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Supermarket Score: Tahini

Those of us familiar with the fabulousness that is tahini may know it as that rogue jar of peanut butter-ish spread that we pull out every few weeks to make hummus.  I promise you, though, that this staple of Middle Eastern and North African kitchens has a wealth of potential far beyond a run-of-the mill […]


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Supermarket Score: Cinnamon

If ever there was a spice more stereotyped by “one trick pony” status, cinnamon would take top honors.  We all know it as the backbone of Sunday morning French toast, the bit of lovin’ that makes snickerdoodles so delightful, or even that inedible stick floating in your warm apple cider. Cinnamon is so much more […]


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Play-By-Play: Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Last week, I posted a “Supermarket Score” blog with some new ideas for using up buttermilk.  One idea in particular – the homemade ricotta cheese – elicited some facebook comments and emails from some of my friends.  They were intrigued, but wanted to know more.  “It can’t be that simple to make at home!” some […]


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Supermarket Score: Buttermilk

“Supermarket Score!” is all about taking a look at the great deals and delicious meals that are hidden in commonly found supermarket items. I’d be willing to bet that when you hear “buttermilk”, you probably think of either (A) pancakes, (B) biscuits, or (C) that mystery carton of dairy in the back of the fridge […]


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Supermarket Score! White Beans

“Supermarket Score!” is all about taking a look at the great deals and delicious meals that are hidden in commonly found supermarket items. So I know what you’re thinking and I agree: nothing says “bring it on” like a post that has white beans in the title. But seriously, I know I don’t have to […]


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Supermarket Score: Ramen Noodles

“Supermarket Score!” is all about taking a look at the great deals and delicious meals that are hidden in commonly found supermarket items. I can remember, clear as day, being a kid at my babysitter Kimmy’s house and watching one of the boys across the table from me eat raw ramen noodles with his lunch. […]


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Pumpkin Corn Muffins (From Scratch Style)

So last week’s “Supermarket Score: Pumpkin” post garnered quite a few comments (much to my appreciative surprise).  I heard from many a die-hard baker out there that could appreciate the suggestion of a Pumpkin Corn Muffin, but didn’t want to go the boxed mix route.  They wanted to go old school and make them from scratch. […]


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Supermarket Score: Pumpkin

“Supermarket Score!” is all about taking a look at the great deals and delicious meals that are hidden in commonly found supermarket items. It’s that blissful time of year where pumpkin starts emerging in all forms from muffins and martinis, to lattes and lobster rolls (well, maybe not so much the latter).  The point is, […]


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Supermarket Score! Apples

“Supermarket Score!” is all about taking a look at the great deals and delicious meals that are hidden in commonly found supermarket items. Fall is – hands down- my favorite of the four seasons.  Living in New York’s Hudson Valley means a corner cannot be turned without a picturesque view of colored leaves, pumpkins, cider […]


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How to Nail Brunch in 1 Easy Step

Just put streusel on it.  Seriously, thats the secret.  Doesn’t sound complicated does it?  That’s because it’s not. Streusel is one of those amazing “quick fix” ingredients that I always have on hand for occasions where a little but of nutty crunch is just the gilding that lily needs.  Plus, let’s be honest, who doesn’t […]