Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Fourth of July

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It's  the 4th of July. What a great time to celebrate with friends and family. Growing up it meant hot dogs, burgers, boiled corn, and watermelon. These days, there's a twist—it's  time to rely on the freshness of the … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Berry Delicious Recipes for Summer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   Wandering around the open-air market is a favorite past time of mine.  I love to cruise through the booths and check out what is fresh and new. Summer is such an amazing time for berries. There are so many different … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Special Barbecue Recipes for Father’s Day

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The gift of having an extraordinary male figure in your life is so important and one I wish for all children. I was a daddy’s girl and so is my daughter.  On this day I celebrate all dads, grandpas and dad-like figures. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Easy Summer Grilling

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY My daughter is out of school and I now have fantasies of the lazy days of summer! Hmmm... not so much! We have kids to schlep to camp, out of town guests, constant events and super busy work schedule. The one great thing is that … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for Chicken on the Grill

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I always say anything worth cooking is worth grilling! In this heat when the sun goes down I want to grill. What? Chicken again? I had to stay a step ahead of my family or my BBQ Chicken with Slicks Sauce would get old fast. I … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: For the Love of Chocolate

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Oh chocolate!  My true love! How many nights it has been you and I!  The evening ends with me beating myself up after hours at the gym and then the sun goes down and I just can’t resist you!  Who knew we were doing something … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Mussels and Clams—Yes, You Can Make Them At Home

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It's  May and the weather keeps going from hot to cold,  so this past weekend I found myself wanting to make a mix of clams and mussels! I love them, but I used to only eat them when dining out because I could never get them … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for Rhubarb Every Which Way

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I don’t think I could have been happier to walk into Whole Foods yesterday and be greeted with massive stalks of rhubarb! I know my strawberry rhubarb pie fans are doing a happy dance! As we step into rhubarb season I get … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Savory Pies for All Occasions

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY In Southern California the weather is just wacky! I got a sunburned chest last weekend talking to a friend outside of a movie theatre and then needed an umbrella this morning to walk my dog! It is a crazy time of year with so … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Quinoa Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Inca diet. One of the world's true super foods, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also a great source of … [Read more...]