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Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
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Cowabunga, Dude! Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga wanted to give their son, David, a birthday to remember. So they gave him a party that would make any other 5-year-old boy turn green with envy.
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Few people know the royal family’s sweet tooth better than chef Darren McGrady, who worked at Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace for 15 years before writing Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen.
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Move over, chicken fingers and fries: The winners of Michelle Obama‘s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, who will be honored at a state dinner with the first lady on July 18, have proven that kid-friendly cooking doesn’t have to be pedestrian, predictable or something that comes from a box.