Lauren Groveman

Lauren Groveman
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Lauren’s not-for-profit organization Hands-On-Food helps incarcerated adolescent females, as well as recently released young men and women, by teaching cooking as an accessible activity to foster physical and emotional closeness within a family. 

Lauren Groveman
Lauren's Featured Recipe
Savory Bread Pudding

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Lauren Groveman is a cooking and baking instructor, cookbook author, food writer, television host, and media spokesperson. She also is the founder and president of a not-for-profit organization, Hands-On-Food, Inc.


She is the author of Lauren Groveman’s Kitchen, Nurturing Food for Family and Friends and The I Love to Cook Book (Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking for Family and Friends).  


She contributed to Baking with Julia, both the PBS television series and book of the same name. She also was the host for five shows for Chef du Jour on the Food Network. She recently launched a series of nearly 50 instructional videos called Cooking for a Delicious Life.


Lauren has been a frequent guest on MSNBC television, as well as CBS This Morning, NBC Today, Weekend Today, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Living it Up! with Ali and Jack, Home Matters, Woman’s Day, Attitudes, Fairfield Exchange, HG/TV and more.  


She has contributed to magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Bride, Brides, Lightstyle, Fine Cooking Magazine, and Home Magazine. 


Lauren has worked as a media spokesperson for All-Clad Metal Crafters; Procter & Gamble’s Bounty; Thermador; Cutco Cutlery; KitchenAid; Cook for the Cure; Hellmann’s, Bestfoods Salad Dressings; Jet-Dry; French’s; and Joy Dishwashing liquid. She recently completed a media campaign for the US Tuna Foundation.   


She also is an online columnist for the and the Larchmont Gazette, her local newspaper. She speaks publically as a motivational lecturer to help families appreciate the value of cooking, baking and eating together.


Lauren has served on the board of directors of the New York Association of Cooking Teachers, the New York Woman’s Culinary Alliance and sat on the mentoring committee for  Les Dames d’Escoffier. She also is a member of A.F.T.R.A. and the IACP


Lauren teaches cooking and baking classes in her home and across the country. She founded a culinary arts program for adolescent female inmates on Rikers Island, a correctional facility in Queens, New York, and has recently started a culinary arts/life coaching program at the Brooklyn Residential Center for juvenile delinquent females remanded to the facility for three to six months.  


In addition to Lauren’s past work hosting in radio and television, she is now the host of Baking Made Easy with Lauren, which is airing on PBS, and also on WE network. In each episode, Lauren aims to help educate and inspire bakers of all levels. 


Lauren lives in Larchmont, New York, with her husband Jonathan, children Ben, Julie and Jessica, and yellow Labrador retriever named Mango. Her website is


Latest Recipes

Fresh Fruit Parfait

If you're looking for an easy no-bake dessert that is filled with fruit, then keep reading! This Fresh Fruit Parfait recipe is just what you need for those busy days when you want to serve a fun and unique dessert. Bursting with flavor, this delightful dessert recipe is the perfect combination of fresh fruit and yogurt. If you don't have parfait glasses, then consider serving this fruit parfait in iced tea glasses or glasses in a similar size to show off each layer of the dessert.

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Yummy Marbled Pound Cake

This is my favorite pound cake. Light and tender, it has a crisp crust thats deliberately thick, created by baking it in an oven thats ...

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Savory Bread Pudding

Although my husband swears that this dish is the best stuffing, its actually not a stuffing at all. Its much fluffier than a baked stuf...

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Lavender-Scented French Vanilla Ice Cream with Broiled Fresh Figs

To me, this recipe screams Provence! If youve never cooked with dried lavender, I think youll be pleasantly surprised when used corr...

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Grilled Chicken Pesto Topped with Marinated Tomatoes

This Grilled Chicken Pesto Topped with Marinated Tomatoes is an easy Italian recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. Homemade pesto and marinated tomatoes really give this chicken its own special flair. The basil pesto recipe includes a splash of lemon for a tangy twist that makes this chicken recipe ideal for the summertime, and best of all, it takes hardly any time to cook. If you don't have a grill available, you can easily modify the instructions and make it on the stove. You'll use this pesto chicken recipe as your go-to dish all summer long!

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Basil Pesto

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Garlic Confit with Cracked Pepper and Herbs and Garlic Confit Oil

This is one recipe that I prepare every week (without fail) and use almost every day. Whole garlic cloves, still in their papery skins, s...

