Hold the Fries
Dec 23, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
The secret to a crisp on the outside, soft-pillowy on the inside latke is adding the potato’s natural starch back to them. Read More
The Ultimate Potluck Party
Dec 18, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo

When the days get shorter and temperatures dip into unthinkable territory, I like to have a house full of company. One of my favorite meals to make is a hearty beef stew in my slow cooker. It does all the heavy lifting so I can run out and get some wine.

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Fiesta Time
Dec 17, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Nothing compares to refried beans made from scratch. All you need is a can of pinto beans, an onion, and some olive oil. My recipe also calls for bacon, which I use if I have some in the fridge or freezer. And if not, I don’t sweat it—they still taste pretty darn delicious and make for a vegetarian-friendly filling too. Read More
Mealtime Magic
Dec 15, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo

There’s no reason to cook separate meals for the whole family. All you need is a good strategy. Begin with the base of your meal, which is usually where you start adding seasonings. You can control the flavors at this point, and it’s easy to reserve some more mild tasting portions that are perfect for baby.

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Family Memories
Dec 14, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo

This weekend I set out to make something to bring to a friend’s Hanukkah party, and was reminded of how my husband talks of his grandmother’s rugelach. His mother doesn’t care much for cooking, so it was no surprise she didn’t have the recipe. I wasn’t going to let that get in my way, though, and headed to the kitchen.

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Holiday Entertaining, Manicotti Style
Dec 10, 2009 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo

One of my favorite dishes to make is manicotti from scratch. These ricotta cheese-filled tubes of pasta are actually very easy to make—the batter comes together in the blender, and guests will be impressed when you tell them they’re 100% homemade. Round out your buffet with a salad of winter greens and roasted root vegetables, an antipasto platter and keep the red wine flowing for a fabulous holiday celebration.

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