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Tupperware parties have changed a lot since the 50’s when they first started popping up in living rooms across America. I vaguely remember my mother hosting a party or two back in the day but up until recently had never attended one.
Last month I attend a Pampered Chef party. For those of you not familiar with the company, they sell all sorts of handy dandy kitchen gadgets in a Tupperware party format. Same idea, just different products.
This particular party was for a good…Continue
When my friend and I signed up for a cooking class at the mall, we weren’t expecting much; it was more of an excuse to catch up and have some laughs. Little did we know our teacher/chef would turn out to be a reality TV star! What are the chances?
The cooking class turned out to be less instruction and more of a live show in which we were part of the cast, or at least that’s what it felt like. Yes, I did learn how to cook a few things but the highlight for me was hearing the chef…Continue
When I told the boys one of the ingredients in their beloved ketchup was corn they looked at me like I had three heads. Then I hit them with another whammy; ketchup is also made from tomatoes. Wow, were they shocked!
Of course the corn in ketchup is not literally kernels of corn. It’s in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which is a derivative of highly processed corn starch. The reason food companies use HFCS is simple economics. It’s cheaper than sugar and it acts as a…Continue
I hate it when Mario Batali knocks off my recipes! Awhile ago I made a delicious chicken dish and last month in Food & Wine Magazine there’s Mario totally taking credit for it. I knew I should have posted it sooner…
Our recipes are slightly different since Mario uses asparagus and we opted for spinach. I also made…Continue