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Board games taught us to cook, who knew!

Los Angeles, Ca, and 2014- have you ever thought about classic board games and how they might have helped build your cooking skills? Well, they did and here is our list to prove it.   OPERATION: The classic kids game where you use tweezers to remove pieces from the body of a funny little man and if you accidentally touch the sides, the game buzzes…

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Ingredient of the Day: Artichokes

My family comes twice a year to visit from Oklahoma, and as they are driving that 27-hour drive, their excitement grows with anticipation for the fresh produce they’ll see along the way. As they drive closer and closer, Mom and I discuss all of the delicious things that are available in California but not in Oklahoma. One particular item that we all salivate for are…

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(c) HMFG 2016 Photo by: mary payne moran

Ingredient of the Day: Leek

April 25th, 2016-I love leeks. This strange and unusual vegetable is really the secret weapon in all of my cooking. When you taste that soft supple flavor, nine times out of 10 it’s a leek. Leeks are perfect for fish, chicken, and soup. You can shred them, dice them, use them as wraps, or cut them into circles! Sweeter than onions, leeks resemble large scallions.…

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(c) traditional home magazine photo by Peter Krumhardt

New recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Los Angeles, Ca- My kids are in school and I have about 30 minutes to my name of free time, so what am I doing? Well, I will tell you, I am writing about the sour cream and lime ice cream with strawberry rum sauce that I created for Traditional Home Magazine this month! There are so many new and different recipes I created for…

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shun knife

Product Review: Sora 8 inch Chef’s knife by Shun

LOS ANGELES, CA –Shun (pronounced Shoon) is known world wide for giving chef’s, cooks and food lovers a knife with the sharpest blade that’s been hand crafted with a design like nothing else on the market today. “In the great tradition of Seki’s sword smiths, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete. Every day, the legacy…

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Strawberry glazed ham on thyme biscuits

How to and recipes: Ham for Easter

This Easter it’s probably not even a question of whether or not you’re serving ham. The succulent, sweet and saltiness flavor of ham is a perfect addition to any table or buffet. Even though it is done every year, the great news is it’s a classic main course and if you’re not serving it your guests might wonder what else you’re serving.  Other great things…

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(c) Copyright HMFG 2016 photo by Mary Moran

Ask Mary: Easter Eggs

Dear Mary, What is the best way to prepare Easter eggs? Thanks! Ann Marie One Easter, when I was about three years old, my mom’s beautifully decorated Easter eggs caught my attention. Sitting in a nice basket, they looked like a delicious treat. So, I crawled up onto the table and stuffed them into my mouth. Imagine my mom’s surprise when she came into the…

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(c) Traditional Home 2016 phot by Peter Krumhardt

How to: Brunch

Los Angeles, Ca- Brunch is always a good time filled with good food and drinks filled with fruit, vegetables and bubbles.  This month’s Traditional Home Magazine I worked with Krissa Rossbund and Stephen Exel to create a vegetarian brunch that would satisfy even the biggest meat eater. The menu includes Carrot-Orange Cocktail, Mango and Raisin Chutney over Goat Cheese, Asparagus Soup, Spring Frittata, Wilted Baby…

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Sandwiches

Recipes of the week: Simple to sophisticated sandwiches

Los Angeles, Ca, February 24th, 2016- Lunchtime arrives every day and we are always looking for something to eat. Try adding a few new and old sandwich recipes to your repertoire- classic chicken salad, prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, turkey and Brie Panini and last but not least a raspberry and cashew pinwheel. The trick to making great sandwiches at home is to keep the fresh…

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