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Chilled Tomato Soup Two Ways

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 17, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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We are in the peak of tomato season and I just can’t get enough of this fruit. YES,  it is considered a fruit/berry in the nightshade family. But don’t fret over whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable…no matter which way you slice it, tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and vitamins... more

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A Toast to Good Food & Friends

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 11, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

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While the kids are off at summer camp, I have time for my own play dates (or rather cooking dates).  Lauren, Nicki & Debbie gathered around my table for a dinner cooking demonstration and to answer the age old question…”What’s for dinner?” We prepared a grilled vegetable platter of Cumin Roasted Carrots, Grilled Veggie... more

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Encompass Cooking with Nicole

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 26, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

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  Once a month I look forward to cooking with Encompass [Seeing the Whole Person].  We gather in the kitchen to work on cooking skills as we prepare a healthy, delicious, kosher dinner and foster friendships.  “Cooking with Nicole” incorporates the primary components of Encompass: balancing life skills training with the opportunity for socialization, recreation... 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

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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

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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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Passover-Achieving Foods

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

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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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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

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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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Fast, Flavorful Weeknight Meal

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 20, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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I was in a blunder the other night and had about 30 minutes to make dinner.  Luckily the veggies were already prepped.  I popped a few sweet potatoes in the oven and got cooking.  Since I had not marinated my chicken, I decided sautéing was the best route for efficiency... more

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