Chocolate Spread Smackdown

February 13, 2014
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What do you do when you discover five different types of chocolate hazelnut spread in your pantry? Well, if you’re me, you conduct a little Chocolate Spread Smackdown — a non-scientific, yet indulgently fun, taste test to understand the pros and cons, similarities and difference between the various spreads on the market. It was not […]

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Nutella S’mores Panini…and my TV Cooking Debut!

July 3, 2012

Today marks something of a milestone in my food career…my first live TV cooking demo! A last minute spot opened up on a local show so I decided to give it a shot. Other than my necklace being tucked inside the neckline of my dress (next time I will remember to bring a mirror!) things […]

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Grilled Churros with Nutella Sauce

May 3, 2011
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After a month devoted to grilled cheese, allow me to take a brief break from sandwiches and try something a little different on the panini grill. Like churros. If you’ve ever had a fresh churro, hot out of the fryer, its ridges sparkling with cinnamon and sugar then you know the magic of this Spanish […]

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Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Panini

March 30, 2011
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When I was six years old my best friend’s family went away to Switzerland for several months. When she returned, the sandwiches her mom made for us on playdates at her house were upgraded to include an exciting new chocolate frosting-like ingredient. I could hardly believe we were allowed to have it. It came from […]

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Homemade Pop Tarts…on the Panini Grill

August 17, 2010
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Boy, pop tarts are everywhere these days, aren’t they? Recipes for homemade pop tarts have been appearing on food blogs for a while now, but once Bon Appétit published theirs this past spring it ignited a bit of a trend. Then, last week, the Pop-Tarts World retail store opened its doors in Times Square. The […]

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