Author Archives: The Mom Chef

Lemon-Roasted Whole Chicken

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Tender, beautiful and deliciously juicy, this Lemon-Roasted Whole Chicken is what makes French cooking so fantastic. You’ve heard the saying that sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees, right? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve finally … Continue reading

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Oven-Baked Saffron Rice

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Forget the stove! This Oven-Baked Saffron Rice is flavored with onion, saffron and a hint of lemon juice. It’s earthy and fresh, the perfect side. Odd as it might sound, when I’m thinking about a Thanksgiving menu (or any dinner for … Continue reading

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Dutch Apple, Pear and Raisin Pie

Dutch Apple, Pear and Raisin Pie | Taking On Magazines | Sweet, but not heavy, this pie makes the perfect finale to any holiday dinner. The pears and apples go deliciously together.

Sweet, but not heavy, this Dutch Apple, Pear and Raisin Pie makes the perfect finale to any holiday dinner. The pears and apples go deliciously together. Much as I love cheesecake, I have to admit that I’d rather have it … Continue reading

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Chicken with Wine-Herb Sauce

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The drippings from perfectly cooked chicken breasts are turned into a deliciously savory sauce in this Chicken with Wine-Herb Sauce recipe. You’ve been here, right? It’s midway through a long day and even though you’re home, you’re playing taskmaster to children that … Continue reading

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Midnight Mocha Cheesecake

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Rich, silky and totally decadent, this Midnight Mocha Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s ultimate dessert. The hint of infused coffee puts it over the top. A few days ago, I plopped two magazines in front of Sophie and asked her to choose. … Continue reading

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Magazine Round-Up: Food & Wine Magazine, October 2014

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Here’s a round-up of the wonderful recipes I made from the October 2014 issue of Food & Wine Magazine. I can’t believe I only made four dishes from this issue of Food & Wine. There are, literally, over 15 tabs … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry

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Spicy, drenched in a fragrant sauce, and the ultimate in exotic comfort food, this Chicken Curry is totally delicious … and addictive. Imagine joining a group that forced you to make a dish from a random food blogger’s arsenal of goodies. … Continue reading

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Grab & Go Cranberry Granola Bars

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Sweetened with honey and a touch of brown sugar, these nut and berry-filled Grab & Go Cranberry Granola Bars make a perfect quick breakfast. There’s a woman in my neighborhood who walks. Okay, technically there’s more than one that meanders … Continue reading

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Southwestern Pulled Chicken and Chile Hash

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Southwestern Pulled Chicken and Chile Hash combines tender, slow-cooked chicken, crispy potatoes, a bit of heat and a touch of sweetness. Delicious! So I was standing at the kitchen counter, minding my own business while I peeled potatoes. I used … Continue reading

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The Sunday Sip ~ This One’s For Lukasz

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Do you remember your first love? How old were you? Five? Eight? Twelve? Hasn’t happened yet? This is Sophie’s first grade class photo (the unofficial one). I love it on many levels. The squirreliness of six year-olds is evidenced by … Continue reading

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