Kale Kumquat Salad

Kale Kumquat Salad

Have you ever had a kumquat before? It's a small little thing, and the way you eat a kumquat is somewhat counter-intuitive to any other citrus that you may be familiar with. First off, the skin is the sweetest part of the fruit - and thank goodness too - can you...

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Kale Salad with Mushroom Omelet

Kale Salad with Mushroom Omelet

What you'll learn: A healthy, hearty salad fit for a meal with warm mushroom omelet, crunchy walnuts, salty shavings of parmesan cheese How to transform tough, rough, thick raw kale into soft, buttery lettuce-like texture How to customize salad with different...

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Grilled Steak and Tomato Salad with Rum Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak and Tomato Salad with Rum Vinaigrette

My husband, Scott, has quite an extensive single-malt scotch collection, which normally is off-limits to me and my kitchen. According to him, scotch is to be slowly sipped and savored, not poured or glugged into a sizzling pan as a base for a sauce. Our rum stash, on...

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Chicken Sausage with Apple Slaw

Chicken Sausage with Apple Slaw

This weekend was unusually hot, which for 99.5% of the population is a good thing. But I just spent an undisclosed sum of money on clothing, shoes and accessories to keep my booty warm for my trip to NYC, and I'm just not quite done with justifying my purchases just...

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Hawaiian Luau Burger

Hawaiian Luau Burger

Ted Reader is a man I've referred to as someone who tiptoes the fine line between genius and lunatic, and that's exactly why I love this man. His cookbooks are big, bold and absolutely nuts. Ted just came out with king of all burger books - Napolean's Everyday Gourmet...

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Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

Some people say that its hard pressed to find a meat leaner than chicken breast, and thankfully they are wrong. Dinners at our house would be as boring as the fourth hour of a chess game if this was true. The meat that might surpass you as being just as lean as...

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Photo: Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

Photo: Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

Easy roasted pork tenderloin (salt, pepper, smeared mustard on surface) and a warm grilled tomato salsa (mint, basil, green onion, olive oil, white wine vinegar). The salsa was recipe adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's New American Table cookbook. Recipe for Roasted...

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Tomato Braised Cauliflower

Tomato Braised Cauliflower

Believe it or not, I've been in a cauliflower rut. And you can bet that my kids have let me know, "awww...Mom...cauliflower AGAIN?" I think I've hit the household roasted cauliflower limit as that's the only recipe that I've been cooking. My family is protesting....

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

(click on photo for shot-by-shot food styling and photography analysis of some of the photos that led up to the "money shot") Chinese restaurants in China don't really have Chinese Chicken Salad on their menus, it's a creation of Chinese-American restaurants!...

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Salmon with Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Salmon with Blackberry Brandy Sauce

The ebony-blue, bursty blackberry fruit was just too pretty to pass up at the market the other day, so I picked up 2 pints, one for breakfast (plain yogurt with a generous drizzle of honey and then topped with the berries) and the other pint to experiment with. I was...

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