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Eat like a millionaire with a Millionaire Chocolate Tart

Adam Young from Sift Bake Shop in Mystic is showing us how to make a Millionaire Chocolate Tart!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more.

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Better Songs

Kidz Bop: music by kids for kids

The Kidz Bop kids just released their 37th volume of music! Cooper Hounshell and Julianna Revilla are telling us about why they love making this music.  The group is performing at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on June 16, click here for tickets.

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Better Food

Fresh made food from The Essex

The Essex is part of the “Taste of Middlesex County,” which is happening right now.  Chef Colt Lorson is telling us about the delicious foods his restaurant serves.  He’s also showing us how to make an exotic side dish.  Joining him is bar manager, Michela Zursdadt.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Gifts

Give a little love this Valentine's Day

Chocolatier and owner of Le Rouge Chocolates Aarti Khosla showed us artisan chocolates perfect for Valentine’s Day! 10% of all proceeds go to local charities as part of their Give a Little Love campaign. Be sure to visit the shop in Westport. Click here to schedule a chocolate making class!

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Better Movies

A look at the new movie “Forever My Girl”

“Forever My Girl” is about a country music star who goes back to his hometown and finds out that he has a daughter with his high school sweetheart.  His life is forever changed.  The stars of the film, Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe are telling us more about this touching movie.  “Forever My Girl” is in theaters now.

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Better Health

Debunking the misconceptions about fevers in kids

It can be scary when your little ones spike a fever, but there are ways to cope with fever-phobia.  Dr. Deborah Gilboa is helping us out and is debunking some myths about fevers.  Click here to learn more about Dr. G.

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Better Movies

Actress Elsa Pataky talks about the new movie “12 Strong”

Elsa Pataky stars in “12 Strong” as the wife of her real life husband.  She tells us about that and why she feels this film is so important.  “12 Strong” is in theaters now.

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Better Shopping

Find designer brands and stay on budget with Clothes Mentor

Kara went to check out Clothes Mentor in South Windsor, you can find high end clothes without the high end price tag!  Click here to learn more.  Clothes Mentor is located at 90 Buckland Rd in South Windsor.

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Midwest Living

Need a vacation? Enter Midwest Living Dream Trip Getaway!

You can enter the contest to win a Midwest Living Dream Trip once per day until the end of February, winners will be drawn in March.  No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.  Midwest Living is produced by our parent company, The Meredith Corporation.

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Today's Headlines

Winnie The Pooh Day, ever heard of an okapi? Plus a cute and curious penguin, and the fake meteor

It's Winnie The Pooh Day, ever heard of an okapi?  Plus a cute and curious penguin, and the fake meteor...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

Giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

In today's headlines: check out a giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

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Better Food

Salmon prepared 3 ways

Chef Colt Taylor from The Essex is showing us three ways to prepare salmon, and they’re all pretty simple!  He also brought David Loewenberg, restaurateur and guest judge on “Chopped!”  Click here to learn more about The Essex, which is also taking part in Taste of Middlesex County.

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Consumer Alert

How to know if a used car has been damaged in a flood

Buying a pre-owned car isn’t a bad idea, but scam artists are trying to sell cars that have been damaged in floods.  It might not be easy to tell if the car has been damaged, so here to give us some tips on what to look for is Chris Basso from Carfax.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Health

Unique wellness products from Dr. Comia

Dr. Comia of Advance Biomedical Treatment Center has some exciting news to share.  She just opened a wellness shop.  She’s also showing us some supplements that can help you lose weight and benefit your immune system. Click here to learn more!

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Better Living

Why stress out about tailgating when you can home-gate?

The big game is coming up, and planning a tailgate can create a lot of pressure.  Elizabeth Heiskell, also known as The Debutante Farmer, has some tips to get started on home-gating!  Click here to learn more about Elizabeth.

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Better Cars

A look inside the North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is in its 30th year!  It’s being held in Detroit this year.  Micah Muzio is the managing editor at Kelley Blue Book, he’s telling us about the trends and what’s new at the show.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Hair

Tips to get rid of static electricity

Are you tired of static electricity?  Jay Roberts, owner of Blades Salon has great hair tricks to help us out.  Click here to learn more about Blades Salon.

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Better Travel

Intriguing travel trends for 2018

If you had the choice between an iPhone and a trip to Paris, which would you choose?  A new study shows that more people are choosing to travel than to have a product.  Sarah Gavin from Expedia is telling us about more travel trends this year.

