Winter Recipe: Coffee Squash

Posted by melissa kandel on February 6, 2019 in Recipes | 1 Comment

Coffee squash? Squash coffee? No matter how you mash it, the combo sounds a little weird. Stick with me on this one, friends, we’ve got places to go and butternut squash to eat this winter. Here’s the deal: I love this recipe because it’s 1. Easy to make. 2. An unexpected duo of flavors that […]

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Sunday Suggestion: Make a Hearty Soup

Posted by melissa kandel on March 15, 2020 in Recipes | No Comments

Things you can do today: Go for a hike. Other things you can do today: Cook a hearty soup. ⁣ ⁣ This recipe for “sick soup” originates from the rustic countryside of France and is made with ingredients that are easy to find in even the most empty-shelved of grocery stores. Enjoy it if you’re […]

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My Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted by melissa kandel on September 7, 2017 in Recipes | 4 Comments

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate […]

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How to Make a Delicious Breakfast from Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted by melissa kandel on November 24, 2017 in food, Recipes | 2 Comments

If your morning has gone anything like mine, then you’ve spent it scraping dried-up cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes off piles of unwashed plates and wine-stained glasses. Why is it that the scrumptiousness of a Thanksgiving meal is directly proportional to the disgustingness of cleaning it up? Anyway, I’m working my sink hose like a […]

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Tuna Salad: Light, Easy, Delicious

Posted by melissa kandel on March 6, 2017 in food, Recipes | No Comments

It is not often in one’s life that a chance arises to espouse the many virtues of the illustrious tuna salad but as luck would have it, this blog post presents such an opportunity today. Underrated, under-appreciated, tuna salad has for too long been the last scrawny kid picked for softball; that sock at the bottom of your dryer you […]

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Sick Soup Cures All

Posted by melissa kandel on September 26, 2017 in food | No Comments

In case you’ve been wondering about the radio silence from me, I currently have the flu. Aches, fever, chills, gang’s all here! Anyway, I posted last flu season about an amazing soup I make whenever I’m feeling sick (or just feeling like I need something healthy and hearty) so I’m reposting it again in case […]

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COVID-19 and the Current State of Content

Posted by melissa kandel on April 28, 2020 in business journey | 1 Comment

There’s an interesting idea circulating that content creators are right now getting back to basics. Stripped of the glitzy studios, the majestic mountain backdrops or the artsy mural walls, the inner artist is the outer artist is the Artist. True creatives are rising from the fiery rubble of a global pandemic to simply create. These […]

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Summer French Toast for a Light and Easy Morning

Posted by melissa kandel on July 22, 2017 in food, Recipes, summer | 2 Comments

“For Daisy Ree” the bench read, as if there was no one else whose name could find itself etched into the old, snarled wood. June had already breathed in and out of a midsummer in mid-July, the late-night darkness was already glazed with gray dawn. Staying up until the sun rose across the empty beach […]

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The Winter Flu Soup

Posted by melissa kandel on December 5, 2016 in food | 4 Comments

Well, I have the flu. Cough, runny nose, sore throat … the whole gang’s here. Yay? So, for today’s post I thought I’d do something timely and share with you my aunt’s recipe for a vegetable soup that is as hearty as it is healthy. Without further ado …

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Pasta with Basil & Chives in Jalapeño Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Posted by melissa kandel on December 7, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, drink, food, wine | No Comments

My Winter Flu Soup was such an unexpected hit, I figured it’s only right to keep the food trend going with a hearty pasta dish. Make no holiday mistake about it, this is a wintry meal and it’s made to be enjoyed in your coziest wool socks and old, soft sweatshirt as you twirl the delicate strands […]

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