Favorite Recipe Friday: Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma 

This Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma from NYTimes Food is amazing.  The reasons are 5 fold: Fold 1: It's SOOOOO good. Fold 2: It's incredibly easy and quick to prepare. Fold 3: It requires few ingredients. Fold 4: It's great as a weeknight dish but sophisticated enough to serve to dinner guests. Fold 5: It's great as …

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Wild Card Wednesday: True Eats Recommendations!!

Happy Hump Day!! Lately, I've had quite a few people ask me for links to the products and cooking tools I've recommended so far SO I dedicate this Wild Card Wednesday post to re-sharing those links, along with the original articles explaining WHY you need these products in your life. Why am I qualified to …

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Supermarket Saturday: Tonnino Tuna Fillets

If you like tuna, you HAVE to try Tonnino Tuna Fillets.  The beautiful little fillets inside the jar are wild caught, dolphin safe and low in mercury.  Unlike the chunky bits you find in a can of tuna, Tonnino leaves the fillets intact, giving you a thin slice of tuna that rivals that of fresh.  …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Charles Viancin Silicon Lids

I love funky, bright, kitchen accessories.  Add functionality and I'm sold. These silicon lids by Charles Viancin are one of my favorite accessories because they are incredibly useful and artsy fartsy, all while being gentle on the environment. They come in all different sizes so they're incredibly versatile.  I use them all the time on …

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Cooking Tip Tuesday: The best way to clean your blender

I love my blender. But cleaning it can be a pain in the butt! Especially when I've made a salsa, pesto or other thick sauce in it. Trying to manuever my awkwardly shaped sponge wand under the blades to get them clean can be unsuccessful. And, if I don't get it totally clean, my next …

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Sundays with Samantha: Calbee Harvest Snaps

If you have children, grandchildren, teach children or have spent any amount of time with a child, you know SNACKS ARE ESSENTIAL.  To a child, an hour without a snack is like days without a meal for a grown human.  And unless you want to have an incredibly whiny, grumpy child, it's in everyone's best …

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