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Better Entertainment

A big lacrosse game and event at Mohegan Sun this weekend

The Black Wolves have a big game coming up on Sunday, but that’s not all that’s going on.  Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe is telling us about the Native American Heritage event.  Click here to learn more and for tickets to the game.

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Today's Headlines

The cool way to get dressed, Jane Fonda's procedure, and a runaway wallaby!

In today's headlines, the cool way to get dressed, Jane Fonda's procedure, and a runaway wallaby!

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Better Food

Not your grandma's lasagna recipe

Mulberry Street Pizza owner Bob Sulick shows us a lasagna recipe that will transcend generations! And his son Colin, sous chef at Artisan in West Hartford, shows us a way to love your veggies! Click here for more.

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Better Travel

Camping season must haves

Earl Hunter from Sylvan Sport and Kay Morgan from Hemlock Hill show us the must-haves for this camping season. Check them out at the 36th Annual Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Click here for admission coupons and more! Promotional consideration provided by the Northeast Recreational Vehicle and Camping Show.

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Better Food

Celebrate with traditional Jewish desserts

We’re a little over one month away from the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Watch Melanie Scheibenpflug and Sharon Strong show us how to make Hamantashen!

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Better Books

Remove the confusion from dating

Local Author Laura Wellington talks about her new book ‘What to Do When Jane Knows D*** About Dating.’ Hear her expert advice on simplifying dating. The book hits shelves February 13th. Click here to pre-order your copy! 

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Better Health

The right treatment for under eye bags

Dr. Stanislaw teaches us that there are different causes to under eye bags, and different treatments too! Watch this transformation! Click here for more information about the Stanislaw Plastic Surgery Center in Avon.

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Stomp: a unique and inspiring experience

It’s not like any musical or dance you’ve ever seen, “Stomp” is all about making music and a beat from whatever you can find on the street.  They’ll be at the Bushnell this weekend, click here for ticket information!

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Better Trends

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Wine and chocolate make a great pair, and now Boozy Hot Chocolate is trending!  Dimitrios Zahariadis, also known as The Cocktail Chemist is showing us a few recipes you can do at home.  Be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Dimitrios.

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Better Weekends

New movies and events to kick off the new year

The new year has brought new movies and events to enjoy all weekend long!  Renee DiNino from the River 105.9 has all the details.  Click here to check out Renee’s blog.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Arnez J in ‘Studio B’

He had a short career as a Harlem Globetrotter, and found huge success as a stand-up comedian!  Arnez J will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow night.  Click here for more details.

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Better Food

Learn to make a unique French-style brunch

Brunch doesn’t always have to be eggs, bacon, and toast.  Laura Grimmer from The Perfect Pear is showing us how to make a French-style brunch called Tartine!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about The Perfect Pear.

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Today's Headlines

Rob Lowe calls out Bella Thorne, snow in California for deaf children, and a dog not loving shoes

Rob Lowe calls out Bella Thorne, snow in California for deaf children, and a dog not loving shoes...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Health

Should an ultrasound be used first in breast cancer screenings?

Women are encouraged to get an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer starting in their 40’s.  But some are questioning whether an ultrasound should be the first screening took doctors use.  Dr. Tracy Brennan of Women’s Comprehensive Health Care is sharing her thoughts on that.  Click here to learn more. 

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Living Well

How to keep snacking under control

Snacks are necessary for kids, but registered dietitians Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell are showing us some healthy snacks that kids will love!  If you have a question about nutrition, email the folks at Big Y’s Wellness Team at livingwell@bigy.com.  Be sure to find their recipes in the recipe section of our website.

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Better People

Our conversation with Burt Ward, Robin from the Batman series!

Burt Ward is known for playing Robin opposite Adam West as Batman.  These days he has a great company that helps dogs live longer called Gentle Giants Rescue.  Burt also starred in the movie “Batman vs. Two-Face,” it’s available online and in stores.  Click here to learn more about Gentle Giants.

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Better Health

How the South Beach Diet has had 15 years of success

The South Beach Diet is celebrating 15 years of success.  Creator of the famous diet, Dr. Arthur Agatston, is telling us why the high protein low-carb diet is the way to go!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Hair

New year, new hair, new you!

If you’re looking to make a big change with your hair, there are a few things you should consider first!  The folks at Blades Salon in Wethersfield have great advice to how to choose a new ‘do.’  Click here to learn more about Blades.

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Today's Headlines

A Christmas tree returned, Ikea's 'pee on it' ad, new Diet Coke, and a 106-year-old biker!

In today's headlines, a Christmas tree returned, Ikea's 'pee on it' ad, new Diet Coke, and a 106-year-old biker!

