New videos have just been added to my You Tube collection. You can find them here.

New videos from my six seasons of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” have just been added to my You Tube collection. You can find them here.


Kitchen Shrink: How do you clean burned-on fats from baking pans and keep them clean?

The other day I got a question on my web site from Aletha who is having trouble cleaning burned-on fat from a baking pan. She wondered how to clean the pan and then asked how I keep my pans clean. I’ll answer the second question first. I have had some…


I joined SFA President Phil Kafarakis to announce Sofi Awards winners. Find them here.

On April 19th at noon EST, winners of the 2017 Sofi Awards were announced from One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center in New York! I was one of the Judges and joined Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis to announce the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and New Product Winners!…


On the Road: Here’s my Heritage Radio Interview from the Charleston Wine and Food Festival.

While I was at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival from March 3rd to 5th to do a demo and judge the biscuit battle, I was interviewed by Caity Moseman Wadler of Heritage Radio. We talked about “Home Cooking 101,” what I learned from Julia Child, and the changing food world. You can listen here.


I was recently interviewed for a “Tasting Table” article about all types of onions. Read it here.

I was recently interviewed by Andrea Strong for an article entitled “A Guide to Cooking with Every Type of Onion.” Check it out. You’ll find it here, on the “Tasting Table” web site.  


On April 8th, I will be in Colorado Springs for a Cooking Class and Book Signing at The Cooks Marketplace.

On Saturday, April 8th, I will be at The Cooks Marketplace in Colorado Springs, CO for a Private Cooking Class and a Book Signing. The Class is from 1 to 3 pm and we will be making Tomato Paella Soup, Fusilli with Italian Sausage, and Bananas Foster Crêpes. The Book Signing…


Kitchen Shrink: How do you decide which cornmeal to use when a recipe doesn’t tell you?

I recently got this question from John: “Every recipe that I read that includes cornmeal never states what grind to use. How can I determine which grind to use? Should it be Coarse, Fine or Corn flour?”  Until the last decade, it was very difficult to find anything but steel-ground…


Kitchen Shrink: How can I get more orange flavor and color in my Orange Cake?

A few weeks ago I got a question from Rebecca asking about the different options for adding citrus flavor to her orange cake. She said, “I have tried adding extract to make an orange cake from scratch and it did not have much orange flavor and no orange color, where…


Shredded Root Vegetable Latkes

Makes about 12 latkes, 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 pound assorted root vegetables, such as turnips, beets, parsnips, and carrots 1/2 pound boiling potatoes, such as Yukon Gold or Red Bliss 1 small onion 1 large egg 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour…


Braised Brisket with Flying Disks

Serves 8 to 10 For the brisket: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil One 4 to 5 pound beef brisket, preferably flat cut with a 1/4-inch layer of fat left on kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 large onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced garlic ¼ cup tomato…


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