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Make It Better

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 17, 2015 | Category : Blog

Check us out in the latest Make It Better magazine’s Craveable Kitchens article by Tate Gunnerson. Photos by Dave Burk for Hedrich Blessing Photographers     more

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You Don’t Have to Be a Kid to LOVE Pizza

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 13, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


Pizza day always tops the list for the kids cooking in the kitchen. But hey, let’s be honest – EVERYONE loves pizza!  Believe it or not, you don’t “knead” much time make homemade dough. These Kitchen Cats prepared an Italian meal from scratch in no time. Homemade Pizza, Basic Tomato Sauce and Eggless... more

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“My Favorite Dishes” Cooking Class

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 9, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


Recently I taught a four fascinating women some of my favorite dishes.  We cooked up a storm, laughed and enjoyed a beautiful lunch together with great conversation.  I promise you will be a big hit with any or all of these stand by recipes.   Quinoa with Zucchini, Carrots, Cherries &... more

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“Pesadrek” Toffee that Tastes Delish

By: | 1 Comment | On: April 8, 2015 | Category : Blog

Tired of macaroons after 4 days?…try these Passover Toffee Bars.  My mother, daughter and I did some three generational cooking and baking last Friday.  This dessert really hit the spot for me after both seder dinners. more

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Passover-Achieving Foods

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 28, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


My family always looks forward to the traditional Jewish foods at Seder: Homemade Matzoh Balls & Chicken Soup Brisket However, dessert can be another story…With limited ingredient options for Passover, goodies often all taste the same (or as referred to in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal “Pasa-drek”).  Store bought macaroons don’t... more

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Meat the Beet

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 17, 2015 | Category : Blog


+= Grilled New York Strip Steak and Mixed Greens with Baby Beets, Chèvre & Pecans make a simple gourmet dinner, and the leftovers can make a scrumptious steak salad for lunch the next day.  I made a dressed up “garbage salad” by adding some pomegranate seeds,  artichoke hearts, avocado and crumbled goat... more

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PK Classes in Action

By: | Comments Off | On: March 14, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes



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Healthy Cooking Class for Charity

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 2, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

As a fundraiser for Ravinia Nursery School, I recently I taught a vegetarian class to a family who wants to cook more at home. We prepared Quinoa with Dried Cherries, Dill & Zucchini, Roasted Cauliflower Salad and Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing.  They loved each dish more than the... more

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Super Bowl Sunday Sandwiches

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 1, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner



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Football, Friends and Fabulous Food

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 21, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


Once again, my husband invited dinner guests over at the last minute to watch some football.  Since I wanted to visit with our friends Carol & Lenny, I chose some simple dishes that I knew were sure to please… and it was no surprise that Ina Garten’s Grilled New Strip... more

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