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Better Nature

Looking ahead to eagle cruises

In just a few weeks eagle cruises will resume on the Connecticut River.  Suzanne Burns, from the Connecticut River Museum, and Bill Yule, an environmental educator, are telling us about what you’ll see on these local adventures.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Money

How grandparents can help grandchildren with college

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he’s sharing four ways grandparents can help with their grandchildren’s college expenses.  Click here to learn more about Joel and you email your financial questions to bettermoney@wfsb.com

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Better Food

Delicious salad to keep you on track and satisfied

James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us how to make a beautiful white bean salad with fresh herbs and an outstanding dressing.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here for more information.

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Better TV

The Amazing Race on Season 30

The Amazing Race is in its 30th season!  There’s a twist in the game this time.  Phil Keoghan, host of the show, is telling us what’s new for the season 30.  You can watch The Amazing Race on Wednesday nights at 8 on Channel 3.

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Better Living

Ready to get back to healthy eating?

The holiday season can be a time of over indulgence, but now it’s time to get back to healthy eating.  Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, the creators of “Trim Healthy Mama” have great tips and new book, “Trim Healthy Table.”  Click here to learn more.

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Better Manners

Better behaviors for 2018

We’re talking about different kinds of goals for 2018, our behavior!  Jodi RR Smith from Mannersmith has some great tips for better behavior.  Click here to learn more about Mannersmith.

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Today's Headlines

California mudslides, 2 Jackpot wins, and Ed Sheeran lookalike

California mudslides, 2 Jackpot wins, and Ed Sheeran lookalike...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Health

This year’s flu season

Dr. Virginia Bieluch is the head of infectious diseases at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.  She’s talking to us about this year’s flu season.  Click here to learn more.

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Transitions

Two women get makeovers in 2018

Dr. Lori Greenwald and her team at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Medspa found two women who deserve a makeover.  Dr. Lori is joining us with the back stories of these two ladies and how she hopes to help them find happiness and self-confidence.  Click here to learn more about Vanishing Veins.  Promotional consideration provided by Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Medspa.

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Better Food

Impressive brunch ideas

Chef Kevin Cottle from Fire At The Ridge is showing us how to make a beautiful brunch.  If you don’t feel like doing the work yourself, you can head to Fire At The Ridge for brunch on Sundays from 10am-2pm.  Click here to learn more about the restaurant.

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  • Better Food

    Not your grandma's lasagna recipe

    Not your grandma's lasagna recipe

    Mulberry Street Pizza owner Bob Sulick shows us a lasagna recipe that will transcend generations! And his son Colin, sous chef at Artisan in West Hartford, shows us a way to love your veggies! Click here for more.

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    Mulberry Street Pizza owner Bob Sulick shows us a lasagna recipe that will transcend generations! And his son Colin, sous chef at Artisan in West Hartford, shows us a way to love your veggies! Click here for more.

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  • Better Travel

    Camping season must haves

    Camping season must haves

    Earl Hunter from Sylvan Sport and Kay Morgan from Hemlock Hill show us the must-haves for this camping season. Check them out at the 36th Annual Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Click here for admission coupons and more! Promotional consideration provided by the Northeast Recreational Vehicle and Camping Show.

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    Earl Hunter from Sylvan Sport and Kay Morgan from Hemlock Hill show us the must-haves for this camping season. Check them out at the 36th Annual Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Click here for admission coupons and more! Promotional consideration provided by the Northeast Recreational Vehicle and Camping Show.

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  • Better Gifts

    Give a little love this Valentine's Day

    Give a little love this Valentine's Day

    Chocolatier and owner of Le Rouge Chocolates Aarti Khosla showed us artisan chocolates perfect for Valentine’s Day! 10% of all proceeds go to local charities as part of their Give a Little Love campaign. Be sure to visit the shop in Westport. Click here to schedule a chocolate making class!

    More >

    Chocolatier and owner of Le Rouge Chocolates Aarti Khosla showed us artisan chocolates perfect for Valentine’s Day! 10% of all proceeds go to local charities as part of their Give a Little Love campaign. Be sure to visit the shop in Westport. Click here to schedule a chocolate making class!

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  • Today's Headlines

    Giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

    Giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

    In today's headlines: check out a giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

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    In today's headlines: check out a giant snow sculpture, frozen eyelashes, Betty White's birthday, and a real life Flintstones car!

