Everything You Need To Know….about Thanksgiving

November 11, 2010

I will start this blog today by saying that I really don’t know everything about Thanksgiving, nor will I ever claim to.  After reading one of my blogs from earlier in the month about preparing for the upcoming holiday, my mother and my sisters quickly put me in charge of Thanksgiving dinner. How can they […]

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Kitchenarian Project 50 – Cookware

November 9, 2010

There are two things in your kitchen that will have the biggest impact on your ease and joy of cooking: knives and cookware.  Buy the best that you can afford; it will make a difference. I have a large amount of assorted cookware that I have accumulated over the last decade. I have never felt […]

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From the Recipe Box: The Perfect Pie Crust

November 7, 2010

It is possible to make a great pie crust. There is no need to be intimidated. While the frozen crusts in the grocery store seem like the easy, no fail approach to pie making, the flavor and texture is lacking. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, here is a recipe and some pie crust tips to […]

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From the Recipe Box: Caramelized Butternut Squash

November 5, 2010

This recipe is from Ina Garten’s collection. Now if today is the first time you have ever read my blog, then you may not realize that I am a huge Ina fan. If you have read for a while, then you are not surprised. What I love about Ina’s recipes is that the ingredient list […]

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Getting Organized – Countdown to Thanksgiving

November 2, 2010

If you are hosting Thanksgiving Day and you want to truly enjoy the holiday without feeling panicked, rushed or exhausted, then you really need to start getting ready now. Here is a quick list of items to take care of this week. Plan your menu. Chances are 80% of your menu consists of tried and […]

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November – A Month of Giving Thanks – and Getting Ready!

November 1, 2010

November will prove to be quite different for me this year. Having spent the last 10 years working in a kitchen retail store, November has always been very busy. In kitchen retail, Thanksgiving is what we call Mini-Christmas because Thanksgiving Day is the ultimate cooking holiday. While others shops are promoting and banking on the […]

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A Hollow Halloween

October 31, 2010

I knew this day would come, even acted excited about it as it approached, but the fact is, it is a bit sad. This is the first time in 19 years that a child in my household will not be going trick-or-treating. My youngest is now in middle school and this is where we draw […]

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From the Recipe Box: Risotto With Butternut Squash

October 30, 2010

I have a great risotto cookbook; it was part of a series published by Williams-Sonoma years ago.  Recently, I decided to try one of the recipes – risotto with butternut squash.  I love butternut squash and this is a great fall dish. It has such great flavor and what a beautiful color – perfect for […]

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Today is National Chocolate Day – October 28th

October 28, 2010

Have you been waiting all year to celebrate this day? Do you need an excuse to indulge?  Well go ahead, it is National Chocolate Day. Who doesn’t love chocolate?  I don’t think I have ever met anyone who doesn’t love the smooth, sweet flavor of chocolate.   In fact, Americans spend $13 billion a year […]

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100 And Still Counting

October 27, 2010

Today is a milestone; a celebration of sorts. This is the 100th blog posted to my site.  How did the time go by so quickly? Who would have thought I had so many things to say? When I started The Kitchenarian I didn’t really know what to expect. Would I know what to write about […]

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