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Posted: Thu 01/06/2011 09:24 PM
I ALWAYS make sure to have my pantry stocked with items that will help me to be able to bring a delicious meal to the table in no time. I am a big believer that if you keep your pantry stocked with simple ingredients like dried pastas, canned tomatoes, beans and soup stock you can prepare a dinner for 4 to 6 people even if you haven't had the time to stop at the store. I can't tell you the amount of countless times I'm just too darn tired to stop at the market on the way home from work. Having everything I need already in the pantry is a real life saver. You will be surprised with how many dishes you can come up with.
Posted: Thu 12/30/2010 10:43 PM
I welcomed Dan Cortese to my kitchen to prepare a special anniversary dinner! He wanted to surprise his love by preparing the meal himself. This anniversary was extra special because he is expecting a new baby! I showed him what I am preparing for my love on our 25th wedding anniversary and we had ourselves a heart-felt and fun (I always have fun in the kitchen) time preparing this elegant but simple to prepare meal!
Posted: Thu 12/30/2010 10:25 PM
I am a HUGE fan of Cat Cora and I have been watching her for years. I loudly cheer her on as I watch her on T.V. in kitchen stadium as chefs vie for the title "Iron Chef." She is the only female "Iron Chef" and that for sure made me nervous when I found out she so graciously accepted my invitation to come on my show! My first thought was what in the world am I going to cook for her? What can I possible do that would impress her? I decided to try my "Potato Plates" - thinly sliced potatoes that are arranged and shaped into a plate baked until crispy and served with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. It was a hit and she loved it! Cat was so much fun in the kitchen and I was thrilled to have her there. I can’t wait for her to come back!