Bon Appetit January 2014 The Cooking School Issue

Going with the Grain

  For Christmas I gave my sister, and myself, a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine. I thought it was going to be just a bunch of pretty pictures of food I would never make because I don’t have the urge to cook a standing rib roast with confit potatoes nor do I have a reclaimed barn-wood table to serve it…

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Find your WHY to make those resolutions stick

Resolutions: Less “How” More “Why” – or – I can’t believe I’m going to admit this!

Five years ago, I was chatting with a co-worker, shortly after “coming out” about my new weight loss regimen. She asked a few questions about how things were going and I proudly shared the number of pounds already gone. She expressed enthusiasm for my progress then followed up with an obvious, but personal, question. “How much weight do you want to…

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Enough is as Good as a Feast

As Good As a Feast

I have watched Disney’s Mary Poppins numerous times. As a child I stomped around the living room demanding ‘votes for women,’  imagined chortling myself up to a tea party on the ceiling, hopped in and out of chalk drawings, and swelled with the final notes of Let’s go Fly a Kite. It is a completely enchanting film from start to finish….

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Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Cake | Our Lady of Second Helpings

To Throw a Perfect Birthday Party – First Throw Out Perfection

We have a newly minted 4 year old in our house. He has been practicing being 4 since mid October but now he is the real deal. We avoided throwing parties the last couple of years opting instead to set aside his birthday for a special family outing. A few weeks ago I offered him the choice, a special outing…

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