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 Ok, so here's the point: where will you ever find, on a restaurant menu, spinach and goat-cheese ravioli topped with shrimp, simmered in a spicy red sauce? The answer is NEVER. Home-cooking is about satisfying a particular person or a family's culinary hankerings. This dish, although a bit unorthodox - in more ways than the literal (religious) obvious, is symbolic of how powerful home cooking is. "Home" is our very own personal kingdom and eating foods/creating dishes is an incredibly potent form of fortification, on many levels. So, what do you want to eat? What do you want to share? Well- just cook it! #homecookingrocks  Apple-cinnamon galette.
 Homemade black-pepper goat cheese. Spinach-onion-goat cheese ravioli.  Concord grape tart.

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Cooking for a Delicious Life: A Lauren Groveman Kitchen Instructional Video Series

Aprons for Real Life with Matching Towels
Designed for real-life cooking, this Apron is just the thing for keeping everything a busy, 21st-century multi-tasking cook needs within reach at all times.
I Love to Cook: A Lauren Groveman Kitchen Cookbook
Bring back the joy of cooking with Lauren's acclaimed second cookbook.
Lauren Groveman's Kitchen Cookbook
Makes homemade meals possible again with a comprehensive, inspiring book that reinvents cooking as a relaxing, creative, fulfilling activity for even the busiest people.

Meet Lauren!

Internationally-respected cook, author and culinary teacher, Lauren Groveman has, with a full heart, carefully created this “virtual kitchen” in celebration of all of you who would like to savor the joys of “cooking up” a truly satisfying, homemade life. You can click here to learn a bit more about Lauren and click here to see her prepare some very potent recipes (in her own life) so that YOU can do them, too!

Got a question? There are lots of answers here.

If you can’t find the answers you need, Ask Lauren yourself!

Award Winning Media Host

In addition to Lauren’s past work hosting in radio and television, she is now very excited to be the host of “Baking Made Easy with Lauren” which is airing on PBS (check local listings as more cities are picking up the show each week!) and also on WE–tv®. In each episode, Lauren aims to help educate and inspire bakers of all levels, so we hope you’ll watch! And she loves hearing from viewers from all over the country! Click here to read some of the responses to the show. Lauren hopes you continue to email her and let her know how she’s doing!

Knowledge is POWER! Food Matters A-Z

Understanding how and why things happen in the kitchen (culinary cause-and-effect), and becoming more knowledgeable about your ingredients will quickly enable you to become more confident, less tentative and thus, more creative. Check out our Food Matters A-Z section.

Lauren Groveman Kitchen Shopping

Lauren’s Apron for Real Life™

Designed for the way you really cook! Secure your eyeglasses, carry your ipod, stash your cell phone, tuck your kitchen towels, and button on your oven mitts and you’ll still have room for toting around your cordless phone and a notepad and pencil to take those phone messages!
Click here to see the apron.

Cooking for a Delicious Life Videos & DVDs

If you’ve ever wished that you could have your own personal cooking coach to teach you the “hows” and “whys” of real home cooking, then you’ll love this video series. Lauren’s dream was to create a cooking/baking video library that she could offer to provide the guidance needed to help others to feel safe enough to enter into new delicious culinary territory! And she’s so happy she did!
Click here to see a preview of the series or to watch the whole thing!

The ‘I Love to Cook’ Book

Bring the real joy of cooking and shared family meals into the you’re busy life, you’ll love The I Love to Cook Book! Filled with delicious recipes, gorgeous, full-color photography and plenty of nurturing instruction, this is the ultimate guide to exceptional home cooking.
Click here to see the cookbook.

And, if you want to own a signed copy of Lauren’s first cookbook, Lauren Groveman’s Kitchen, which contains over 500 pages of valuable culinary information and cooking secrets, all wrapped within and around, Lauren’s cherished recipes that nurtured her three children, click here.

Do you wake up excited to savor life?

If not, you could! Let Lauren Groveman help you to create the delicious life you’ve always wanted–one recipe at a time.

“There are some people that live in a dream world, and there are some that face reality; and then there are those that turn one into the other.”
Douglas Everett

Basil Pesto

I make several versions of pesto (as is evident above)–this recipe is for the most noted form of pesto, made from fresh basil leaves. For basil pesto: 4 packed cups basil leaves (from 2 large very full bunches) 6 to 8 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup toasted pignoli nuts (toast in a preheated 350F oven until golden but not burnt, about 10 minutes, on a shallow… ... continue reading

Maple-Basted Delicata Squash

I love to turn people on to a vegetable that they’ve never tried before, and Delicata squash is fabulous! These capsule-shaped, gourd-like squash that boast beautiful beige-to-orange skins that are usually streaked with yellow or green stripes, have a unique texture and flavor that’s a cross between Acorn squash and a creamy sweet potato. Although Delicata squash has a limited season (late September through December), it’s by far… ... continue reading

White Bean and Garlic Dip

No, I’m not crazy for listing ten cloves of garlic in this smooth, silky and oh-so-savory bean dip. When you cook garlic very slowly in hot olive oil, the flavor becomes much milder than when eaten raw. Of course, if you want to use less garlic, you certainly can–that’s one of the benefits of home cooking–it’s personalized! When covered securely, this dip stays great sitting in the fridge for… ... continue reading