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Category: Kitchen Tips

  1. Monday, March 14, 2016

    Lifestyle Blogger Allison Czarnecki Talks Tons of Food and Gets Jane in a Silly Mood (Ep. 34)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast Episode #34: Interview with lifestyle blogger Allison Czarnecki

    Hi friends! So, last week I took a little podcast break, but today we are back! Since it’s Monday I have an interview for you and it’s a doozy, in a good way, of course. My colleague, business partner and friend Allison Czarnecki from the lifestyle blog Petit Elefant joins me to discuss several great recipes and kitchen tips. Allison started her blog many moons ago and writes about style, family, home, travel and, of course, FOOD. Allison, our friend Marie (who was on the podcast previously) and I started a business together in 2009 and are pretty much bonded for life. On today’s episode we talk a lot about food but Allison also gets me in a silly mood, which just plain means trouble. Thanks for that, Allison.

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  2. Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Naan Pizza + Cheese Paper (Ep. 33)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #33: Thursday Recipe & a Tip, all about the best way to store your cheese and a quick and delicious way to make pizza

    Happy Thursday! It has been quite a day, so I’m just now getting this podcast episode published, but at least it’s going live on a Thursday since it’s called Thursday Recipe & a Tip. Today I’m talking about the best way to store cheese and (surprise, surprise) my love for naan pizzas. A nice quick episode that will hopefully make life in the kitchen easier and tastier for you!

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    • Via an app: For iPhone and iPad, subscribe to the This Week for Dinner Podcast on iTunes and listen to it through the purple Podcasts app. For Android devices, use the Stitcher, Podcast Addict or Pocket Casts apps. In all cases, launch the app, then search for This Week for Dinner Podcast. The benefit of using an app: once downloaded, you can listen to the show without an Internet connection.

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  3. Monday, February 29, 2016

    Bakerella Angie Dudley Talks Cake Pops, Kidney Transplants, Family Recipes and Aspirationally-Organized Creatives (Ep. 32)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #32: Interview with Angie Dudley, aka Bakerella!

    It’s Monday, which means it’s interview day on the podcast. Today’s guest is none other than the great Bakerella! Angie Dudley is a food blogger at the website Bakerella. She shares all kinds of wonderful baking recipes on her site, like these Toffee Bit Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies, and inspiration for all kinds of cake pops, like these Elephant Cake Pop ValentinesBy the way, Angie doesn’t just make awesome cake pops, she actually invented them. She’s a genius! I love Angie dearly and it was such a treat having her on the show. Be sure to listen in. We talk cake pops, kidney transplants, her grandma’s pie recipe, and the plight of aspirationally-organized (i.e. disorganized) creative types (i.e. us).

    Shownotes:

    It’s easy to listen to the show!

    • Via the web: Just click play below!
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  4. Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Kitchen Sink Quesadillas + How to Keep Pasta Water from Boiling Over (Ep. 31)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #31: Thursday Recipe & a Tip! How to keep your pasta water from boiling over and a great go-to vegetarian recipe from @janemaynard

    It’s Thursday! Recipe & a Tip Time!

    Shownotes:

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  5. Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Curry in a Hurry + The Trick to Homemade Frozen Yogurt (Ep. 29)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #29: Thursday Recipe & a Tip, including how to make non-icy homemade frozen yogurt

    Happy Thursday! Today’s podcast features a recipe tip inspired by my visit to Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont this week. I’ve got frozen dessert on the brain! 😉

    Shownotes: 

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  6. Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Homemade Hamburgers + Chopping Green Onions (Ep. 27)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #27: Thursday Recipe & a Tip! Find out the best way to chop green onions and make awesome hamburgers.

    It’s Thursday. That means it’s time for a quick recipe and a tip on the podcast! Today you find out my new favorite go-to recipe as well as how to chop green onions the right way. (Also, Electrify Africa passed! Woohoo! Listen to find out why this is so awesome.)

     

    Shownotes:

    It’s easy to listen to the show!

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  7. Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Spicy Layered Chocolate Mousse Squares + Opening Stuck Lids (Ep. 25)

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    It’s Thursday, so I have a recipe and tip for you today on the podcast! Short and sweet, and the kitchen tip is an oldie but goodie.

    Shownotes:

    It’s easy to listen to the show!

