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Homemade Paska, A Family Food Tradition

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Homemade Paska, A Family Food Tradition

As I was packing my bags this morning to head home for the holiday weekend, my brain was swirling with warm fuzzy thoughts of my Moms’ Easter bread, or Paska. This bread is a “worth it” food for me. Yes, it is made with white flour which is typically in my no fly zone, BUT …

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A Recipe for Green Thursday – Yogurt and Chive Mashed Cauliflower

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A Recipe for Green Thursday - Yogurt and Chive Mashed Cauliflower

I read an article about Green Thursday in Saveur Magazine this month, Grundonnerstag, or Green Thursday, is celebrated in Germany on the Thursday before Easter. On this day Parishioners are typically given a branch to signify Lenten duties.Β Over time green has also signified spring and green holiday dishes grace the table. Of course I thought …

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I’m not giving up food, I’m gaining a life

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I'm not giving up food, I'm gaining a life

MYTH #1 Healthy eating means giving up all the delicious foods that you love. TRUTH - Someone once said to me, “I saw your travel snack post on Instagram and I thought ugh, is this the way I’m going to have to live?” Let me tell you a little story: A few months ago I …

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Why You Need to Make This Chocolate Pudding Recipe Right Now!

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Why You Need to Make This Chocolate Pudding Recipe Right Now!

Remember chocolate pudding in the 80′s? The kind Mom used to make on the stove top, pour into cute little glass containers, and then place gently in the fridge to cool? No? Well, I’m old. Let me tell you how it “used” to be (growing up in my house at least) Mom, would boil some …

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Nourishing Erica – A Return to the Kitchen

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Nourishing Erica - A Return to the Kitchen

I have always had a passion for food. Most likely it’s in my blood but also it is fueled by my creative interests and proficiency in math and science. My paternal grandmother was a fantastic cook and great baker. When my father developed Type 1 Diabetes as an adult, she manipulated her recipes by removing …

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