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Arugula pasta with mascarpone cheese

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A weeknight meal favorite rich in magnesium and so quick and easy to prepare.

Caprese salad with heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

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Level up your Caprese using in-season heirloom tomatoes in different colors and flavors plus the creaminess of burrata.

Love to explore dishes of the world? We love to feature global recipes to expand your taste buds and enhance your current menu rotation so you'll never have that "same old" meal again.

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restaurant techniques for the home cook

One of the things I learned from teaching kids how to cook during the pandemic is that they absorb everything. I taught them the same techniques I taught my professional cooks at work. They are just as capable of developing those skills early on. 

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happy hour in your living room

Long day? Nothing like unwinding in the comfort of your own home, whether you're flat on the couch, in your lounger in the backyard or in the kitchen getting ready to cook up a storm. We share our fave cocktails, classic and modern so you can build your own bar and mix your own libations.

cooking for mental health

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How does cooking benefit your mental health? A friend of ours poured her heart out to her new therapist.  Depression and anxiety were leaving her unable to balance all the demands in her life, and she needed help.  The family was stretched to its limits, and as a single parent, she’d learned to rely on […]

Cooking for Mental Health? Why the Kitchen Can Help Cure Depression

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Benefits of Kids Cooking

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Are you struggling to engage your kids after school? Do you wish there was something or someone that could teach your kids a life skill while encouraging confidence and healthy food choices?

Ten Unexpected Benefits of Teaching Your Child to Cook

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Here’s where you get to know us and learn more about our kitchen and foodie adventures. We’re sharing our most loved dishes, tried and tested recipes, restaurant favorites, gourmet meals to recreate for your loved one so that you can cook more at home and become the chef in your own kitchen.



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The Chef and the wife at your service, delivering the very best of restaurant-quality dishes you can recreate in your own kitchen. From preparation to presentation, we share our most loved recipes so you too can enjoy a fine-dining experience right in your own home.

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