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0 Suburban Sweets: Mini Cupcakes

Teeny, tiny vanilla cupcakes tend to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.  They are the quintessential suburban sweets dessert: bite-sized, classic, easy to make and delicious. …

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Seasonal Chef: Sugar Snap Peas

This week sugar snap peas are making an appearance at the farmers market. Not to be confused with snow peas, their sibling, sugar snap peas are plump rather than flat. They are sweet and crisp, with a great “pea” flavor. You want to pick pods that are firm and pale green. There maybe a little white scarring on the pod, not…

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Seasonal Chef: Sugar Snap Peas

This week sugar snap peas are making an appearance at the farmers market. Not to be confused with snow peas, their sibling, sugar snap peas are plump rather than flat. They are sweet and crisp, with a great “pea” flavor. You want to pick pods that are firm and pale green. There maybe a little white scarring on the pod, not…

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Seasonal Chef Recipe: Soft Koulourakia

Koulourakia, a Greek Easter cookie comes in many shapes and varying degrees of texture and taste. Essentially though, its a delicious sweet cookie made anytime of year, but in particular for the Easter dinner table. This recipe  is from my mother, plump and soft. Click this link to read more about my inspiration for making koulourakia. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes…

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Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp Bowl: Seasonal Chef Recipe

Lent begins today, and many people abstain from eating meat during this period. Whether or not you are such a person, this quick recipe using spinach, quinoa and shrimp is perfect for a Lenten lunch. It can be easily made vegetarian/vegan by simply leaving out the fish. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:683] One year ago: Millet Two years ago: Versatile Salmon Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp…

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Classic Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ball. But we wanted to turn this staple of Passover into a full and satisfying meal. To do this, we added a careful selection of vegetables — enough to flavor the broth and provide substance, yet not compete with the…

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Father’s Day Grilling Tips and Recipes

Right this way for expert tips for grilling, plus more than 30 recipes for ribs, steaks, sides and desserts that Dad will love. An overview here: Lohudfood Grilling recipes. All our summer cooking here: Lohudfood Summer Recipes.


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Seasonal Chef: Sugar Snap Peas

This week sugar snap peas are making an appearance at the farmers market. Not to be confused with snow peas, their sibling, sugar snap peas are plump rather than flat. They are sweet and crisp, with a great “pea” flavor. You want to pick pods that are firm and pale green. There maybe a little white scarring on the pod, not…

Latin Twist
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Latin Twist: Cinco de Mayo Margaritas!

                                         Roasted Jalapeño Mango Margarita and a Spanish Margarita Mis amigos, margaritas are fun any time, but 5 de Mayo gives us the special “excuse” to honor our southern neighbor, and to play with our tequila!  Whether your going out, or celebrating at…


I Eat Plants
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I Eat Plants: Vegan Mac & Cheese Ideas

I submit that Mac & Cheese is a year-round food. Even in the heat, it only takes a few minutes to make on the stove top, so it’s a winner even in the heat! And yes, of course I mean Vegan Mac & Cheese. I know, this is a sore spot for many people.  It’s true, there are vegan cheeses…

Spices and Seasons
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Spices and Seasons – Saving the Herbs – No Cook Fresh Herb Sauce

 My favorite part of this time of the year are the herbs, from the beautiful mint that can be found in fresh gay profusion, to the citrusy cilantro, whose haunting fragrance lingers in my hands so long after I have finished picking them summer is as much about fresh herbs as it is about fresh produce. Seeing all this beauty…


Suburban Sweets
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Suburban Sweets: Mini Cupcakes

Teeny, tiny vanilla cupcakes tend to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.  They are the quintessential suburban sweets dessert: bite-sized, classic, easy to make and delicious.  It took many attempts to perfect this recipe as made-from-scratch cakes tend to be dryer than their Duncan Hines counterparts, but these little gems are both moist and airy.   I knew I got this right…

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration at The Beehive Restaurant in Armonk

Sometimes it is the least likely places that throw a great party. The Beehive Restaurant is best known for its hospitality. Run by 3 generations of the Modroukas family, this restaurant knows how to throw a party. This week they are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Like their other fun themed celebrations, such as Tea parties, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and…


House of Bedlam
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House of Bedlam: Winning Super Bowl Snack

In preparation for the Super Bowl we test a lot of recipes during the season. My kids have a strong opinion about what we will be cooking on Super Bowl Sunday.  Although our favorite team didn’t make it to the big game we’re still excited to watch and eat!  The winner this year, hands down, at House of Bedlam was our Miso Ginger chicken wings.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Ingredients 3 Tbsp…

Dishing Well
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“Little Cooks and Gardeners” Class at Stone Barns

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a “Little Cooks and Gardeners” class at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. “The family program invites 3-5 year olds and their caregivers to the farm each week for 8 weeks to learn about growing food, to discover cooking techniques and tools, to gain confidence in the…