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Isagenix

  I’ve been a professional chef for 25 years.  During this time I have been asked to endorse, and write about many different …

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Let Them Eat Cake

    Join The Midwife Center for their ninth annual fundraiser party and cake contest, Let Them Eat Cake! The party will include refreshments, a …

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Biddle’s Escape Sunday Brunch

  If you haven’t been to Biddle’s Escape in Regent Square, you’re missing out.  The quaint (but busy) coffee shop is a haven …

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How to Promote Your Food Blog

  How to Promote Your Food Blog   I started my food blog a few years ago.  Initially, I wanted to share my …

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Delicious Carrot Cake

  I love carrot cake.  There are many delicious components to a fine carrot cake- fresh-shaved carrots (of course) spices, and tangy sour …

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Tipping- Don’t be a Cheap Jerk

  Tipping- Don’t be a Cheap Jerk   Before becoming a chef, and while still in college, I waited tables.  I really enjoyed …

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Tips and Secrets for a Delicious Thanksgiving Meal

  Tips and Secrets for a Delicious Thanksgiving Meal   I’ve made many Thanksgiving feasts over the years.  During the preparation of these …

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Vegetarian Quiche

    About Catherine: I am a Pittsburgh transplant, moving here nearly fifteen years ago from Buffalo, New York. Enthusiasm for food was …

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How to Can and Jar Fresh Tomatoes

I love tomatoes. Every year I plant several varieties of plants in my garden. I really enjoy tending to my plants, and watching …

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Cedar Springs Veal- Enter to Win!

After posting my Cedar Springs Veal Lettuce Wraps recipe, our friends at Mountain States Rosen offered Pittsburgh Hot Plate followers a chance to win a premium travel grill—perfect for gourmet picnics, camping, tailgating or romantic getaway dinners. It’s actually the perfect partner for veal. It’s easy to pack up along with flavorful Cedar Springs veal chops for an extraordinary outdoor eating experience.

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