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Eureka!: The Other 8 Magic Ingredients with Long Shelf Lives

Don’t you hate when you open the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet to find only condiments, a piece of moldy cheese, and a half-consumed bag of chips? No longer is there a reason to go hungry at home, simply because you’re … Continue reading

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8 Magic Ingredients: Refrigerator Staples with the Longest Shelf Lives

Doesn’t it always seem like the cupboard is bare? You can drop $200 at Whole Foods and turn around 4 days later to find nothing with which to create a full meal. Well, let me share a little secret with … Continue reading

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The Recipe That Saved Thanksgiving: Last-Minute Biscuits

It’s down to the wire for all of us who are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. If you’ve been down this road before, you know the factors that can lead to last-minute cooking mishaps (something gets burned or otherwise ruined … Continue reading

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Fading Fast: Last Call at the Autumn Green Market!

The signs of winter’s approach are inevitable: Trees are turning bare, it’s dark in the middle of the afternoon, and I can see my breath when I walk in the morning. But unfolding more slowly than autumn is the transition … Continue reading

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The Zen of Quick: My Asian Soup Recipe

Like all New Yorkers, I have a list of my favorite ramen houses tucked neatly into my brain, for when I feel the need to devour a healthful, majestic bowl of noodles on the run. In some of the finer … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato “Sauce”, Reinterpreted For Late Summer

When I think pasta sauce, I also think seasonal. Even a tomato sauce can be reinterpreted for late summer recipes, when the days are still sizzlin’ and we crave refreshing over rich. I take advantage of peak tomato season each … Continue reading

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Spicy Rice: The Unconventional Made Delicious

Want to prepare a staple dish that has all of the necessary tag lines to make it headline news? Try these on for size: -It’s delicious. -It can be vegetarian or even vegan. -It can be made with all natural … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Bean Green: A Serious Seasonal Salad

At any given time of the mild season, there are specific flavors and textures that converge to create practical home meals with real dimension, and nutrition to match. Goldie’s late spring concoction makes my mouth water just at the thought … Continue reading

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Afternoon Pasta….Goldie’s Style!

Sometimes, recipes are inspired by the moment you’re in, but are rooted in the past. For instance, I recently made a pasta dish that I’ve never prepared exactly that way before, but with respect to ingredients, was not so far … Continue reading

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A No-Pot Meal with a Taste of Spring

Sometimes 3 or 4 of my favorite everyday snacks, plus a little creativity, can converge to assemble a healthy and dynamic salad or vegetarian side dish. The latest delicious experiment, which I haven’t yet named, brings together the high-toned vibrato … Continue reading

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