Monthly Archive: March 2013

Flourless Chocolate Cake: Cracked Chocolate Earth Cake

Cracked Chocolate Earth Cake

Chocolate Cake from Food Network Star Tyler Florence I’ve worked with a lot of celebrities but I have to say that Tyler Florence is now my favorite. He came to Macy’s last night to a standing room only crowd, about 500 people, for a cooking class. Not only did he work magic with simple ingredients, he …

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Baklava: A Wonderful Baklava Recipe

Baklava: A Recipe for Baklava -Memories of my Lebanese Mother What is Baklava? It’s a middle eastern pastry containing almost 30 layers of phyllo dough interspersed with a walnut filling, and a fragrant orange flower water/honey syrup scented with cinnamon. When we were kids, my mom, Mary Calim Nader,  would sequester herself in the kitchen during …

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Cinnamon for Health: Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon, almonds, walnuts in Baklava

Cinnamon for Health Cinnamon for Health: cinnamon is a brain booster.  Yes, it’s true – simply breathing in that aroma can make you sharper! Yet it also has a calming, soothing, homey effect. You can also make a wonderful hand and foot massage oil by mixing a bit of cinnamon in canola or grape seed …

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Granola Recipe: Chunky Maple Granola

Granola Recipe - Chuncky Maple Granola

Chunky Maple Granola aka Homemade Backpack Granola A recent conversation about tapping maple trees for syrup sent me in to the kitchen to make this delicious chunky maple granola recipe. My friend Laura and I were chatting – she and husband Oakley were having their maple trees tapped for the annual pancake breakfast at Pattison …

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