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BE POPULAR AT POTLUCKS! by Bonnie Antonini

What happens when you combine a spicy satay sauce with pasta and veggies?  You become the hit at every potluck you attend – as long as you bring Steve Buri’s Thai Pasta Salad.  If you have a peanut allergy – move on.  This is not the recipe for you.  But for the rest of us, … Continue reading


Quinoa is the latest go-to food.  Even though it’s been around for 4000 years my guest – writer, strategist, and really nice gal, Bitsy Kemper – and I had only heard of it within the last year.  We wondered if it had gone the way of wheat germ and coucous.  If, perhaps, a thousand years … Continue reading

THE DOLMA SHOW by Bonnie Antonini

My guest this week, Deborah Shahloub, and I have had a friendly argument over the years as to who makes the best dolma.  Dolmas, for those of you who may not know, are stuffed grape leaves.  They bear a slight resemblance to cigar butts, which is why my brother and I refused to eat them … Continue reading

Less Guilt Chocolate Candy

Chocolate is one of those words that instantly grabs our attention, often eliciting a little swoon from our mouths.  I’ve even heard that magazines sell more copies when a photo of some sinful chocolate dessert graces the cover.  And, yes, I admit it – I’m a chocoholic like my mama before me.  However, I’m noticing … Continue reading

THE SOUP SHOW – October 14, 2013

I call the show this week, ‘The Soup Show’, but I really should have called it, ‘How To Keep From Packing On The Pounds During The Holiday Season Show’.  My guest and good friend, actress Julia Smyth, and I talked about the temptations facing us all this time of year – beginning with the Halloween … Continue reading

Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores – Sept. 30, 2013

I insisted actress/writer/forensic psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, return immediately as my guest on Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores after she told me about her mother’s homemade cream cheese. What a great concept:  making your own cream cheese!   I haven’t tried it myself yet, but when I do I’ll report back. Making things from scratch … Continue reading

Obama on the Debt Ceiling, 2006 vs 2013. He Was Against it Before He Was For It

CNS News reported an excerpt from President Obama’s speech given on September 18 at the Business Roundtable in D.C. Obama claimed that, “Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not … Continue reading


My good friend actress, writer, and forensic psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, came to me with a dilemma: what to serve at a dinner party with mixed guests (vegetarians and carnivores).  I suggested this portobello topped polenta dish with stuffed tomatoes as a side dish.  All the parts can be made ahead of time and … Continue reading

A “Prevailing Wage” is Not the Answer

The recent ruling in finding NYC’s prevailing wage unconstitutional was the correct decision. Bloomberg understands the fundamental economic premise regarding paying a wage what the market dictates the worker is worth. Those that support the prevailing wage policies do not. It is both unfortunate and dangerous, because implementing a prevailing wage has two effects: 1) … Continue reading


BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST – TACD NEWS – “Our hearts still ache.”, the words President Obama spoke at the memorial site in front of the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia.  This was only one of the several memorials services held today to commemorate one of the darkest days in US history.        In Lower … Continue reading

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