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How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

Want to learn how to make the best margarita? Celebrate Spring and Summer weather with citrusy, fresh mixed drinks. Even if it's cold outside, just shake the ingredients together and feel the warmth.  Serve this delicious Grapef... Read more

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

When my kids came in from shoveling snow today, I remembered the most delectable hot chocolate drink I had once sipped in a café in a bus terminal in a remote area of Argentina, when I  was feeling chilled from winter travel.  When I ordered hot chocolate, I was surprised when the bartender ... Read more
Candles or Carpools? How Do You Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family?

Candles or Carpools? How Do You Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family?

Before we became parents, Valentine’s Day for Andrew and me usually meant reservations at a romantic restaurant or eating dinner at home with candles and cocktails. Once we had kids, our Valentine's Day dinner reservations took a hiatus while we helped the kids make cards for all of their clas... Read more
Easy Valentines Day Recipe:  Heart Healthy Indian Spiced Salmon

Easy Valentines Day Recipe: Heart Healthy Indian Spiced Salmon

Indian Spiced Salmon Prep + Cook = 20 minutes 4 servings Looking for an easy Valentines day recipe?  Our friend (and Scramble subscriber since the very beginning) Jolynn Dellinger sent me this delightfully easy yet sophisticated recipe for sa... Read more
Healthy Party Snack:  Crispy Stuffed Tex-Mex Potato Skins

Healthy Party Snack: Crispy Stuffed Tex-Mex Potato Skins

This recipe marries my love of baked potato skins, twice baked potatoes and Tex-Mex flavors into one delectable morsel. The key to making these possible for a busy weeknight is to bake the potatoes in advance, and even make the stuffing in advance... Read more

Healthy Nachos:  Nacho Average Nachos

Healthy Nachos: Nacho Average Nachos

These healthy nachos are  great  to experiment with and adapt to your taste or diet, and would be a great option to serve during any casual gathering or Super Bowl party.  Our 16-year-old son Solomon l... Read more

Christmas Day Breakfast You can Make Ahead and Your Christmas Food Traditions

Christmas Day Breakfast You can Make Ahead and Your Christmas Food Traditions

                          I know many of you will be waking up on Christmas Day with children who are much more eager to see what Santa left them than to eat breakfast (and you’ll likely... Read more
Healthy Family Dessert: Dark Chocolate Bark

Healthy Family Dessert: Dark Chocolate Bark

Our 14 year-old daughter Celia made this delicious dark chocolate bark that is quick to assemble and makes a wonderful gift or healthy family dessert.  Melt the chocolate as directed, and then pick your favorite ingredients to fold in or sprinkle on top. Read more

Holiday Gifts that are Big on Enjoyment but Small on Space

Holiday Gifts that are Big on Enjoyment but Small on Space

As a kid during Hanukkah, I loved tearing the wrapping paper off my gifts and, like most kids, felt that more presents = better holiday!  As an older and wiser adult (and with a house that is pretty full of “stuff” already), I’ve come to enjoy more practical or experiential holiday gifts that don’t add... Read more
Edible Gifts for the Holidays

Edible Gifts for the Holidays

                         

It may not surprise you that when it comes to holiday gift giving, I enjoy sharing my ... Read more