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Archive | August, 2012

Brownie Waffles

  I can’t decide if I’ve been obsessed with Dessert for Breakfast or if it’s really an obsession with Breakfast for Dessert.   Well, you say, it depends on what time of day said meal is being consumed. Although if this dessert/breakfast hybrid is eating all day long, the lines get a little blurred. Now […]

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Panko Pork Chops With Jalapeno Peach Jam

  My two-year old has started to name her stuffed animals. While the majority of two-year olds default to naming stuffed animals after physical attributes (Spot, Stripes, Blackie, Snowy), Tater has decided, all on her own, on the following names for her 5 favorite stuffed animals, who she collectively refers to as her “Pals:” Dobies, […]

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Smoked Olive Oil Rosemary Shrimp & A Smoker Giveaway

        This is by far my favorite giveaway I’ve ever been a part of.   I’ve secretly always wanted a smoker. Such unique flavors and no real way to get that without very specific culinary equipment. But the smokers I have always come across are so large, bulky and intimidating. Including those […]

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Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

I’ve spent all day with an internal struggle about the limits of my acceptance of other people. Probably a much too serious intro for a post about pancakes, but bear with me, you might have some insight I could really use. I’ve always prided myself on being a person who is able to see people […]

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Cherry Peach Tart With Coconut Cointreau Whipped Cream (Vegan)

Julia Child would have turned 100 today. She’s an inspiration, not just for those of us who cook, but for anyone who is sitting in an unfulfilling life wondering how then ended up where they did. Anyone who thinks they are “too old” to start a new path. Julia didn’t start cooking until she was […]

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Mojito Chicken Wings With Wasabi Mint Cream Sauce & Free Tickets to the Cook-Off

    If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might have taken one look at this title and wondered if I had flashbacks to the Moroccan Mint Experience. The answer, of course, is yes. And I’m going to bet that my sister who accompanied me on the guided tour of Middle Atlas […]

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A Chicken & A Chance

I can’t wait until Monday to tell you all about the phone call I got on my way home. So I’m posting now. Do you remember last year when I beat out thousands of other people to get a chance to cook my Pulled Chicken Sliders at the Foster Farms Chicken Cook-off? (Photo: Foster Farms) […]

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Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan)

  ( chocolate coconut ice cream vegan )  I’m still in shock about this ice cream. First, I am still wrestling with this realization that I actually DO like coconut after years of testifying to my hatred for it. But it turns out that I love it, and my favorite of all the coconut products is […]

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Chicken Sliders With Zucchini Buns

  At the end of the month I have this little cooking on TV gig that I’m incredibly excited about. And as much as I strive to be unique and impervious to social pressure, none of that has been able to penetrate my own vanity. After the initial shock of being asked to cook on […]

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Chipotle Corn Chowder

I had this friend once, years ago, who used to live under the Franklin Bridge in Los Angeles. A bridge that is rumored to have been Anthony Kiedis muse for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge. I can’t even remember how I began my friendship with a skinny, old, homeless man named Clarence. A […]

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