Whisk Wednesday

Rice Pudding: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Food

Rice Pudding: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Food

I have been making classic rice pudding for my family for as long as I can remember and it never fails to please.   I always make a double batch, since everyone in my household is constantly dipping into the refrigerator for leftovers, one more perfect bite, or warming it up for breakfast the next morning. […]

| February 20, 2013
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Quinoa, the U.N.’s Superfood

Quinoa, the U.N.’s Superfood

Quinoa (pronounced “keen wah”) has its roots in the Andes region that is currently divided up between the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Quinoa and maize were the two mainstay foods for the Inca Empire that started around 1200 AD. Quinoa’s unique ability to survive in a wide variety of growing […]

| February 13, 2013
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Perrier—the Fashionable Choice

Perrier—the Fashionable Choice

Perrier is going after the club soda and seltzer market with a new found gusto and the same old commitment to superior quality. With a solid presence in 150 countries and almost one billion bottles sold annually, they are no newcomer—in fact the story of their product goes back 120 million years. On the Languedoc […]

| February 6, 2013
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Scrumptious Super Bowl Snacks

Scrumptious Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is a self-proclaimed American holiday—a day when friends and family become allies and rivals in the most good-natured fashion. Like Christmas and Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday comes with it’s own set of traditions with all eyes glued on the game and the famous half-time commercials, rooting for their team, debating plays and […]

| January 30, 2013
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My Obsession – Meatballs

My Obsession – Meatballs

Let me tell you what I am obsessed with this year (Thank you Andy Cohen from Bravo TV) — I am obsessed with meatballs! I love meatballs as an appetizer, in soup, on a salad (yes I did say salad, but more about that later), with marinara sauce, topped with a scoop of creamy ricotta […]

| January 23, 2013
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Pasta Fagioli, Italian Soul Food

Pasta Fagioli, Italian Soul Food

Pasta Fagioli (meaning pasta and beans) aka “pasta fazool” in Italian American vernacular started as a vegetarian peasant food.  The commonly used ingredients include beans, onions, carrots and celery along with tomato sauce and spices.  These ingredients vary by season and region. As the dish has evolved, each area added it’s own personal touch such […]

| January 16, 2013
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

One of my favorite wedding gifts was the original Betty Crocker cookbook and it was a catalyst for my lifelong love of baking and my family’s love of cookies. Bake these yummy Mexican Wedding Cookies from the Betty Crocker  cookbook and you will be sure to  be a superstar to your family. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/2 […]

| January 9, 2013
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Nana Fay’s Secret Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Nana Fay’s Secret Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Every foodie has their family favorites whether it their mom’s chicken soup or their uncle’s special chili. There is something about these recipes that evoke not only great aromas and flavors, but replicates warm feelings of meals and events shared with friends and loved ones. “THE RECIPE” in our clan is a delicious blueberry buckle […]

| January 2, 2013
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Next Day Champagne Sabayon

Next Day Champagne Sabayon

It is the day after and as your head clears from too many holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations, the question arises… What do I do with the leftover bubbles? Clearly, you could drink it. However, having over-imbibed throughout the season, a lovelier solution would be to surprise your friends or family with delicious Champagne […]

| January 1, 2013
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Scrumptious S’mores

Scrumptious S’mores

Most of us are used to using the components of a S’more cookie to roast over a fire or create individually at a BBQ.  Our family loves S’mores all year round including at holiday time since there is nothing more festive than a melted marshmallow, between two graham crackers (especially when they are homemade) and […]

| December 26, 2012
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