Cooking Tool Thursday: ‘Ove’ Glove

Ever feel like a clumsy crab when wearing oven gloves?  I do.  So when my husband got me the 'Ove' Glove years ago, I was stoked (This is what happens as you get older.  Oven gloves are exciting.)  Well, I DO use my 'Ove' Glove almost every day.  It's always the first one I grab …

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Cooking Tip Tuesday: Dry your food

Some of you may have noticed many recipes specifically say, "pat (insert food) dry" before grilling, roasting, searing, etc. And even if it doesn't, take heed. Why? Like most things cooking, it's in the science.  Moisture inhibits caramelization. If you don't get that initial layer of moisture off your food, it won't get beautifully brown …

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Sundays with Samantha: Bento Box

For a long time, my kids lived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a side of fruit for lunch.  I was astonished they could eat the Same. Thing. Every. Day. But, they didn't seem to mind and frankly, I didn't either.  But eventually, they went off to school where nuts are not allowed so …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Spring has sprung which means grilling season is around the corner.  This Korean Grilled Chicken is one of my all-time favorite grilled chicken recipes.  It's got it all: a hint of sweetness from apple sauce (traditionally, pureed pear, which also acts as a tenderizer), nuttiness from sesame oil, saltiness of soy sauce and spiciness of …

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Wild Card Wednesday: Grab-and-Go Snacks

Whether we are dashing off to work, taking or picking up kids from school or other activities, running errands, shopping, exercising or traveling, we are on-the-go more now than ever.  These things are part of life but as we add more and more to our schedules, our ability to make smart snack food choices gets …

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Supermarket Saturday: Saffron Road Korean BBQ Crunchy Chickpeas

Move aside BBQ flavored Corn Nuts, there’s a new kid in town.  One of my favorite go-to snack foods is Saffron Road Korean BBQ Crunchy Chickpeas. These chicks are seriously addictive.  They have it all: sweet, spicy and savory and are seriously satisfying (woahhhh tongue twister).  With only 120 calories and 5 grams of protein …

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