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Picnic Season

Posted by Alexa

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today would be a terrible day for a picnic in Boston– it’s been raining since I woke up! But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s National Picnic Day, so if it’s a beautiful day where you are, pack a picnic basket and get to the park! Or, at least spend some time outside during your lunch hour why dontcha?

I don’t remember the last time I went on a genuine picnic with homemade food packed in a basket. Sometimes my friends and I will go on improvised picnics, which usually involve getting Chinese takeout or cheeseburgers and meeting at a picnic table in a park. Since I’m well overdue for a real picnic, I’ve taken a look at our recipes and picked out a few things I plan on packing in my next picnic basket!

Ham Apple Smoked Cheddar Panini You can’t have a picnic without a tasty sandwich! Instead of sticking to a traditional PB&J,...

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Pie Party Potluck Live Twitter Giveaway!

Posted by Adam

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pie Party Potluck Live is back this Spring, with a wonderful line-up of bloggers, brands, and pie lovers gathering in NYC for this drool-worthy event. Happening on Thursday, May 1 from 6-9pm at the GE Monogram Design Center, it’s the place to be if you want to try great pie recipes, meet with fellow bloggers, and see some fun and useful resources for pie makers.

And, Harvard Common Press is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with the Pie Party Potluck Live team, we’re sponsoring a giveaway for 2 free tickets to the event. Are you a food blogger, writer or food industry professional  who missed out on getting a ticket of your own? Here’s a chance to win your way in.

Here’s how it works:
-From Monday, April 21 to Thursday, April 24, tweet us @HCPdishes with the pie recipe YOU most want at #PiePartyGE in May. It can be inventive, imaginative, or downright homey!

-On Friday, April 25,...

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Historic Boston Cookies

Posted by Ellen

Monday, April 21, 2014

I think it’s fair to say that I’m a pretty big chocolate chip fan. I put chocolate chips in my oatmeal, pancakes, and banana bread. Sometimes on really hard days when I have a bazillion things to do and I’m not particularly interested in doing any of them, I melt a mug full of chocolate chips in the microwave and dip fresh pineapple into its warm gooey goodness. So when I found the Gloria’s Beacon Hill Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in Dede Wilson’s A Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies collection of desirable treats, I pounced. This cookie has two wonderful things going for it: my obvious favorite treat of chocolate chips, and one of my favorite Boston neighborhoods, Beacon Hill.

I have spent nearly two years in Boston, and it has been such a gift. I love the crooked streets that look like someone smashed a plate and decided to base...

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Introducing: BEST 100 JUICES FOR KIDS

Posted by Issy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Best 100 Juices for Kids | Jessica Fisher | Striped Paper Juice Straws

We are so excited to congratulate Jessica Fisher on her second HCP cookbook, Best 100 Juices for Kids, which published just this week! I fell in love with the plans for this title on my very first day here at the press. As a proud apple-juice-oholic, this book reaches deep into my childhood and reminds me of volleyball club, animal crackers, and Saturday morning cartoons.

If sugar is a mom’s worst enemy, then Jessica is the super hero crashing through the window to save the day. This self-proclaimed “Yes Mom” explores the benefits of fresh squeezed Orange You Glad? juice over artificially flavored name brands. Having to say “no” to your kids (or yourself) over an electric blue sports drink can be tough, but a homemade Colo-Loco Sports Drink is both delicious and rewarding.

It seems like every other week, a new friend of mine begins a juice cleanse. Not that we should be putting our children...

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