Healthy Chicken Empenadas, So Good!

Cuban cookbook

  Back in my 20s I needed a good date place.  A restaurant where I could bring guys that wasn’t too pricey, easy to get to, and could spark conversation.  I found my perfect place, a Cuban restaurant called Mucho Gusto Cafe near Berkley College of Music.  Gus, the front of house guy, got to know… 

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All About Avocado Oil with Two Easy Recipes

avocado oil

Avocados in my salad, yes please!  Avocado oil?  I had never used it before when a care package landed on my doorstep, and I quickly surveyed some facts. One of the highest smoke points out there, between 480°F and 520°F High in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E Enhances the absorption of other nutrients like Vitamin… 

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Teaching Kids To Bake

bake for good, learn bake share

My son burst excitedly through the door … “Mom! We have to cook two loaves of bread! One for us and one to sell for charity.” I looked at him a bit puzzled. “Um, okay, but why?” Turns out King Arthur Flour has a program called Bake for Good and my son’s seventh grade class was… 

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Too Much Pumpkin?

pumpkin, pumpkins

“For pottage and puddings and custards and pies Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.”  ~ Pilgrim verse, circa 1633 Do we really need pumpkin pie soda? For decades, we’ve cooked with canned pumpkin and created… 

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Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe


I love local cookbooks, I’m always on the hunt for them.  I found a great one recently, Morning Glory Farm, and the family that feeds an island by Tom Dunlop.  Morning Glory Farm is located on one of the most special places on earth, Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. The book compiles stories about… 

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