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It's Picnic Time!
May 19, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Memorial Day is the official beginning to a season of fun in the sun, so it’s time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. What better way get started than with a picnic? Check out my secret to perfect picnic sandwiches every time...

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Quick Thinking Bolognese
May 13, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Some nights I crave a dish a bit more, shall we say, elegant. It was on such a night that I came up with my recipe for 10-minute Bolognese. Tired of plain old meatballs, I decided to mash them up with a fork and sauté the bits of meat with some red wine. A quick simmer in some marinara sauce and in the time it took for the pasta to cook, dinner was done.

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Tea Lattes? Yes, Please.
April 7, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

I’ve been a religious coffee drinker for years now, decaf being the brew of choice because I want the taste without the buzz. In the evening, though, I prefer a calming cup of tea and this latte hit the spot.

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Wake Up, It’s Spring
March 25, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Last year, I set out to do some container gardening. Even if you have no more than a windowsill, it’s easy to add some edible greenery to your landscape. Here’s a few of my favorite recipes to give you incentive to channel your inner green thumb.

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Just Another Meat Free Monday
March 4, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Taking meat out of the equation for just one day a week can positively impact your body, the planet and your budget. Imagine a meatless makeover of your favorite dishes. That’s just what I did recently.

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Skillet Croutons
February 25, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Whether you like them big and chunky or tiny and bite-size, homemade croutons are a delicious departure from their packaged counterpart

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A Taste of Summer
January 30, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

What better way to beat the winter sniffles than with a warm bowl of tomato soup?

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Game Time!
January 22, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

The prep is incredibly easy but the pay-off is priceless: homemade onion dip without the artificial aftertaste.

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Sweet Potato, Leek & Ricotta Souffle
January 15, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

The Cuisinart Stand Mixer’s food processor attachment ensures a super smooth sweet potato puree.

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Hold the Fries
December 23, 2009 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

The secret to a crisp on the outside, soft-pillowy on the inside latke is adding the potato’s natural starch back to them.

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The Ultimate Potluck Party
December 18, 2009 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

When the days get shorter and temperatures dip into unthinkable territory, I like to have a house full of company. One of my favorite meals to make is a hearty beef stew in my slow cooker. It does all the heavy lifting so I can run out and get some wine.

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Holiday Entertaining, Manicotti Style
December 10, 2009 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

One of my favorite dishes to make is manicotti from scratch. These ricotta cheese-filled tubes of pasta are actually very easy to make—the batter comes together in the blender, and guests will be impressed when you tell them they’re 100% homemade. Round out your buffet with a salad of winter greens and roasted root vegetables, an antipasto platter and keep the red wine flowing for a fabulous holiday celebration.

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