The Bûche de Noël Is a Slice of France

Tune in to any holiday baking show and you’re sure to see contestants frantically putting the finishing touches on what looks like the forest floor. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. These bakers are creating a bûche de Noël, or Yule log. This traditional Christmas cake originated in France during medieval times to honor the burning of the Yule log, a giant and heavy log that was placed in the hearth and not allowed to ever burn out completely.

Sarah Crawford Is Building a Food Empire | Scrumptious Bites

Sarah Crawford is only 30 and already wears many hats: business founder and owner, content creator, team leader, food stylist and photographer, educator, wife, dog mom. We caught up with Crawford — on her second wedding anniversary, no less — to chat about her inspiration, motivation, and plans for world domination (the baking world, that is). In 2010, Sarah Crawford was a homesick student at New York University who missed her mother’s recipes and home-cooked treats. Specifically, she longed fo

School’s Back in Session: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Return to the Classroom

The series “Back to It” features advice and ideas for celebrating the return to school and the office As the first day of school approaches, it’s important not only to keep a close eye on your child’s mood, behavior, sleep patterns, and appetite but to recognize all that we’ve been through and the positive aspects of heading back to the classroom. Parents need to celebrate both the return to school and our success in coming this far. But what does a back-to-school celebration look like? Below

Preparing for a Positive Back-to-School Experience

The series “Back To It” features advice and ideas for celebrating the return to school and the office. While many students are excited about the long-awaited return to in-person learning and the social interactions it brings, you may have a child or teenager who’s feeling anxious about heading back into a classroom setting after constant family togetherness. And it makes sense. For nearly 18 months, our homes have been the epicenter of all life’s activities. For our children, this has meant tu

Antonia Lofaso Is LA's Leading Lady. Just Call Her Chef

“Kitchen Dreams” tells the origin stories of the world’s most brilliant chefs. Connecting food and love, these chefs share their passion for cooking, what drives and inspires them, and the dreams they still strive for. If you’re a fan of cooking shows, you’ve most likely seen Antonia Lofaso in action as a judge, competitor, and instructor. When she’s not in front of the camera, Antonia splits her time between running three top restaurants in greater Los Angeles — DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots, and

Bourbon-Peppercorn Steak Salad by Chef Antonia Lofaso

As far back as Antonia Lofaso can remember, cooking was mandatory in the Lofaso family home on Long Island, New York. No matter who arrived at their door — family, friends, even the cable guy — Antonia’s mother would always make sure there was a plate in front of them. “You know how they say that we don’t grow up to be our mothers…It’s not true,” Antonia exclaims. “We are the spitting image of them day in and day out.” Antonia’s mother was the primary caretaker and manager of the household whi

Antonia Lofaso is a Mother First, a Chef Second

“MVP Moms” explores the critical role moms play at the heart of families. These uplifting stories show that Love Makes a Family and why there are #NoLimitsOnLove. Being a mother is a full-time job. For chef Antonia Lofaso, that was on top of her already full-time job as a chef. And then she became a single mom after her daughter’s father died. For the past 20 years, chef and TV personality Antonia Lofaso has been making her mark on the American culinary industry. Antonia has competed alongside

Celebrate Easter this Year with Fun and Colorful Brunch Boards

‘Tis the season to share tidings of good cheer! In “A Season of Sharing” we talk about how to spread the holiday spirit through more than just gift-giving. Exploring old traditions, creating new ones with family and friends, and learning how to express holiday greetings in different languages can help us all share a little more this year. Easter is a time of renewal and celebration, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing delicious food and drinks with loved ones? Liz Della Croce of The
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