Archive | September, 2012

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

      I’ve got a bone to pick with Reeses. First, they make the only store bought candy that I can’t stop eating. The only Halloween treat I’m actually tempted to eat in bulk. But my real issue is with their so called Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins. On first glance this Halloween treat seems […]

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Skinny Baked Potato Soup 210 Calories

  Raise your hand if you ate way to much this weekend. I finally found pie pumpkins in my city wide search and participated in hours of pumpkin glutton. Those posts will be up later, but I needed a bit of a pumpkin detox before jumping back in for more. I have no plans to […]

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DIY Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghost Craft

DIY Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghost Craft Maybe you don’t know this, but the first post I ever did for this blog was a craft post on how to make Homemade Paper Lanterns. It wasn’t too much longer that I was sucked into the food blog scene and haven’t really looked back. I do […]

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Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Bacon Hollandaise

I think we know each other well enough by now that I don’t have to try and pretend. If a dish is easy, I’ll tell you. If it’s quick, I’ll tell you. If it’s healthy, I’ll tell you. This is none of those things. It is, however, worth the effort. It’s a special occasion breakfast […]

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Jalapeno Bacon Dip

This is a Game Day win. Maybe it’s cliche but my favorite part of game day parties is the food. And the socialization. I understand football, don’t get me wrong. I played powder puff in college at the Free Safety position, I even made a girl cry once. But that’s on her, if you can’t […]

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes with Jalapeno Sour Cream

I like to throw parties, invite people over and make them feel at home. I like to make more than enough food, and for everyone to leave very full and with a take away bag of goodies. But the last time I had a little gathering at Casa De Dodd, I had overlooked my Gluten […]

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Cucumber Cups Stuffed With Goat Cheese Caprese

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! On Friday I fought a culinary chicken battle that ended with a giant foam core check with my name on it. This was my second attempt to win the Semi-Finals of the Foster Farms Chicken Cook Off, last year wasn’t my year. But this year, I won a giant check, a […]

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Compost Toffee

There is this bakery in New York called Momofuku Milk Bar that sells baked goods so perfect, they defies the laws of baking. They have this incredibly popular Compost Cookie recipe that people line up to buy fresh out of the oven. And I’ve been missing New York a lot lately, and the time I […]

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Coconut Cornmeal Shrimp With Jalapeno Peach Jam

  I’ve had a busy week, and my body has decided to request that I slow down. On Friday, I was asked to do a cooking segment on CBS news in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the week preparing. My husband helped me run through the segment in the evenings, and for an entire week my […]

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