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September 14, 2015 After 15 years of leading the food department for Martha Stewart, one of the most evolutionary thinkers of our time, I’ve resigned my position as SVP, Executive Editorial Director, Food and Entertaining, to build a family business of my own. My mission, which started with Mad Hungry, is to show the next generation how to… View Article
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brick cold

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Our apartment is on the top of an old building–a former storage area and a layer that I’m sure wasn’t meant for human habitation. Sure, it has skylights and south, west and east views, but it’s brick cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. When its really windy outside, I’m quaking in… View Article

Valentine Eats

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Yesterday at work we planned a shower for our longtime food colleague, probably the cutest pregnant woman I’ve ever seen. Sweet lover that she is, we planned cakes, brownies, etc. Then it hit me, she’s a proud Oklahoma-born eater too. We changed our plans, and what a good move. The individual frito pies, used the… View Article
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Another 2014 favorite Food

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Bagels I was fortunate to visit my former home city Detroit twice this year. The city is reemerging after years of hard luck. Like so many places, a food revolution is taking hold. It’s not only galvanizing folks to do interesting things everything I have tasted is also first rate delicious. The bagel pictured here… View Article
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Quinoa, what?

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I just keep trying to love quinoa. I know it sounds crazy that I can not figure out how to upload an image. I keep getting all sorts of warning messages about permission etc. It doesn’t really matter, the image wasn’t that great anyway. All I mean to say is that I know I should love it–quinoa… View Article
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Cookbook Gifts

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Looking for gifts? Baking Here’s a light topic to consider for my first post in over a year. If you have a friend who is either a baker or preserver, then here’s a few recommendations for you: The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum is a classic that will outlive us all. Rose is a… View Article
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Superbowl: an unavoidable food opp

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This year I’ve been acting sort of casual about the Superbowl menu situation. Living in NYC, where the game will be played tomorrow (well sort of NYC), should be getting me extra excited, but just like when the president’s in town, it really just boils down to a traffic nightmare for those of us coming… View Article
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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

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Yup, that’s the name of the this traveling eatdrink circus.  Today was the first 2014 tour stop in NYC at the Tunnel on 11th Ave and 28th.  It’s really a great, well-curated round up of bourbons & ryes & beers & hot sauce & cravaeable eats. Festival founder Greg and the awesome food/drinks curator Monica… View Article
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Pocket Pies

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For years I’ve made pocket pies as a strike against those nasty, expensive hot pockets sold in the grocery store. Even with all the food fresh food cooked at home, my boys discovered those convenient little suckers at their friends house. So I started making them at home –mostly chicken pocket pies–a hand held pot… View Article
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Mad Hungry Cravings Party

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 [picasa username=”MadHungryLSQ” albumname=”MadHungryCravingsBookParty”]   I received a message from my son this morning about hot sauce which has caused me to reflect on the party that kicked off our summer–The Mad Hungry Cravings book party. We made the MHCravings Paw Paw Pepper sauce to put in our goodie bags. Turns out, this several weeks later,… View Article
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