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Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Originally from Denver, CO, Mitzie is an illustrator, artist and a secret wearer of glasses based in Syracuse, NY. She earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. There, she studied graphic/interactive design, illustration and how to work through the night.

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Roasted Carrots by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Roasting vegetables brings out such rich flavors that kids can love! If you don't have an open fire for the job, an oven will do nicely.

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Fruit and Cheese Pique-Nicque by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Sometimes we pretend we know about other cultures when we make a meal. Did you know that the origins of the word picnic are French? My apologies to all French people, I still have a lot to learn! But I do know that dessert is important, so I had to sneak in a few cookies :)

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Smart Cakes by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Omega 3 is one of the most powerful nutrients for the brain. This is a family recipe. It made me feel a little smarter whenever my mom made it for dinner.

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Space Sauce by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Here's what happens to a Vegan Marinara sauce recipe if you make up stories with your almost six-year old son while cooking dinner. We are currently obsessed with volcanos, space and robots.

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Bread and Butter Pickles by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Every Sandwich needs a good side kick. In my house, our favorite is bread and butter pickles.

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Fruit Infused Water by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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I find water so much easier to drink if I just add a little fruit.

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Sugar Plums by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Sugar plums—a dessert so nice (and semi-healthy) that it feels a little naughty.

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Lemonade by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

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Green Chili Stew by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Every September where I'm from (Denver, CO) we would find one of the chili vendors on a street corner and order a bushel of #fire #roasted #green #chilis I'm not sure, but I think they were #poblanos we would take our haul in a garbage bag. After they cooled, we would peel off the blackened skins and divide them up in plastic bags for the freezer so we could make #greenchilistew all winter. To this day, I miss this annual tradition. You can use canned Hatch green chili in place of fresh Poblanos, but fire-roasted peppers are the best!

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Seaweed Salad by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Vegan-friendly seaweed salad.

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Good Herbs by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Some day, I would love to have a garden so I could grow fresh herbs for cooking. In the meantime, I am drawing them (and buying them).

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Feast of the Fishes by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Feast of the fishes is a tradition that I first tried when visiting my husband's Italian-American Aunt on Christmas Eve. It wasn't the fancy seven fish kind, but the hugely warm and comforting calamari in red sauce kind, a fish I had never even tried until I met my husband. Sometimes there would be other kinds of fish, but mostly there was lots and lots of homemade pasta.

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