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Archive | December, 2012

Scallops On Smoked Sweet Corn Puree With Stout Balsamic Glaze & My Year According To Instagram

2012, according to Instagram 1. Drinks with Greg of Sippity Sup after the Herbavoiracious Book Release Party 2. Sharing a beer sampler with Jessica of How Sweet It Is during a break from BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle 3. Road trip to Big Bear with my gorgeous friend Linda, of Salty Seattle 4. The road trip […]

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Creamy Vegan Broccoli Avocado Soup & Five Foodie New Years Resolutions

Five New Year Food Resolutions to Make   Let’s stop vowing to cut things out of our lives at then beginning of each year, and start promising ourselves we’ll add some great things in. Can’t we all just agree that those “I’m going to lose weight/stop eating sugar/give up carbs/cut out coffee” resolutions are just […]

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Caramel Apple Galette with Champagne Whipped Cream

  I made three Galettes in the past week. This one, one I’m working for the cookbook I’m writing and a small caramelized onion and cheddar one that got devoured. These are like a secret weapon, in a way. The crust (which you absolutely MUST be made from scratch) is one of my favorite recipes […]

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How To: Make Goat Cheese & A Food Photo Tip

  Let’s skip right to the photography tip, shall we? I’m pretty excited about it. See this dish of homemade goat cheese, it’s a little less than full: The best “filler” for a partially filled bowl is a potato. For several reasons. First, they’re cheap and you probably already have them. Second, they can be […]

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Pomegranate And Bourbon Braise Oxtails with Smokey Cheddar Grits & What Sandy Hook Elementary Taught Me

  As a mom, this tragedy has left a deep wound on my soul. I see my own baby in the faces of all of the victims. Not an hour has gone by in the past few days that I haven’t had those lost lives on my mind. Playing blocks with my daughter brought me […]

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I am one of the many craft, cooking, lifestyle and DIY bloggers who had posts to share with you today, but the events of Friday's shooting in Connecticut have left us heartbroken. Like you, we cried as news reports poured in and wondered out loud about how something so cruel could hurt the most innocent and tender. We not only grieved for the lives lost and wounded, but for that part of the magic and wonder of this holiday season that was taken from us all. We know that no words, no gifts, no acts of service will ever take away the pain, but we, as bloggers and parents collectively, want those affected by this to know how close to our hearts they are: We love you. We pray for you. We're so heartbroken for your loss. To honor the memory of lives cut short, we choose to step away from our blogs and computers today to celebrate the gift of life and those we love most: our children, families, good friends and community. We're holding our kids a little closer, reaching out to neighbors and giving thanks for the moments we have together. Thank you for stopping by today. We hope you'll join us in remembering, praying, and gathering close. We wish you and your families a safe and blessed holiday.

A Moment of Silence, A Day of Remembrance

Today is dedicated to these children, teachers and their families: –Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06 – Daniel Barden, 9/25/05 – Rachel Davino, 7/17/83 – Olivia Engel, 7/18/06 – Josephine Gay, 12/11/05 – Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06 – Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06 – Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65 – Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06 – Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06 – Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05 – Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06 – James Mattioli , 3/22/06 – Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05 […]

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Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Pecan Sauce & A King Arthur Flour Giveaway!

I have loved King Arthur Flour long before I decided to force my way into the blog world. I read the catalogues the way normal girls read Cosmo, curled up in bed with a glass of wine, pouring over each page. Not just for the products, but because it’s has always been obvious to me […]

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Chicken Enchilada Soup & Foodies Things To Do in L.A.

As I throw this soup together with ingredients I picked up at my local Mexican food market, it occurs to me how few of you live just a few hours from the US/Mexico boarder. You might not have access to some of the best handmade Mexican sauces and chilies north of Tijuana. You might even […]

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Chilean Salmon with Avocado Cream Sauce

I’ve always wanted to go to Chile. Since I started traveling, I’ve had a deep love for Spanish speaking countries, I want to visit them all. Although, other than language, they seem to have little in common. Other than maybe a shared love of food and family. I spent some time in Spain, missing my […]

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Eggnog French Toast Bake

I really have to confess that I don’t much care for Eggnog. But, to be fair, I guess I’ve never really had a great version of it. I’m open to suggestions if you have any. I does make an excellent coffee cream, and a great ingredient in desserts. Plus, it just tastes like Christmas when […]

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