Spinach with Sauteed Tomatoes

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Blueberry Muffins

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Superstition or Tradition?

What I did in the kitchen this week will prove to be either a huge feat or a regrettable action. Because I’m wont to clean as I cook, I tend to be a bit hasty in my actions and clumsy. While my chicken cutlet was frying, I began to wipe up the counter top and [...]

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Make The Write Difference

Many people are reluctant to write because putting thoughts on paper is like giving up a little piece of ourselves, making us vulnerable. The contrary is also true. Many people find writing cathartic, a means of expressing emotions that might otherwise remain bottled up. Recently, I had the privilege of being part of a panel [...]

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Manipulate Your Metabolism

Did you know metabolism can be manipulated? In his latest newsletter, my trainer busted a bunch of metabolism myths. Alex Young of Young Forever Fitness and Nutrition said metabolism is at work even when we sleep. It’s a fallacy that eating at night will put on weight, depending upon what you eat, of course. We [...]

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Got Gas?

As gasoline prices drop, I find myself thinking, “almost there, almost there.” “There” being the price where I think gas should be, about $1.75 – $1.90. During the past decade, the price at the pump soared unnaturally—beginning in 2004, peaking in 0-8, and then becoming the new norm in 2011. There was outrage in ’08 [...]

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Make Gravy; Make Love

Ever since the release of my book, Gravy Wars: South Philly Foods, Feuds & Attytudes (2009 Folger Ross Publications), I’ve noticed a trend in competitive TV food shows. Now, I’m not suggesting Gravy Wars spawned the likes of Food Wars (March 2010), Cupcake Wars (2010), or Food Court Wars (July 2013) despite preceding them, but [...]

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Soup Night

Soup night could be the soup Nazi’s greatest nemesis. Beyond the holiday season, when we settle into the doldrums of winter with its short days and cold nights, how will you keep your spirits bright? Here’s an idea I stole from a colleague: Host Soup Night. When you write out your Christmas cards, include a [...]

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Don’t Let Microsoft Co-opt Your Presentation

At a restaurant, do you ask for a cola or a Coke? After showering, do you reach for a cotton swab or a Q-tip? When you tell someone to look up something on the Internet do you say, “Conduct a web search,” or “Google it”? Do you have parents or grandparents who reach for Kleenex [...]

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