newsletter from 150ish.com arrived a week or so ago with this article about Black Garlic I found it so interesting that I just had to stop everything and read the whole story. The web…

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Learn Butchery from Erika Nakamura, July 23rd to 25th!

For culinary pros looking to sharpen their butchery skills, from July 23rd to 25th, the International Culinary Center’s Soho, NY, school will be hosting a 3-day Butchery Intensive with Erika Nakamura of Lindy & Grundy, the old-fashioned Los Angeles butcher shop which has been making waves with their sustainable, whole-animal approach.The course will…

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Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals Starts June 19!

Here is a list of broadcast schedules for Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals in the top markets. Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals premieres around the country on public television starting on June, 19, 2014 with twenty brand new episodes. Tired of making the same old 10 tired dishes? Well this…

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My trip down the Rhone River.

I am fresh back from my river trip down the Rhone. I love that part of France and there is no better way to see it than from a river boat. See the almost budding lavender fields in Ardeche at left. Here is my account of the highlights. Here are the…

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Hope you'll try these recipes from my French cruise.

I just returned from a riverboat cruise down the Rhone in France on the A Rosa ship called “Stella” here is the view from my cabin window at dawn  and here are the recipes for Mini Goat Cheese Souffles in Phyllo Cups with Micro Greens and Radish Salad and Spicy…

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Hope you’ll try these recipes from my French cruise.

I just returned from a riverboat cruise down the Rhone in France on the A Rosa ship called “Stella” here is the view from my cabin window at dawn  and here are the recipes for Mini Goat Cheese Souffles in Phyllo Cups with Micro Greens and Radish Salad and Spicy…

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Mushroom Rolls

To celebrate Mother’s Day, this is a recipe that I remember my mother and my aunt making frequently—it is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t feel he or she has the time to make homemade dough. I’ve adapted it from my aunt Jean’s recipe where she uses “homemade-style” white…

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Join me at Lake Austin Spa on July 14th

I am going to be back at the Lake Austin Spa Resort on July 14, teaching a class on healthy summer salads, including Tomato Avocado Salad with Gingered Tomato Vinaigrette, and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Feta Dressing and Watermelon Cucumber Salsa. For more information or to register for the event, call…

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Indonesian-Style Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken thighs should be more popular. The meat is much more flavorful than the white meat and almost always cooks up moist, which is not something you can say of chicken breast meat. Yes, the thigh is slightly more caloric than the breast, but I prefer it anyway. This is…

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Answers to Your Holiday Egg Questions

Each year at this time I get questions about preparing, storing, and using hard-cooked eggs. I just wanted to remind you that you can find the answers to your questions in the Kitchen Shrink archive 24/7 all year long. Here are direct links to the answers to your Holiday Egg…

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