So, You Wanna Be A World Food Champion?

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Learn more about how to enter to the 2014 World FoodChampionships: http://www.worldfoodchampionships.com/         

Sweet Snacks for Game Day

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My 8 year old daughter loves to play soccer and she has a notorious sweet tooth! I grew up eating graham crackers and for times that we are off to kick the ball around on the field, or when she joins the local park district team, I like bringing along...

Video: Magnolia Bakery Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Llyod on HuffPost Live

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  I have the great opportunity to come be a regular "guest" on the HuffPost Live and with some pretty incredible chefs and personalities. This time, I was on with our favorite bakery, made ultra famous on Sex and The City, Magnolia Bakery Chief Baking Office, Bobbi Llyod. I asked...

The GrowHaus Urban Farm Oasis in Denver

Home & garden, Lifestyle
The GrowHaus Urban Farm Oasis (via Ethical Foods)Bringing food back to Denver neighborhoods marked by the EPA as hazardous waste areas. In just two years, The GrowHaus, a 20,000-square-foot Denver greenhouse and education space, has become a veritable food oasis. Based in Elyria-Swansea, a neighborhood…

Healthy Snacking

Lifestyle
In my never ending quest to get slim and remain healthy, snacking on healthy foods is important to my day. My days can get pretty hectic. Between filming my cooking show, office days, meetings, conference calls, events…and oh yes, my kids and tending to the home – I tend to...

Win a Kenmore Elite Fridge or Vacuum in the #springbrings Twitter Party

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Join me and Kenmore on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. CST for the #springbrings Twitter party celebrating the best of the season. For joining our party, you have a chance to win a Kenmore Elite upright bagged vacuum or one of Kenmore’s newest French door bottom-freezer refrigerators to store everything you need.Make sure you enter...

DIY: Top 10 Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
Diy: Top 10 Homemade Sugar Scrubs (via Style Craze)Exfoliation is very important to keep our skin clean, glowing, and beautiful. But you don’t need to rush to the market to buy a scrub that is filled with chemicals. You can easily make your own scrub at home! The best thing that you...

Duff Goldman and Momma Cuisine Together at the 2014 Housewares Show

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I am always honored to have the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs. Most of them are the most down to earth people who are passionate about their cooking, always pushing themselves to be better in their craft. One of these celebrity chefs, is the uber lovable, our favorite rock and roll...

How To Build Your Smoothie #MommasTips

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
There are thousands of smoothie recipes and the combinations for delicious smoothies are endless. The key is to follow these simple tips on how to build a smoothie so that no matter what flavor combinations you choose, you always end up with a delicious smoothie for you and your family. Below are...

Chicago Is Abundant With Good Food

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Momma Cuisine is a media sponsor of the Good Food FestivalWatch the segment on WGN News Midday Fix: http://wgntv.com/2014/03/12/midday-fix-momma-cuisines-johanna-cook-makes-creamy-polenta-and-pork-and-beans/For two years in a row, Momam Cuisine am a media sponsor of the Good Food Festival in Chicago. Celebrating 10 years of bringing local farmers and producers to the public, the Good Food...

ElBulli chef Adria unveils cooking 'laboratory'

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ElBulli chef Adria unveils cooking ‘laboratory’ (via AFP)Spanish star chef Ferran Adria unveiled plans on Tuesday to open a “cooking laboratory”, museum and database of top recipes at his world-beating restaurant elBulli. Adria, whose eatery was crowned best in the world five times by Britain’s Restaurant…

Don't waste expensive herbs with this easy tip #MommasTips

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
The problem with buying fresh herbs is that many recipes only call for a couple teaspoons or tablespoons. You end up with the entire bunch leftover and not really sure what else to do with the herbs. This simple tip will help you preserve your fresh herbs for future use,...

A Charitable Confection, charity bake sale for Project Orange Tree

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Grandbaby Cakes Hosts Inaugural Charity Bake Sale "A Charitable Confection" Doing good never tasted so good! Chicagoans with a penchant for gourmet sweets are invited to attend the first ever "A Charitable Confection" charity bake sale on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Chicago Urban...

Great Everyday Meals on Sports Doc Radio with Dr. Bob Weil

Parenting, Lifestyle
Momma Cuisine was a guest on Sports Doctor Radio hosted by Dr. Bob WeilI adore Dr. Bob Weil and his mission to help minimize and get rid of childhood obesity. This common thread between us has helped us learn more about each other and over the years, become great supporter...

#GoodFoodChi Twitter chat supporting Chicago & Midwest local foods

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Momma Cuisine is a media sponsor of the 2014 Good Food Festival ChicagoFor two years in a row, I have been a media sponsor for the Good Food Festival Chicago along with some pretty amazing brands! As Momma Cuisine, Good Food Festival’s mission about empowering local food growers and artisans and bringing...

You can now clip your coupons on MommaCuisine.com

Lifestyle
I love grocery shopping. In fact, my #GroceryAdventures hashtag is something I use every time I go out on this chore (adventure), where I tweet and Instagram my grocery adventures for all to see. I share unique finds, exotic and odd items, the beauty of fresh produce, or anything that...

Nestle recalls Hot Pockets

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Nestle recalls Hot Pockets (via CNN Video)Nestlé USA has issued a recall of two varieties of Hot Pockets because they may contain harmful meat. More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com/ To license video from CNN/HLN go to CNNImagesource.com or e-mail: cnn.imagesource@turner.com

Delicious Juicing Recipes

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Delicious Juicing Recipes (via http://juicingforweightlossrecipes.net)There’s no need to feel deprived of candy, cakes and other processed foods! There are some truly delicious juicing recipes that are not only really good for you, but taste wonderful too. In the winter when it’s really cold, it’s sometimes difficult…

An SUV Fit For Modern Families

Lifestyle
With three kids, my husband an I often complain about space in our vehicles. We live about one hour west of the city of Chicago where we work, visit family and enjoy so many great urban amenities. That means we spend hours and hours in our cars with our children,...

Emeril Lagasse on Huffington Post Live w/ Momma Cuisine, Chef Tom Woodbury and Bossy Italian Wife

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Chef Emeril Lagasse was the first hire at Food Network and helped to catapult the network in to mainstream success where millions of homes tuned in every night. In high school, watching Chef Emeril was a family affair. My dad especially loved Chef Emeril’s big and lovable personality, and so...