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Give Yourself A Gift, and Revitalize Your Daily Meals!

Ah, the gourmet subscription box. Why is it that we so often think of them as stuffed with gimmicky, highly-processed or even closeout-type items, and designed to appeal to our impulse buying tendencies but rarely living up to our expectations? … Continue reading

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What To Eat In The Heat: It’s Goldie’s Summer Gazpacho Recipe!

I know it’s hot outside. But I refuse to let the heat and uncomfortable mugginess prevent me from enjoying fine homemade cuisine. In the summer, this might sound complicated. Of course if you have a backyard grill like I do, … Continue reading

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Like A Big Pizza Pie: A Chance Recipe That Stole The Show

Who doesn’t like pizza? Well, there might be somebody out there who doesn’t. But in assuming this comfort food classic is universally beloved, I’m sure you’re all familiar with its various incarnations. When you consider preparing homemade pizza, the strategy … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Kitchen Archives: A Spanish-Influenced Dish That Will Spoil Your Palate Forever!

With the rise of tapas and other Spanish-inspired cuisine in the U.S. since 2000, many restaurants that focus on these delicacies have opened their doors in NYC and other North American urban centers. For a while, Michael and I were … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, The Morning After: Several More Recipes From Common Scents

If there’s one new concept that DRIVEN’s guests hopefully came away with following this month’s Common Scents wine and food tasting event, hosted by the accommodating folks at GLG, it’s that the recipes I prepared are as multi-functional as they … Continue reading

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Common Scents, Uncommon Flavors: 2 Recipes From DRIVEN’s November Wine Seminar

One would assume that during a wine tasting class, it’s all about the wine. But when DRIVEN creates a wine class, the food and the wine share equal space at center-stage. November 15th’s Common Scents wine event at GLG was … Continue reading

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Gougeres! Another Delicious Reason To Subscribe To MARY’s Secret Ingredients

MARY’s Secret IngredientsTM is easily my favorite subscription box service. You may have noticed me raving about it in the past on DRIVEN’s blog page. Created by Mary Pisarkiewicz, author of the internationally recognized food blog LOVE – The Secret … Continue reading

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Coleslaw’s Savory Side: Reinventing This Classic Cabbage Salad

Like most Americans, I LOVE good coleslaw! Often, however, I’m disappointed by this classic side dish. I realized it’s because some versions can be mayonnaise-heavy. Mayo-drowned slaw is higher in calories than it needs to be, is unappetizing on a … Continue reading

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The Moment Has Arrived: 2 More Great Recipes from Summer Sippers!

I couldn’t resist getting these recipes posted a bit earlier than promised. For one, it’s cruel and unusual punishment to make everyone wait to revisit such deliciousness, as enjoyed passionately at this month’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ wine and food … Continue reading

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Foodie Spring Fever? Massaged Kale Is Your Cure!

With spring more than 2 weeks off, and actual spring weather closer to 8 weeks away in the northeast, the seasonal vegetable harvest might seem like a bleak prospect. Here in the Hudson Valley, the ground has been in a … Continue reading

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