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How to Remove Hazelnut Skins

1 Comment | Written on August 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hazelnuts (also known as “filberts”) are one of my favorite go-to ingredients.  When I see them listed in a dish, I always want to try the recipe!

Often you will find hazelnuts sold with a thin brown skin, however you might want the skins removed for certain recipes.  Don’t worry, it can be done quickly with two easy steps.  Let me show you how!

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French Peasant Bread

No Comments | Written on August 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The aroma of fresh baked bread, hot from the oven.  Really, is there anything better?

The next time you get a craving for homemade bread, this is your recipe.  It actually couldn’t be any easier.  One bowl, no kneading!

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New Orleans Seafood Salad with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

2 Comments | Written on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Get ready, because this seafood salad and the (super simple, yet spectacular) homemade vinaigrette is sure to be your new favorite!

Piled high with crab, shrimp and eggs, this New Orleans classic is more than a salad – it is a meal.

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Angel Food Macaroons

No Comments | Written on August 12, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The flavors of a chocolate and coconut macaroon, with the light and airy texture of angel food cake!

You will love these easy to make, 4-ingredient cookies that can be whipped up in minutes.

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Red Currant Jam

2 Comments | Written on August 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The produce right now at farmer’s markets is simply overwhelming!  I walk around the Union Square Greenmarket here in New York City and don’t even know where to begin.  This weekend, one booth with one very special ingredient beckoned me closer – a pint of glistening red currants.

There was no turning back…I needed to make jam.

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Grilled Halloumi and Fennel Salad

3 Comments | Written on July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

At this point in the summer, you have probably grilled just about everything.   But have you tried grilling cheese?

Halloumi is a firm cheese with a high melting point, so it can be fried or grilled.  In this recipe, grilled halloumi is combined with grilled fennel to create an impressive appetizer salad.

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Grilled Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

1 Comment | Written on July 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This salad feels like summertime in a bowl.  There is an abundance of zucchini this time of year, and I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare meals on the grill.   It makes and elegant and healthy side dish for summer fare, or even just simple lunch that can be enjoyed right out of the fridge.

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How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

1 Comment | Written on July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Rich, thick and creamy Greek yogurt.  I am obsessed with it and given its rise in popularity over the past few years, I am guessing many of you are as well.  However, there is no doubt it can get pricy in the grocery store.

That’s why I set out to find a way to make my own Greek yogurt from scratch at home!

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Spaghetti and Vegetable “Noodles”

No Comments | Written on July 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

By now most of us know that a serving size of pasta is much smaller than what we tend to put on our plates.  So how do you indulge in a big bowl of pasta without throwing your diet off track?  Supplement your spaghetti with vegetable “noodles!”

Nowadays it is easier than ever to bulk up your plate with veggies using the popular “spiralizer” tools now on the market.  Really, its just a fancy way of cutting your favorite vegetables into noodle ribbons so they can be easily tossed into your favorite dishes.  Why not make your big bowl of spaghetti half pasta and half vegetables?  Your waistline will thank you!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

No Comments | Written on July 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have always had the theory that biscotti were the perfect little treat.  It’s essentially a cookie, yet totally acceptable for breakfast.  Having an afternoon coffee break?  So much better with biscotti.  How about a little something sweet after dinner?  The answer is once again biscotti.

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