    • Via the web: Just click play below!
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  8. Monday, February 1, 2016

    Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Ann Miura-Ko Talks Life, Work and Food (Ep. 24)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast Episode #24: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Ann Miura-Ko

    It’s Monday, which means it’s interview day on the podcast! Today I talk with Ann Miura-Ko. Ann is co-founder of Floodgate, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that backs digital companies before traditional VCs are ready to invest. Essentially they’re really good at figuring out what the next big thing is. Ann has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. You can read more about Ann here and follower her on Twitter here.

    I asked Ann to be on the show because I knew she would be fascinating to talk to, funny and have great things to share related to food. Ann delivers on all counts and I love this episode. Enjoy!

    Shownotes:

    • Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller (recipes Ann loves from the book: prime rib, buttermilk fried chicken, savory bread pudding)
    • A Hero in the Family (the real reason I wanted to be an astrophysicist as a child)
    • Ann’s kitchen tip originated from Michael Mina (you’ll have to listen to the show to get the tip!)
    • And…pictures of Ann with sumo wrestlers making mochi. She wins.

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #24: Ann Miura-Ko makes mochi with sumo wrestlers in Japan

    It’s easy to listen to the show!

    • Via the web: Just click play below!
    • Via an app: For iPhone and iPad, subscribe to the This Week for Dinner Podcast on iTunes and listen to it through the purple Podcasts app. For Android devices, use the Stitcher, Podcast Addict or Pocket Casts apps. In all cases, launch the app, then search for This Week for Dinner Podcast. The benefit of using an app: once downloaded, you can listen to the show without an Internet connection.

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  9. Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Pork & Udon Noodle Soup + The Magic of the Butcher (Ep. 23)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #23: Recipe and a Tip!

    Happy Thursday! Today on the podcast I make a little announcement (no, I am not pregnant). Be sure to listen so you know what’s going on!

    Shownotes:

    It’s easy to listen to the show!

    • Via the web: Just click play below!
    • Via an app: For iPhone and iPad, subscribe to the This Week for Dinner Podcast on iTunes and listen to it through the purple Podcasts app. For Android devices, use the Stitcher, Podcast Addict or Pocket Casts apps. In all cases, launch the app, then search for This Week for Dinner Podcast. The benefit of using an app: once downloaded, you can listen to the show without an Internet connection.

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  10. How to Slice a Bagel Without Cutting Off Your Hand

    Let’s talk bagels and knives. The combination is deadly”¦well, at least for fingers and hands. I would hazard a guess that avocados and bagels cause the most knife injuries in home kitchens. I have ZERO data to back me up on that claim, but that’s what I my gut tells me. And I have smart guts. ANYWAY”¦I have already shown you how to cut avocados the awesomest most safest way ever. But until this week I didn’t actually know the safest way to slice bagels. But now I do. And so, of course, I am showing you!

    How to Slice a Bagel Without Cutting Off Your Hand

    We have a really great bagel shop down the street where I get bagels for my kids’ lunches. (PS: The bagel shop is called Top of the Bagel and it is seriously good – New Jersey native approved!) I like to buy a dozen bagels at a time, slice them, cut them in half and then put the bagels in the freezer so they are fresh for lunches. This week, as I was prepping the bagels for the freezer, I had a revelation.

    I used to always slice the bagel (you know, like when you slice it to put in the toaster or spread with cream cheese) then cut it in half (my kids only eat a half a bagel for lunch). This week, however, I reversed the cutting order, cutting the bagel in half first and then slicing it. You guys. This way is so much easier and safer. How have I never thought of it before?!? From now on I will always do this, even if we are planning to eat the whole bagel.

    I will describe in detail what I’m talking about so there is no confusion and to ensure the survival of everyone’s fingers.

    Step 1: Cut the bagel in half, as shown in the photo below.

    How to Slice a Bagel Without Cutting Off Your Hand

    Step 2: Slice the bagel. To do this, when you place the bagel vertically on the cutting board to slice it, put it cut side (flat side) down on the board. Start to slice the bagel, pinching the top of bagel and holding it firmly with your non-knife hand. As soon as the top of the knife is level with the top of the bagel, flatten your hand and press down on the bagel to hold it in place. It works like a charm and never at any point is your hand or any of your fingers in way of the blade.

    How to Slice a Bagel Without Cutting Off Your Hand

    This is not rocket science, I know. And it was one of those “Duh!” moments for me and it is seriously helpful and so much safer.

    So, there you go. Happy bagel slicing!