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Teriyaki Mushroom Sauce with Grilled Salmon

The people who sell you ready-made teriyaki sauce are ripping you off! Not only is it expensive, but the taste of the bottled stuff is flat, chemically and too-sweet. The secret is, teriyaki sauce is really only 3 ingredients. Sure, you can get all fancy and put more, like sesame seeds, a little grated ginger and garlic. But plain and …

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Indian Dal Nirvana

I subscribe to multiple cooking magazines, their glossy photos serve as my “look book” for dinner ideas. But my favorite section actually has no photos, the “dear editor” letters from readers revisiting a favorite food memory and pleading to weasel the recipe from the restaurant chef. Magazine editors and test kitchens take a complicated chef’s recipe, “home cookitize” for us …

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Back to School Ideas

I’ve got 9 Back to School breakfast, lunch and snack ideas – head over to my guest post on Bon Appetit’s site! Oh and pssst….I’m also featured on Saveur.com for Marcella Hazan’s Simple Tomato Sauce recipe.

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Korean Beef Rice Bowl

Last week was “Sneak zucchini on  your neighbor’s porch day” – and lo and behold, I got a few on my doorstep. Except none of my neighbors have gardens. It’s a complete mystery, and I appreciate the thoughtful gesture. I guess if anyone could find a use for zucchini on my block, it would be me. Though I’m hoping the …