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Humanely Healthy: How To Be Sure Your Meats Are Raised With Integrity

Whether you’ll be hosting a holiday dinner this December, or creating a special side dish to bring when you attend someone else’s holiday gathering, you’ll certainly want to be proud of the food you prepare. This means using the very … 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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Valentine’s Day Dining: Don’t Be A Dummy

Back in the days of my restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, we used to brand some holidays as “dummies’ day-out”. Valentine’s Day was the queen of them all. These are occasions when people who don’t usually dine out suddenly do. … Continue reading

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Breakfast or Dessert? The Mighty Ricotta Pancake

I’m not much of a “sweets” person and have thankfully never craved sugary flour (I typically take a pass on the cake and donuts). But on New Year’s Day, I decided to be decadently creative with our leftover ricotta cheese … 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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The Taste of Romance

The last time I was in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day was when I owned one. That was the 90s, and Goldie’s by the Bridge always put out a sweet spread for our guests— a lover’s feast, if you will. … Continue reading

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Pay Attention During the Holidays & You Won’t Gain a Pound.

Here’s a disturbing fact: According to a recent Weight Watchers report, the average American gains around 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Now I don’t know if I totally buy this fact, but just in case, here are … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Planning

Thinkin’ Thin. Rethink some of your classic turkey day preparations. These traditional dishes are classically laden with butter, cream, and sugar which translate to saturated fat and calories. Make some small changes; your family won’t even miss the old ways! … Continue reading

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Perfect Passover Dish

Anyone who knows me, knows that one of my kitchen staples is Quinoa. I eat this “miracle food” about three times a week- at all times of the day! What you may not know is that Quinoa is it’s kosher … Continue reading

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