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Archive | November, 2012

Deep Dish Apple Streusel Pie

  This was the big winner at Thanksgiving. It was the first to be devoured, even before the impromptu poker game ended. And, I’m not gonna lie, having every guest who ate it say, “Oh my GOD. This is so good” is really awesome. When you are trying (fairly desperately) to wedge your way into […]

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Oven Steamed Salmon with Blueberry Balsamic Reduction

Every once in a while this happens. I made a recipe I love, and then it sort of slips away and never gets posted. This is one of those recipes. I can’t even remember why it didn’t get posted, maybe because I don’t really like the photos (sorry my ego got in the way of […]

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Five Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

    It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I am already thinking about the leftovers. I will not be participating in Black Friday.  Unless it takes place in my refrigerator, I will be staying far, far away from any post-thanksgiving debauchery. Besides, I plan to make most of my Christmas gifts, but more on that […]

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Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

    “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” –-Unknown It’s my birthday today. Although I’m taking a few minutes to type this up, I get to spend the day with my Husband and daughter. For me, birthdays are a bit like Thanksgiving, which is fairly fitting seeing as that […]

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How To: Make Candied Bacon

Before we get started on the essential skill of making your very own batch of candied bacon, I need to pause to tell you some amazing news: I signed a cookbook deal last week. And so begins the frantic, not enough time, spending to much money on groceries, stress, lack of sleep that has nothing […]

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California Strawberries Pin to Win Contest

(Photo credit: California Strawberries) Spicy Sweet California Strawberry Tonic (Click For Recipe)  One of the best things about living in Southern California is the abundant and incredible produce we have. Although it doesn’t have as high of a marque value as the weather or our celebrity residents, I’ll take strawberries over a Kardashian sister every […]

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Potato Artichoke Bisque & Support for Sandy Victims

As we leave the most divisive election in modern history, we need to remember that we are still a Nation. One Nation, Under God, Indivisible by politics, that comes together to help others. (Photo, AP:  Frank Franklin) Red state or blue, that is what we are. We are also a Nation that loves to help, […]

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Chocolate Fudge Bourbon and Whipped Cream Sandwich Cookies

I had this really Idealistic feeling that once the election was over, and the Binders had spoken, we would all go back to love and cookie baking. Seems like this morning, waking up and reading Facebook, the world is more divided than it was yesterday. Anger, hate, social media mud slinging, has never given anyone […]

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Potato Artichoke and Goat Cheese Gratin

I think I need to buy a goat. And some chickens. Although I grew up on a farm, and at the time I found very little of our remote, sequestered-from-civilization-and-my-friends, life very appealing, I now want a little bit of that back. Not all of it. I want to live in the city, a big, […]

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