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Stephie Predmore

Stephie grew up helping her mother in the kitchen, where she learned that cooking with fresh ingredients instead of relying on prepared foods really isn't that difficult or time consuming - and the results always taste better! After college, she started her blog, Stephie Cooks, as a way to share her recipes with her friends and encourage them to start cooking as well. Outside of the kitchen, she's an avid reader, mother of two cats, shoe addict, and lover of mildly-trashy reality TV. Her recipes feature ways to spruce up some of those "old school" recipes with fresh ingredients - no canned soup needed.

July 9, 2014

The Le Creuset 10-inch Stainless Steel Nonstick Frying Pan is an ideal frying pan and skillet for everyday use. The pan features a stainless steel exterior with a nonstick interior, making this pan lighter than Le Creuset’s traditional cast iron cookware and more appropriate for delicate cooking applications, such as gently cooking eggs or fish. …

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February 10, 2014

This week on Chopped, the competition went all-American with the requirement that the contestants must make a burger recipe in some shape or form in each round. The Contestants Evelyn – Junior sous chef from New York Eli – Sous chef from California Megan – Executive chef from Los Angeles Afton – Head chef from …

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January 22, 2014

This week on Chopped, the contestants face ingredients such as pickled pig’s feet and a whole pecan pie with nary a blink. Unfortunately, even courage and creativity was not enough to get some of these chefs to the final round. The Contestants: Maxcel, Private chef “to the stars” Ashley, Caterer from New York City Laurie, …

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January 6, 2014

This week on Chopped, the theme is “waste not, want not” when the contestants were challenged to create restaurant-quality dishes with ingredients that would usually be thrown away. Even ingredients such as juicer pulp and used tea bags weren’t off limits, stretching the creativity of the chefs The Contestants: Pip, Chef/owner from Brooklyn, NY Sarah, …

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December 18, 2013

This week on Chopped, the kitchen celebrated the tradition of Spanish tapas by filling the baskets with traditional Spanish ingredients and requiring the chefs to create a variety of small plates. Traditional Spanish-style tapas are some of my favorite dishes, so I was excited to see what these chefs – only one of whom was …

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December 11, 2013

This week on Chopped, a $40,000 scholarship to the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes was on the line when four teenaged chefs entered the kitchen. The Contestants: Hunter, age 13 Roxy, age 15 Matthew, age 16 Simona, age 14 This Week’s Judges: Marcus Samuelson, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Joseph Brown. The Appetizer Round The …

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November 27, 2013

This week on Chopped, the contestants encounter a giant jawbreaker and watermelon soda in the appetizer basket, and “cronuts” in the entrée basket. While the men were confident that they would take the competition, at the end of the day it came down to two strong, smart women to battle it out in the dessert …

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November 20, 2013

This week on Chopped, two obnoxiously competitive brothers went head to head in an appetizer round that included gefilte fish and kimchi. Thankfully, only one of the brothers made it through to the rest of the competition, making the rest of the show much more bearable. The Contestants: Sean, Executive chef Emilie, Personal chef Mike, …

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