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Recipe Renovation: Something’s Got to Give

Whenever I renovate a recipe, my main goal is to make comfort food a better investment without sacrificing taste. Sometimes it works and sometimes my attempts are dismal failures, but I keep trying different approaches. What I’ve realized after years…

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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Take A Vacation

    Staying focused and working on your career is important – I get it. But that doesn’t mean you have to work yours...

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  • Make Everything Your Business for Success in 2016

    If you want to come from a place of yes and find success this year, my best advice is to Make Everything Your Business. ...

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  • Your New Mantra for 2016: Own It

    This next rule for coming from a place of yes will be your ally and your greatest defender, no matter what you’ve done...

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  • Food

    Celebrate World Pasta Day With My Healthier Baked Ziti Recipe

    I’m not going to eat a pound of pasta in one sitting, but I love pasta and I eat it often. Whole grain pasta in a sensible serving size is a great investment and an important staple to keep in…

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  • Pumpkin Spice French Toast Waffles

    Whenever I can’t decide between French toast and waffles, I make French toast… and cook it in the waffle iron. It’...

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  • Asian Shrimp Salad and Dressing Recipe

    This filling entrée salad makes an excellent lunch, as well as an elegant side salad when you have dinner guests....

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  • Ricotta Cheesecake

    This ricotta cheesecake is an excellent holiday dessert and has a lot less fat than traditional cheesecake. Ingredients ...

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  • Food

    Bethenny’s Homemade Salsa

    You can always find a pretty good salsa in the store and doctor it, but salsa is so easy to make that I recommend trying it at home at least once. You can be creative with salsa, and it’s a…

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  • Pumpkin Spice French Toast Waffles

    Whenever I can’t decide between French toast and waffles, I make French toast… and cook it in the waffle iron. It’...

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  • Girlfriend’s Guide to Grilling From WhatTheFlicka.com

    Don’t be afraid of taking control of the grill. You might burn a few meals at first, and maybe a few fingers, too – ...

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  • Easy Artichokes

    If I’m going to make a fancy, complicated stuffed artichoke dish, then peeling fresh artichokes is worth the trouble. ...

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  • Food

    My Healthy Version of Pad Thai

    Pad thai is a great comfort food, but the problem with most restaurant versions is that they are very high in fat, sugar, and starch, and it’s easy to overstuff yourself on the noodles. I decided I needed to create…

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  • Pear and Ginger Crisp Recipe

    This is my twist on traditional apple crisp. I love the ginger aspect of this recipe because it’s one of those ingredi...

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  • Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

    Bruschetta sounds fancy, looks beautiful, but it’s the easiest appetizer to make. If you can slice bread, toss a s...

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  • Lemon Basil Hummus

    Tangy and tasty, this dip takes less time to make than going to the store to buy prepared hummus. It doesn’t contain a...

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  • Food

    Want to be Naturally Thin? Don’t Snack While Cooking

    You can eat an entire meal’s worth of food just by nibbling while you cook. Then you sit down to another meal. That’s a heavy habit to break right now. You need to taste the food you are cooking to…

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  • Quick & Easy Linguine Dinner

    I love this easy pasta recipe! It is the the perfect dish to make when you need to whip something up in a hurry. You can...

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  • Asian Shrimp Salad and Dressing Recipe

    This filling entrée salad makes an excellent lunch, as well as an elegant side salad when you have dinner guests....

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  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    This is great comfort food and a versatile recipe you can use later in other things, so if you have leftovers, that’s ...

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  • Food

    Your Herbs & Spices Cheat Sheet

    Herbs and spices add interesting flavor to so many different foods, and I recommend using them liberally. You can sometimes substitute dried for fresh or fresh for dried herbs, but fresh and dried herbs have very different flavors, so keep…

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  • @FoodPorn’s 5 Most Drool­worthy Chicago Restaurants

    As you may know, I am the executive producer on FYI Network’s new show “Food Porn.” There are more tha...

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  • Fourth of July BBQ & Cocktail Guide

    It’s really starting to feel like summer now that Fourth of July is right around the corner. I love this holiday becau...

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  • Upgrade Your Afternoon Snack

    Some days, your snack and your lunch may morph into a single eating event. On other days, you won’t want a snack. But ...

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