Red Carpet Popcorn Meatloaf

Red Carpet Popcorn Meatloaf

On Hollywood’s big night, watching the parade of glammed-up, jewel-bedecked ladies and monkey-suited men while munching unadorned popcorn will not do…think what Joan and Melissa would say! Cacao nibs add yummy culinary bling to my air-popped corn. The lightly sweetened organic ones from Navitas are particularly nice. I toss in dried blueberries, toasted almonds, and oat cereal rings as well, creating a munch mix with the perfect film-star blend of glitz and obsession with power food. If your Oscar-night ritual includes dinner, serve spinach salad...
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Unofficial Cookbook Shares Harry Potter’s Favorite Dishes

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz is perfect company until the lines at movie theaters vanish for Harry Potter The Deathy Hallows – Part 2 opening this week. I did stand in line to get the final Harry Potter book the minute it came out, at midnight,...
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Easter Eggs, Colored Naturally

DMB 4.10 easter_eggs

I colored these eggs using wild blueberries, grape juice, onions, ground chili, and turmeric. Dying eggs using fruits, vegetables, and spices is ecologically friendly and entertaining. The process is messy and takes time but it is rewarding. Unlike using chemical dyes, it is a Zen experience. You have to relax while...
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From Tokyo, the Earthquake, Its Aftermath, and How To Help

From Tokyo, the Earthquake, Its Aftermath, and How To Help

My friend Elizabeth Andoh, who grew up in New York City, has lived in Japan since in the 1960s. In her own words, this is how she experienced the earthquake. plus information for how to help. ” When...
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Honey, I Have A Cold

Honey, I Have A Cold

Colds and flu are in season. Having recovered from the bug, now I am comforting two friends who have it. One has declared that honey is better than chicken soup. Thinking this is heresy, I decided to investigate. Here’s why it can be true. Hot tea with honey, like...
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