The Best of Rome! Brooke’s Top Ten

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If it’s spring, I want to be in Italy. I’m not saying my desire always turns into reality, but it’s top-of-mind like, say, when it’s 8pm and I’m dying for a big square of Vahlrona and a Medici goblet-size glass of red. This year, the carbo-loading gods were listening and they granted me 120 hours […]

Kids Kitchen Lab: The Science Behind The (Yummy) Food

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Master Chef Junior. Kids Baking Championship. ‘Chopped’ Junior. Kids cooking is having a moment.   (Parker and her best friend, Jamie, with me in the ICE kitchens) The shows are spectacularly produced, the tiny contestants are on the brink of becoming sous chefs at Eleven Madison and James and I are sufficiently intimidated to throw […]

Cooking with Dad… Again!

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This is what every brunch should look like- bacon, baby love, big smiles all around.  Can we cook with Food Network every weekend?! We loved every minute (okay, almost every minute except when the AC went on the fritz and baby chucked a fistful of cherry tomatoes at my head…) of cooking and sharing our […]

Thanksgiving (Focaccia) Stuffing with Apples & Pancetta

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We like short cuts. We like being kitchen-savvy. We like big holiday meals with interesting flavors but not if that means cooking all day (for three days straight). I’m going to share with you here a few of my Thanksgiving cooking & entertaining tips & tricks as well as one beyond fabulous recipe… But, first, […]

Stress-Free Thanksgiving, Promise!

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Don’t let the cute faces fool you! (It’s the eyes… and the darn mustache pacifier!) These two turkeys are tough customers when it comes to Thanksgiving. She complains if the turkey leg is too dry and the pie crust crumbles the wrong way. He won’t down more than a spoonful of pumpkin puree’ if it’s […]