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I’m now heading into what I call the Teen Cuisine feeding frenzy. My children range in age from 14 to 7, so the power feeding at my house can be intense.
In an effort to take stock and seek some comfort, I’ve been reminiscing about how I fed them as infants. The cloud of the infant/toddler [...]

My Dad was the king of deviled eggs at our house.
Admittedly, I don’t make them very often, but now that our flock of hens have launced into full production I often find myself with an excess of eggs.
We get tired of fried eggs, so I often hardboil them and concoct later. One [...]

Once again, my Cuisinart food processor pulled through in a pinch. Earlier this week,
my daughter started rummaging through the fridge and declared, “There’s NOTHING to eat.”
As usual, I declared, “There’s lots to eat.” I pointed to the tortillas, the sliced turkey, the yogurt,
the cherries, and the recently baked Walnut Jam Cake. None [...]

Last week was a doozy at our house. My daughter celebrated graduation. My in laws were visiting from out of town. My son had a lacrosse tournament and a Boy Scout potluck. My husband and I celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary. And, I marked my fifteenth year as a dedicated food processor owner [...]

Last year at this time, I was deep in the midst of planning and organizing a three course sit down dinner for over 100 people. It is a tradition at my daughter’s school to have the next graduating class cook the graduation dinner for the current graduating class. I don’t know where or how this [...]

The food processor feeds my thrifty do it yourself instinct.
Although I love to cruise through the takeout and bakery counters at Seattle’s gorgeous grocery stores, I rarely indulge in a purchase there. With my Cuisinart at hand, I know I can make many of the items for a fraction of the cost at [...]

No Rise Pizza Dough

April 9th, 2009

Okay, folks, here’s my slam dunk all time favorite pizza dough. This dough can be made in under five minutes in the food processor and it needs no tedious rising time. This No Rise Pizza Dough is the one I use when making a simple thin crust pizza, chubby calzones, savory cheesy flat [...]

If you have read my “Powered to Process” introduction, then you are aware that this feature of my blog deals with the food processor.
In order to generate more enthusiasm for this all American kitchen appliance, I will be highlighting the techniques of food processor cookery–how to use the machine, how to store it, when [...]

Thumbs Up Peanut Butter

March 24th, 2009

If any of my children has a future in the food industry, it’s James.
My 6-year old son is prone to rating my food with a thumbs up or a thumbs down. James’s ratings have become a family joke, but he’s usually spot on with his reviews.

When I decided to make peanut [...]

Powered to Process™

March 15th, 2009

Useful information on the food processor

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