OCT 2013 – Parade Magazine – Aida Mollenkamp Shares Tips On Where To Save at the Grocery Store

Aida Mollenkamp in Parade Magazine - TIps on how to save at the grocery store

Being a chef and naturally food-obsessed individual, you could say I’ve got a fair amount of grocery store cred (I know, add it to my resume, am I right?). So today, I’m excited to share some of my tips on where to save at the grocery store — and where to splurge — with Parade…
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Inspiration: Air Mail

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I’ve got travel-itis – it’s like senioritis in travel form and it’s hit me bad. If there’s anything I love as much as food and cooking, it’s traveling and everything that comes with it (well, I could do without the jet lag and lost luggage, but you catch my drift).

Anyway, I’m taking a bit of time off as of next Tuesday, I’m headed abroad for a few weeks. I’ll be going back to Italy for the first time since I lived there over 6 years ago! I’m so excited I can hardly see straight and I’ve already begun packing. Here are the items on this month’s Inspiration board with an oh-so appropriate Air Mail theme: 
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Inspiration: Summer Camp

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Sometimes I wish Wes Anderson had handcrafted my summer camp experiences. That way my memories from those times would be of treasure hunts, canoeing adventures, and catching fireflies by the campfire.

Not to say I didn’t love the camp experiences I had but summer camps in the 90s were more about SuperSoakers, frozen yogurt, and B movie nights. As summer officially kicks off this weekend, I wanted to share with you a few things I would have packed were I to go back and do it all over: 
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Top Ten Good Food Gifts

Top Ten Holiday Gifts

Have you made your list and checked it twice? No, I don’t mean the one for Santa Claus but for your holiday shopping. Yes, the holidays are about giving but, let’s be honest, it all comes down to how awesome a gift you give.

If you ask me, it’s all about who gets the most creativity gifting points, and, of course, if said gift is a good fit for the person lucky enough to receive it. This fall I’ve been circling around a few specific gifts for all the food people in my life and, in the spirit of the Black Friday-induced shopping craze, I thought I’d share a few. So, here they are, my Top Ten Food Gifts that I’d love to gift and get this holiday season.
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Raise A Glass

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If Thanksgiving is the cooking equivalent of Super Bowl, then December is like the culinary Olympics. As soon as the last of the turkey leftovers are eaten, in come the cookies, the cocktails, and the parties. Whether it’s for a cookie swap, a work party, or a family gathering, I’m partial to small bites. My…
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