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The path to a more open mind and kitchen
2 weeks ago

The path to a more open mind and kitchen

 

If you know me — or at least the social media me — you know that Ina Garten taught me how to cook. And so did Martha Stewart, The …
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Diving Into Your Pantry – Cooking On The Fly
3 months ago

Diving Into Your Pantry – Cooking On The Fly

Cooking on the fly. Riffing. Making it work.

Pantry (or freezer, fridge) dive cooking is something I really only started doing once I became a confident cook. But …
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Soft Fried Eggs aka “Dip In Eggs”
4 months ago

Soft Fried Eggs aka “Dip In Eggs”

How you like your eggs is a very personal thing. I like mine barely runny, kind jammy. Some people can’t handle a runny yolk, some only like their eggs scrambled. …
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A Steak Game Changer: The Reverse Sear
4 months ago

A Steak Game Changer: The Reverse Sear

The reverse sear. I first heard about a chef friend who suggested I try it. He explained with great enthusiasm how it worked and how amazing the steak would be. …
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A Love Letter to Roast Chicken
4 months ago

A Love Letter to Roast Chicken

Roast chicken. I love you so much. And you really made me a cook.

Here’s the thing. Just the idea of cooking a whole chicken scared the tar outta …
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Charm City Cook: Kitchen Essentials
5 months ago

Charm City Cook: Kitchen Essentials

Some things are more important than others when it comes to cooking tools and equipment: knives, cutting boards and pots for starters. Take knives for example…when I was starting out, …
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Those Brownies. Those Salted Caramel Brownies.
5 months ago

Those Brownies. Those Salted Caramel Brownies.

Yep, here they are, finally. My brownies, which became a little bit of a sensation a few years back. I loved making them and then, a few years in, they …
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MICA: Illustrating the Edible
6 months ago

MICA: Illustrating the Edible

 

 

In the spring of 2019, I was contacted by Rebecca Bradley at the Maryland Institute College of Art about a possible collaboration. Her students take a class each …
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Strawberry Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette
1 year ago

Strawberry Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette

Spring and summer are prime time for salads with fresh, local ingredients. That first weekend when you spy rows of boxes filled with ripe, red strawberries, it’s the best. …
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Steak Tartare at HOME. You can do this.
1 year ago

Steak Tartare at HOME. You can do this.

Steak tartare is seriously one of my very favorite things. I definitely crave it. If it’s on the menu and I know and trust the place, I’m down. A …
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