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  1. Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Award-Winning Food Writer, Author and Yogurt Expert Cheryl Sternman Rule (Ep. 44)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #44: Cookbook Author and Yogurt Expert Cheryl Sternman Rule + My Favorite Pasta Tip and Recipe

    Today on the podcast I share my favorite pasta cooking tip along with a great pasta recipe. Afterwards comes the really good part – I chat with award-winning food writer, cookbook author and yogurt expert Cheryl Sternman Rule. Cheryl is fabulous and she shares all kinds of fantastic yogurt tips and recipes with us today. It’s a must listen! Cheryl’s done all kinds of cool things, from getting a masters from Harvard, attending culinary school, working at the Department of Justice as well as doing a Peace Corps stint in Africa. What hasn’t Cheryl done?! The best part about Cheryl, though, is her warmth and approachability and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with her just as I have. Thanks for being on the show, Cheryl!

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  2. Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Chef and Food Network Star Winner Justin Warner Shares Experiences Around Owning a Restaurant as well as Recipes and Kitchen Tips (Ep. 43)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #43: Tips for Cooking Popcorn + an Interview with Chef Justin Warner

    It’s Thursday, which means a new podcast episode! Today I kick things off with various tips for cooking popcorn, including my most favorite technique, along with a delicious and easy recipe for using that perfectly popped popcorn. Afterwards I talk with Justin Warner, a self-taught chef, the winner of the eighth season of Food Network Star and the author of The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them (Flatiron Books, 2015). In addition,  Justin also served as chef and co-owner of Michelin-rated restaurant Do or Dine in Brooklyn, and he continues to be a frequent guest on Food Network and hosts Foodie Call. Justin talks about what he loved about owning a restaurant, shares a few of his favorite recipes and offers up a kitchen tip that I am especially excited about. I met Justin a few months ago on my trip to General Mills, where we bonded over cereal and 90s rap music. It was great to chat with him again! Enjoy the show!

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  3. Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Photographer Ahna Tessler Talks Motherhood and Food Memories (Ep. 42)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #42: Tip for cutting brownies + an interview with photographer Ahna Tessler

    It’s time for another podcast! Today I share my secret tip for cutting brownies (okay, it’s not that secret and you can find it on the blog, but whatever…it’s such a good tip it needs repeating!). In addition I interview NYC-based family photographer Ahna Tessler. Ahna is a mother of four-year-old twins and wife to a 35-year-old man. 😉  Ahna’s background is in comedy and screenwriting but she found it was kind of hard to work the stand-up circuit with 67,000 diapers to change and two noses that needed constant wiping. Photography has given her the opportunity to explore the beauty, humor and grit of human interaction on a new stage”¦ the family. Her most recent project with Babble, Motherhood in Focus, was so beautiful that I just had to get her on the show to talk more about it. And, of course, get her to share her favorite recipe and a few food memories about her own mother, memories that take an unexpected turn!

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  4. Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietician and Author, Discusses Flexitarian Eating, Recipes Galore and More (Ep. 41)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #41: Easy and Delicious Homemade Carnitas + an Interview with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, dietician for the Chicago Cubs and winner of ABC's "My Diet is Better Than Yours"

    It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the weekly podcast! Today I share a tip for how I make homemade carnitas that requires almost no effort, with a really fabulous result. Afterwards I have a nice long chat with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN. Dawn is a registered dietician that works for the Chicago Cubs and also recently won the ABC reality TV show My Diet is Better Than Yours. I am lucky to count Dawn as a friend and absolutely loved having her on the show. She shares a bit about her experience on My Diet is Better Than Yours, how her philosophy around flexitarian eating came to be, tips and tricks for having a healthy yet doable diet, strategies for feeding kids, the “C.R.A.P.” you should avoid, why she thinks potatoes have gotten a bad rap, and a great kitchen tip that will simplify your life. Also, recipes. Lots and lots of great recipes. I love this episode and I’m sure you will, too!

