Monthly Archives: November 2010

10 Tips for Cooking Perfect Pasta

For a pound of pasta use at least 4 quarts of water — double that is even better. By allowing the pasta to move easily through the cooking water, you prevent stickiness and promote even cooking. For each gallon of … Continue reading

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Be a Guest with the Mostest

I love being the Hostest with the Mostest, but it’s also fun being an Awesome Guest. Instead of the standard bottle of wine, bring your Hostest with the Mostest St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. It has such a beautiful bottle and … Continue reading

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I am a gigantic fan of Top Chef and have a chef crush on Tom Colicchio. His sandwich shop in San Francisco — ‘wichcraft — is super cool and has tasty sandwich and salad  creations. Plus they have yummy sandwich … Continue reading

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Meatballs in Maple Bourbon Glaze

With all of the holidays parties you’re invited to, I’m sure you’ll be asked to bring hors d’ouevres. This is one of my go-to recipes for parties. Everyone loves meatballs and everyone who has had this glaze absolutely loves it. … Continue reading

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Poppin from the Oven

The first time I had a popover, I fell in love. They are so warm and perfect. Now I make them for every Thanksgiving and Christmas instead of rolls. And they’re so easy to make, that they’re perfect for any … Continue reading

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Mac and Cheese

For a while I  thought my oldest daughter, Isabella, would never eat anything but mac and  cheese. She’s now 16 years old and still loves mac and cheese — and frankly, so do I. So I figured I needed to … Continue reading

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