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  • Better Food

    Salmon prepared 3 ways

    Salmon prepared 3 ways

    Chef Colt Taylor from The Essex is showing us three ways to prepare salmon, and they’re all pretty simple!  He also brought David Loewenberg, restaurateur and guest judge on “Chopped!”  Click here to learn more about The Essex, which is also taking part in Taste of Middlesex County.

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    Chef Colt Taylor from The Essex is showing us three ways to prepare salmon, and they’re all pretty simple!  He also brought David Loewenberg, restaurateur and guest judge on “Chopped!”  Click here to learn more about The Essex, which is also taking part in Taste of Middlesex County.

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  • Consumer Alert

    How to know if a used car has been damaged in a flood

    How to know if a used car has been damaged in a flood

    Buying a pre-owned car isn’t a bad idea, but scam artists are trying to sell cars that have been damaged in floods.  It might not be easy to tell if the car has been damaged, so here to give us some tips on what to look for is Chris Basso from Carfax.  Click here to learn more.

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    Buying a pre-owned car isn’t a bad idea, but scam artists are trying to sell cars that have been damaged in floods.  It might not be easy to tell if the car has been damaged, so here to give us some tips on what to look for is Chris Basso from Carfax.  Click here to learn more.

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  • Better Recipes

    1.18.18 Millionaires chocolate Tart

    1.18.18 Millionaires chocolate Tart

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-18 21:00:15 GMT
    Millionaires chocolate Tart From Adam Young at Sift Bake Shop Chocolate dough: 9 oz butter 9 oz confectioners sugar 3 eggs 14 oz All Purpose Flour 3 oz Cocoa Powder Directions: Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs until absorbed, sift dry ingredients, and fold in to make dough, do not over mix. Chill dough for 1 hour before shaping in tart shells. Caramel Filling: 7 oz sugar 2 oz water 4 oz cream 4 oz butter 2oz milk chocolate 1 teaspoon salt Directions: In a s...More >
    Millionaires chocolate Tart From Adam Young at Sift Bake Shop Chocolate dough: 9 oz butter 9 oz confectioners sugar 3 eggs 14 oz All Purpose Flour 3 oz Cocoa Powder Directions: Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs until absorbed, sift dry ingredients, and fold in to make dough, do not over mix. Chill dough for 1 hour before shaping in tart shells. Caramel Filling: 7 oz sugar 2 oz water 4 oz cream 4 oz butter 2oz milk chocolate 1 teaspoon salt Directions: In a s...More >
  • Better Recipes

    1.15.18 Hamantaschen

    1.15.18 Hamantaschen

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-16 21:00:23 GMT
    Recipe for: Hamantaschen Recipe provided by: Melanie Cohen Scheibenpflug and Sharon Cohen Strong INGREDIENTS: 4 Eggs 1 ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 cup oil 2 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 5+ cups flour – depending on touch Cans of pie Filling flavors or your choice Traditionally the filling is Poppy Seed. Other flavors include Almond, Apricot, Prune and Raspberry. DIRECTIONS: Beat the eggs. Beat in Oil, sugar, vanill...More >
    Recipe for: Hamantaschen Recipe provided by: Melanie Cohen Scheibenpflug and Sharon Cohen Strong INGREDIENTS: 4 Eggs 1 ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 cup oil 2 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 5+ cups flour – depending on touch Cans of pie Filling flavors or your choice Traditionally the filling is Poppy Seed. Other flavors include Almond, Apricot, Prune and Raspberry. DIRECTIONS: Beat the eggs. Beat in Oil, sugar, vanill...More >
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    1.15.18 Lasagna Roulades

    1.15.18 Lasagna Roulades

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:10 PM EST2018-01-16 20:10:12 GMT
    Lasagna Roulades From Bob Sulick at Mulberry Street Ingredients: Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees 2 Pasta sheets…cooked, dropped in cold water to stop the cooking and and chilled 4 C tomato sauce…Marinara, Bolognese,  etc… 4 C protein…hamburger, braised pulled pork, ground turkey etc. 2 C shredded cheese…mozzarella, cheddar or a combination 2C fresh Mozzarella sliced into ¼ inch pieces 3C Ricotta 1 C grated cheese ½ Cup...More >
    Lasagna Roulades From Bob Sulick at Mulberry Street Ingredients: Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees 2 Pasta sheets…cooked, dropped in cold water to stop the cooking and and chilled 4 C tomato sauce…Marinara, Bolognese,  etc… 4 C protein…hamburger, braised pulled pork, ground turkey etc. 2 C shredded cheese…mozzarella, cheddar or a combination 2C fresh Mozzarella sliced into ¼ inch pieces 3C Ricotta 1 C grated cheese ½ Cup...More >