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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Chicken, Mexican, Turkey

ShareAnd check me out on YouTube!  Click the link below for a demo on today’s recipe post, a great way to use up your leftover turkey. Safe travels and happy eating.  This year, I’m especially thankful for you, dear readers.  Be well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HCPnGRokbA Chicken (or Turkey) Pita Nachos (serves 4) 2 cups poached, pulled chicken […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, November 23rd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Holiday, Side Dish, Soups

ShareI write a lot on this blog about my maternal grandmother, Dot, and growing up in my hometown of Baltimore. What I’ve never mentioned is that my dad’s mother (in a bizarre twist also named Dot) is alive and kicking, 90 years young and still living on her own in her home of 40 years, […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, November 19th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, Italian, Tomatoes

ShareIn high school I was labeled a bacon thief by my friend Jill’s mom.  After sitting up on her kitchen counter one morning, eating slice after slice of bacon as her mother fried away (and assuming I was being incredibly charming, of course), Jill finally had to pull me aside and gently break it to […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Holiday, Side Dish, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ShareMy grandmother’s next door neighbor was the broccoli doctor.  You know, the doctor who discovered in the 80’s that broccoli was a great cancer fighter. At least, that’s what she told us.  He was a cancer research specialist at Johns Hopkins, which was just a few miles down the road. At the time, I was […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, November 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Cheese, Dessert, Holiday

ShareThe guy at the end of the hall is my least favorite person on the planet, and I don’t even know his name. He’s one of those know-it-all types that would argue that the sky is green and everyone else is color-blind. He’s also extremely unhygienic (which wouldn’t bother me really if he wasn’t such […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, November 12th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans, Dinner, Soups, Tomatoes, Turkey

ShareYesterday I worked an all day beauty editor event here in NYC. It’s typically an open house for the launch of a new product. Beauty companies woo editors from magazines and websites, by means of food and drink and free lipstick, to sample their wares in the hopes of getting a glowing write up. These […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Chicken, Dinner

ShareThere’s a crazy lady in my building who has a crush on my husband. Granted, he’s tall and blue eyed and impossibly charming in a completely non-sleezy way. And there’s definitely a dearth of young, attractive men riding the elevators over here. But still. It’s a little much. She even found a way to get […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, November 9th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Pork

ShareWe always thought my grandmother’s pork chops were the best on the planet.  My brother and I, that is.  If you asked my uncle, he’d have told you they were like hockey pucks, and could have killed someone if thrown from the back porch. Somewhere between 1958 and 1978, Mam (my grandmother, also known around […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, November 8th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Fruit, Holiday, Side Dish

ShareThere are certain things that distinguish Thanksgiving dinner from just another, well, brown meal. Clearly, sweet potatoes add a brighter hue.  If you serve greens of any sort, that obviously helps (though if they are smothered in mushroom soup and fried onions it’s kind of hard to see the green).  But let’s face it: turkey, […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, November 5th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Side Dish, Vegetables

ShareIt is my belief that the brussels sprout may be one of the most maligned vegetables in the whole veggie kingdom. In fact, I’d never even tasted one until about five years ago, such was my mother’s dislike for them. Growing up in her kitchen, there were three things that were verboten: hard boiled eggs […]


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