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  5. Monday, April 25, 2016

    Today’s Mama CEO Rachael Herrscher talks Atul Gawande, Healthful Eating, and Kitchen Tips & Recipes (Ep. 40)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #40: Interview with Today's Mama CEO Rachael Herrscher + A Great Taco Tip!

    Before I get to today’s episode, which includes an interview with the smart and talented Rachael Herrscher, a quick update on the podcast! New episodes will now be published once a week on Thursdays, starting next week!

    Let’s get to today’s episode! First I share a great tip for making tasty tacos. For this episode’s interview I chat with Today’s Mama CEO Rachael Herrscher. Rachael is smart, funny, kind and just all around awesome. We talk about our mutual love for Atul Gawande (we love you, Atul!), sweaty hairy cartoon monkeys that stress us out, Rachael’s journey to healthful eating, and, of course, her favorite kitchen tips and favorite recipe. Lots of good stuff – enjoy!

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  6. Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Jane’s Last Meal + The Magic of Toaster Ovens

    This Week for Dinner Podcast Episode 39: Thursday Recipe & a Tip, Including the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever and the kitchen appliance you NEED.

    It’s Thursday, which means today’s podcast episode is a quickie. First off, I share my most favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. For the record, I’m not the only one who loves this recipe. Right after I finished recording the episode, my friend Carrie texted me to say she makes the recipe all the time since I brought her cookies when she had her baby and she thinks of me each time she makes them. Really, people, it’s the best recipe out there. I also wax poetic about my favorite kitchen appliance. Enjoy!

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  7. Monday, April 11, 2016

    Food Photographer Helene Dujardin Shares Her Experiences with Diet and Meniere’s Disease + Her Favorite Foods (Ep. 38)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #38: Interview with Helene Dujardin, Food Photographer and Writer

    Today’s podcast guest is, quite simply, lovely. For the show I sit down to talk with Helene Dujardin, talented food photographer and food writer who blogs at Tartelette. Helene and I get all deep, talking about how life often leads you where you least expect it, how she has used what she eats to help manage Ménière’s disease, different approaches to getting dinner on the table each week and more. In addition, Helene shares TONS of great recipes and kitchen tips, which is immediately apparent by the long list of links below. I am sure you will walk away from today’s podcast loving Helene as much as I do!

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  8. Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Chocolate Ganache Cake + The Magic of Coffee in Chocolate

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #37: Thursday Recipe & a Tip - Chocolate!

    Today’s Thursday Recipe & a Tip is all about chocolate. I could talk for days about chocolate. I limited myself to 11 minutes this time around, but I think I’m going to have to do more chocolate-themed episodes. Because 11 minutes is not enough time to tell you all the ways to make perfect chocolate in your kitchen. Anyway, today I share one of my most favorite chocolate recipes with you as well as the secret ingredient you can use in your cooking to make chocolate rich in flavor.

    Please note: In this episode I mention that the SoNo Baking Company is in New York, but I meant Connecticut. I grew up in the “tri state area” (which is essentially NYC/Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Connecticut). Apparently my subconscious considers all of that “New York.” 😉

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  9. Monday, March 28, 2016

    Catherine McCord of Weelicious and One Potato Talks Getting Dinner on the Table Daily (Ep. 36)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #36: Weelicious and One Potato's Catherine McCord

    It’s a Monday, which means I get to share an interview with you on the podcast! Today I have a little chat with Catherine McCord, food blogger at Weelicious, author of two cookbooks and founder of the new meal delivery service One Potato. Catherine is a dedicated mother who cooks at home pretty much every day, despite an insane working schedule for herself and her husband. In addition to her kitchen awesomeness, she’s just a really nice person that I am grateful to know.

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  10. Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Recipe and a Tip: Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Beef + Cooking Tender Chicken (Ep. 35)

    This Week for Dinner Podcast #35: Thursday Recipe & a Tip - A easy and delicious slow cooker recipe plus a great tip for super tender chicken!

    Hey everyone! It’s Thursday, so I have a quick recipe and a tip on the podcast for you. I wax poetic about one of my favorite slow cooker recipes and share an easy but awesome tip for tender chicken. Enjoy!

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