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Garlic-Scented Crinkle Potato Chips with Homemade Spicy Ketchup

Get ready to caution (more than once) to slow down, dinner is coming. There is absolutely no way to resist these crisp, extra-long slic...

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Anytime Fruit Smoothie

If its not the height of fresh fruit season or if you want to quickly concoct something thats incredibly refreshing, fruit smoothies ar...

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Peanut Butter and Jam Hearts

These fantastic sandwich cookies merge a melt-in-your mouth texture with the most classic American flavor combination of all, making them...

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Pan-Seared Portobello Mushroom and Tomato Topped with Chive-Laced Scrambled Eggs

This dish is unusually quick and easy, especially considering how elegant and absolutely wonderful it is. Since the mushrooms are seasone...

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Country White Bread

Not at all like that puffed-up Wonder Bread stuff, these loaves produce slices that are perfectly tender yet substantial enough to stand ...

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This savory sauce not only makes a perfect baste to slather on grilled shrimp, chicken, fish, and beef during cooking, but also can be se...

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The Best Barbecue Sauce

Yeah, I know that other people say that their barbecue sauce is the best, but I mean it! Seriously, whether I use this rich, red, and rob...

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Fresh Orange Juice Spiked with Strawberry Puree

Vibrant looking and fresh tasting, the combination of orange juice and strawberry puree is not only classic, its also a real winner. Whe...

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Garlic-Scented Roasted Peppers

At least once a week, my family dinner includes a large platter of roasted red and yellow peppers, partnered with slices of fresh mozzare...

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Dried Crumbs and Cubes from Fresh Bread

By definition, store-bought bread crumbs are old and stale. So why use them (or worse, serve them to guests)? For the best bread crumbs, ...

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Spiced Oven-Puffed Pancake

Mornings don’t get lovelier than this. A crisp oven-puffed pancake, filled with a mound of assorted fresh berries, all lightly dusted wit...

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Steak and Eggs

You certainly don’t need to he an aspiring bodybuilder to crave this protein-packed breakfast. And if you follow the organizational instr...

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Eggs, Lox & Onions

There are few better or more enticing morning scents, guaranteed to help a person open his or her eyes with a smile, than the seductive a...

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Tender Greens with Pears, Apples, Grapes, Gorgonzola, and Grilled Chicken

If you’ve never put sweet fruit into a savory salad, I urge you to try this recipe. The contrast between the cool, crisp fruit and the cr...

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Fresh Pasta Made the Old-Fashioned Way

If you’ve made pasta before, you already know how much fun the process is. However, if you’ve always used a hand-cranked pasta maker, I h...

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Herb-Scented Double Rib Lamb Chops

You won’t find lamb chops better than these: thick with a very dark exterior, a rosy-red interior, and a savory flavor that leaves nothin...

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Broiled Swordfish with Browned Butter, Candied Garlic, Roasted Peppers, and Capers

Even if you’ve always claimed to dislike garlic, you might just change your mind after trying this recipe. When raw garlic is parboiled, ...

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Chive-Studded Yorkshire Pudding

Not a pudding at all, Yorkshire pudding is actually a crisp, delicately flavored, flour-and-egg-based thin breadlike custard that origina...

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A Six-Strand Braided Challah

This recipe is very special to me and was actually my signature bread at the beginning of my culinary career. Traditionally, in the Jewis...

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They’ll Love Your Buns…For Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

You’ll get such a kick out of seeing a person’s expression when he or she first catches a glimpse of these handsome and truly voluptuous ...

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My Matzos

These large, irregularly shaped, slightly blistered flatbread crackers are nothing like the square, factory produced sheets that taste, m...

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Strawberries, Banana Mascarpone, and Crushed Cookie Parfaits

As easy as they are attractive, these creamy, crunchy parfaits can be assembled a couple of hours ahead of serving and refrigerated. Don’...

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Chocolate-Cherry Tartufos

If you want to serve a dessert that will make different types of people happy, a great choice is ice cream. Here, two different types of ...

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Mixed-Nut Butter-Crunch Toffee

If I had to choose, this would be my favorite candy in the whole world. Savory, sweet, and incredibly delicious, this is a great choice w...

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Chocolate Crisps

I’ve been making these chocolate candies with my kids since they were little. Each year, they would give them to their friends and teache...

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Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Brownies, Swirled with Sweetened Cream Cheese

If you love both brownies and cheesecake, then you’ll really love this dessert. Personally, I prefer to use my index finger to swirl the ...

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Jumbo Black and White Cookies

Truly enticing, these cookies are a perfect choice to serve at a school bake fair, after a teenage sporting event, as a take-home party f...

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