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Archive | November, 2011

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Great Gifts for Kid Chefs

Back by popular demand: It’s our list of some of the best gifts we’ve found for the young chefs in your life. You can give your junior kitchen helpers some new tricks and tools – or just some inspiration to get started. 1) Colorful spatulas: Your littlest ones can stir, they can mix, they can even just wave […]

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Kids at Work

Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving dinner? If your kids aren’t helping you out, it’s time to put them to work. Even the littlest ones can get into the act. Here’s a sample kids’ to-do list: Set the table: You may not want to trust your kids with Great-Grandma’s china or crystal, but they can […]

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Today’s Table

Thought for the day (and for all of Thanksgiving week): If you serve it, they will eat. We’ve been experimenting with a lot of different flavors and textures in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner, and it seems like the kids favor bright and crunchy (as opposed to dull and mushy). So on today’s table, we’re serving […]

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Viennese Torte

Did you ever have one of those old-style recipes that you just don’t feel right about making anymore? In my case it was my mom’s seven-layer Viennese torte, which features a delicious chocolate buttercream that calls for raw eggs. Unfortunately, the fear of salmonella has scared me away from serving this special dessert for fear of kids or guests […]

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Veggie Night

During this time of year, when the weather is cooling down and the days are shorter, dinner should be a cozy affair. November is a great time to break out those one-dish comfort meals (lasagna, stews, casseroles) that are simple and hearty enough to get you through a chilly evening. But does meat need to […]

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Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving. Dinner. Do those two words send a chill up your spine? If you’re cooking this year (like I am), you’re probably not too keen on being reminded just how much work goes into creating this annual feast. But don’t despair! You can get it all done, and you can still cook a tasty feast […]

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