Archive | March, 2013

Cheap Eats: Roasted Chicken, Green Beans and Potatoes Feeds 4 for $10

      I’ve made a decision. I am going to redefine the word “rich”. When I was a kid, we didn’t have a lot of money, on our best months we lived pay check to pay check. I vividly remember standing in line at a Stater Brothers Market as my mother rapidly added the […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Now that I’m home with my (soon to be) 3 year-old on most days, I’ve realized that there are a few things that no one tells you about Stay At Home Mom-hood. Maybe because we don’t want to scare the fertility out of others since we like company in this brave new world of parenthood. […]

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Passover Dessert: Toasted Coconut Pavlova with Cocoa Pudding and Caramel Sauce

Do you ever watch Chopped on the Food Network? It’s a food competition that involves a “mystery basket” of food.  The contestants are required to use every item in the basket to come up with the best dish they can. I love Chopped, and always try to think up a dish I would make, if […]

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Mexican Galette with Roasted Red Pepper, Black Beans and Avocados

    I met a lady at the grocery store yesterday who was 92. She was fabulously healthy and spry, you would never have known she was born in the 1920′s. We started to chat about my daughter. After a few minutes she said, “You’re a good woman. I can tell. And you’re a good […]

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Current Obsessions

Sugar Skull necklace, Moon Raven Designs: My husband bought this for me for Christmas and I wear it embarrassingly often. In my mind it goes with everything, it’s like the bacon version of accessories. Plus, people are oddly drawn to it (which can be uncomfortable, since it hangs between my little lady lumps) so it’s […]

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Quinoa Crab Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

I could eat this salad every day. I realize that quinoa has become a food trend that will inevitably run it’s course, I don’t care. I’ll love it and I’ll eat it long after it’s no longer cool. The first time I made it, I cooked it the same way I cook rice and the […]

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Coconut Brioche

  I was scared of bread making for years. I scoured the internet for non-yeast rolls, because I was so convinced that I could never make anything that required proofing or rising. A few years ago I decided that I needed to figure this out, I needed to learn. What’s the worse that could happen? […]

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Current Obsessions

Lovely Things: Naked 2 Palate.  I’ve had this since November, it was a birthday present from my awesome sister, and I haven’t strayed from it. It’s perfect. Unlike those other palates that have three great colors, two OK colors and about 5 what the heck where they thinking? colors, these are all winners (seriously, I’ve used […]

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Creamy Kale Pesto Pasta

  Have I told you yet that I finished my book this week? Well, mostly finished. There are still  a few more stages, a back and forth that is still yet to be had, but I sent the manuscript with 65 photos to my publisher. I’m still dealing with momentary panics, the nightmares of ingredients […]

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Rum Soaked Pineapple Pops

Pineapple season is here! Although it’s still a tad colder here in the US than in the tropics, it’s still completely acceptable to soak your vacation-related produce in booze. My hard liquor consumption is fairly infrequent, but lately booze has worked it’s way into my kitchen. I’m much more of a beer and wine kind […]

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