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Michael Symon Carnivore

Night with a Carnivore

Iron Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and co-host of The Chew,  Michael Symon, is also a longtime affiliate with Calphalon.  In celebration of Calphalon’s fifty years and to present Symon’s newest cookbook, Carnivore, Calphalon hosted a dinner to showcase both.  My daughter Kristina and I were thrilled to be invited to the event held at the Calphalon kitchens in […]

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Wednesday Winner: (Grand National) Bake-Off # 15: Hungry Boys’ Casserole

The International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California was the exciting venue for the 15th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest.  One hundred excited contestants walked into the ballroom “Grand March” style and found their assigned areas to prepare their chosen dishes for the judges.  Television lights go up and the media descends upon the finalists, pen […]

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What’s a Road Trip without a Diner Dessert?

Going on a Road Trip this summer? Don’t miss all the great diners across the country, then buy this great cookbook, Diner Desserts!

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First Pillsbury Bake-Off 1949

I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!

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Of Panini, Bruschetta, and Tramezzini

You will be craving an Italian sandwich after reading this cookbook!

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Mrs. Chard’s Produce Stand

Have you ever wanted to travel to a place where life is simple, quiet, and steeped in early American history with little sense of time’s intervention?  A place where modern demands and pressures suddenly don’t seem so important?  There is such a place, and one that many Americans have never traveled to, nor even know […]

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A Cozy Restaurant in Vermont

This cookbook is a true treasure. The recipes are from a former popular restaurant in Vermont. You will love to have this book in your collection!

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Paul Newman’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang

Paul Newman has a cookbook of kid-friendly recipes to benefit his Hole-in-the-Wall Camp.

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