Celebrating Homemade with Love

To celebrate the launch of Jennifer Perillo's amazing new cookbook, Homemade with Love, my daughter and I were invited an exclusive cooking party hosted by Kidzvuz and Chef Tony's Cooking Adventures on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Well before meeting Jennie in real life, I had been a dedicated virtual fan of Jennie’s blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen, for a long long time.  When you follow a blog like Jennie's online, it feels as if you've been granted permission into someone's personal diary. Combing through Jennie's recipes, reading her … [Read more...]

Demystifying the term “homemade”

Last week in my "Natural with Nutella" post, I was so giddy.  I made three different homemade dairy-free versions of Nutella!  I was convinced, even before embarking on the project, that no matter what, my version would be healthier than the purchased jar.  Why?  Well, because I was making it in my home.  Isn't that automatically healthier? Don't laugh.  For someone like me, who's still very much fumbling around the kitchen like Frankenstein, knowing some of the ingredients in a recipe has been enough to claim something … [Read more...]