The Art of Eating In Book Giveaway

Cathy Erway gave up eating out in New York and started cooking for herself, a two-year experiment she chronicled on her blog, Not Eating Out in New York. Restaurants, take out, and street carts were out, cooking for herself, foraging, and freeganism was in. Cathy’s story is interesting for anyone trying to live frugally by… 

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Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken, Andouille, and Ham and a Giveaway

I don’t have any Creole or Cajun relatives (that I know of), so for authentic recipes I turn to some of my favorite cookbooks. Emeril calls this particular recipe his “Clean Out the Ice Box and Freezer” Jambalaya, my kind of food, particularly now because after the holidays and fall harvest we have a freezer… 

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Carrot Ginger Soup and a Giveaway

Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

While the boys played I whipped up this carrot ginger soup yesterday for dinner. Michael was late getting home, saw the pot sitting on the stove, peered in and looked very skeptical. He stuck a finger into the cold soup to taste it and still didn’t look convinced. After I warmed it up and swirled… 

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Cajun Wings and a Giveaway

This week’s posts focus on entertaining, something we all do every now and then. Wings have long been a popular party food, though the origins remain in dispute. No matter who invented them, there is no denying the permanent place wings have taken on menus across the country. Restaurants offer many types of wings, included… 

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Pumpkin Pancakes and a Giveaway

Pumpkin Pancakes - Andrea Meyers

It’s here! This week we celebrate my third blog anniversary and my birthday. January 7, 2006 was the day I found the first comment on my little online cooking database—it had been there for a couple weeks—and suddenly I realized I had a cooking blog. It’s also the day I found out I was pregnant… 

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Ho Chi Minh Chicken

Andrea Meyers - Ho Chi Minh Chicken

g This is my interpretation of a dish from Chef Charlie Ayers, who gained a reputation as the chef who fed Google. He won the job of Google’s corporate chef at a cook-off in 1999, and his cooking became famous for being innovative, healthy, and delicious. Now Chef Ayers consults with companies on restructuring food… 

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