Cranberry Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

cranberry bread pudding with caramel sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray. Since moving to Manhattan, I’ve realized three things: 1) food is so expensive, and by expensive I mean, I’m thinking of selling my eggs; 2) New Yorkers have to be fitter than most. The amount of walking, lugging, and upstairs-climbing-out-of-the-subway…

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Simple Lemon Orange Marinade

grilled chicken kabobs

Grilling season is here to stay, and I couldn’t be happier. Lately I’ve found myself sizing up every last item in my kitchen with the single, fundamental question, “Are you grillable?” Tell me you do this, too. Grilled chicken and veggie kabobs were the least strange of the options I thought to show you, so let’s…

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

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I’m going to cut right to it. These are fantastic. And it’s not every day that I’d say such a thing about a turkey burger. Because most often, when I choose to use turkey, I’m substituting it for beef. Either ground turkey has gone on sale at the market or Pinterest has persuaded me—whichever happens…

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Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp


Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil, chopped roughly (optional) 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce Directions: Simmer coconut milk in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in curry…

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Smoky Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema


My favorite tacos are those composed of ground beef, a packet of taco seasoning laced with mass amounts of MSG, Ortega crunchy taco shells, cheese, sour cream, and shredded iceberg lettuce- specifically the ones my mother sets under the broiler until the cheese melts into the ground beef and the taco shells begin to freckle….

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Camille’s Famous Ranchero Sauce


During the past four days of our jungle adventure, Camille and I have spooned her famous homemade ranchero sauce on every last thing we’ve eaten. Our rustic cabin kitchen has never been so flavorful. Each morning, our plates are hot with two skillet-warmed corn tortillas, two runny-yolked fried eggs, ranchero sauce, guacamole, and crumbled queso…

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Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Chicken and Dumplings


Years ago, when I thought about assembling dinner quickly- in 30 minutes or less, let’s say- I [quite lovingly] pictured peanut butter and fluff sandwiches and bowls of cereal. Come to think of it, I still do. Peanut butter oozing out from under an unbearably heavy mattress of marshmallow. The bread- an afterthought, really. And…

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4 Great Vegetarian Bean Recipes


I adore beans. Just lust after beans. Black, garbanzo, pinto, red, you name it. They’re inexpensive, filling, and they make me realize healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. Here are the four bean recipes I love most: 1. Vegan Black Bean Burgers 2. Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce 3. Spicy Garlic and Lime…

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The Simplest Poached Salmon with Pesto and Feta


Listen, I swoon over salmon in restaurants The chef pan sears her in some perfectly piping fat, to a fiery pink crust, bakes her to a buttery, slippery center, broils her, even, just ‘til her flakes feel melting on my tongue. But at home, all the salmon I prepare myself is less lovable. She’s never…

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How to Roast Broccoli


Broccoli, all by her lonesome dove, is my favorite vegetable. She’s filling and fibrous, unfussily fancied or dressed down. I’d proclaim her the best vegetable, but you know how insecure brussels sprouts can be. I steamed the whole head. I stir fried florets in toasted sesame oil, with browned garlic slices and a drizzle of…

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