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Lovely Leftovers

Leftovers, let me tell you: You’ve got an image problem. It starts with your name: Leftovers. You’re basically telling everyone that you are the food that no one had use for the first time around. How are you going to get anyone interested in you with a reputation like that? The truth is, you’re still […]

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Real Food: Potatoes

Did you know that August 19 is National Potato Day? In case you hadn’t already planned to make potatoes part of your weekend menu, you now have the perfect excuse. Why potatoes? They’re high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin C and provide more energy and protein than wheat, rice, and corn. And besides being good […]

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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. […]

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Have you ever participated in the Feast of the Seven Fishes? This Southern Italian feast featuring at least seven different seafood dishes is traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve. Some of the most frequently served items include dried salt cod, eel, and sardines or anchovies. But like all American versions of ethnic traditions, it has frequently been adapted […]

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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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Petite Potatoes

Most kids like potatoes in one form or another (french fries, anyone?) but many are picky when it comes to eating a whole potato. And therein lies the genius of teeny little potatoes. These bite-sized potatoes (from The Little Potato Company, by way of Frieda’s Produce) are  incredibly kid-friendly. For starters, they’re very easy to […]

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