Cookbook Review: Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy
Apr22

Cookbook Review: Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy

Before watching cooking shows became a favorite pastime, I had no idea what a coulis was.  Granted, I assumed that if one of the Top Chef contestants was serving it, it must be difficult to make.  I couldn’t have been more wrong. Now you can be inspired to try more dishes previously thought to be difficult and you can do it easily and with equipment you likely already own and ingredients you will probably find in your grocery store....

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Wine Review: Nipozzano  Riserva Chianti Rufina
Apr22

Wine Review: Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina

I am not a wine aficionado so please forgive me if you are.  I don’t know about tasting notes and I have never been able to taste what the experts do; I just know if I think it is pleasant to drink, or not.  For me, a wine is fabulous if it is something I can sip and enjoy with friends – yes, I probably have low expectations – but I know what I like. So since I’m not an expert, I’m going to rely a bit on the vintner’s description for...

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Infant and Child Bath Time Hints and Tips
Apr22

Infant and Child Bath Time Hints and Tips

Bath time isn’t just for getting clean.  It’s a chance to have fun and bond with your child. Bath time can be something you both look forward to if you take a few easy steps to make it a relaxed and fun. We’ve teamed with Gerber Childrenswear to help make bath time easier and more fun. Gerber is a name synonymous with babies. From their baby food and life insurance policies to their childrenswear, Gerber is a part of the American...

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Cookbook Review: Norwegian Cakes and Cookies – Modern Classics
Apr22

Cookbook Review: Norwegian Cakes and Cookies – Modern Classics

Who doesn’t love dessert?  The Norwegian Cakes and Cookies cookbook from acclaimed Norwegian pastry chef, Sverre Sætre, is a book dedicated to delicious sweetness. Saetre has taken the essence of traditional Norwegian sweets and made them easy enough for the home cook to recreate.  He shares recipes for tarts, puddings, cakes, cookies, and more. There is one full section dedicated to basic dessert recipes and useful tips for the...

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Book Review – The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne
Apr22

Book Review – The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne

I grew up in the 60’s and food back then was little more than casseroles and canned vegetables. Home cooking meant bulk, not quality and certainly taste wasn’t the first priority. It was a time when food was little more than fuel. Restaurants weren’t much better. Like today’s fast food restaurants, they very often served food that had been frozen or canned; speed and convenience were the key words. As a child I...

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