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Skillet Roasted Potatoes with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Parmesan

  I fell in love with side dishes during the three years I spent as a vegetarian. When you don’t eat meat, you tend to go into any holiday celebration or dinner party knowing that your meal will be made up of side dishes and you just hope to end up with more than a […]

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Perfect Skillet Roasted Potatoes

Have you ever had one of those “What Would You Want Your Last Meal To Be?” conversations? I have. Partially because I’m a touch more morbid than most, and partially because I think about food nearly constantly. Also, between food writers, food bloggers and chefs, I hang out with quite a few food people and […]

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Mirin Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

I’ve reached a goal of sorts, and I wanted to tell you about it. When I started this blog in 2011, it was as a direct response of having to put my 4 month old in the arms of stranger, turn around, and drive to an office.  I love my job, and I love my […]

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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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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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Kale Caesar with Goat Gouda, Avocados and Homemade Croutons

  A few weeks ago I was invited to the opening of Messhall in Los Angeles to partake in an amazing media dinner. I was stuffed with steak tartare tacos, lobster mac n cheese, incredibly memorably cheese grits, the best pork chop of my life and a kale caesar salad I can’t stop thinking about. […]

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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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Pig Newton Jam (Bacon & Fig Jam) With Puff Pastry Biscuits

I love forming culinary obsessions. Foods that I can’t stop thinking about, that work their way into my kitchen via said obsession on a regular basis. Maybe you have tired of my bacon jam post, and if that is the case than I can pretty safely assume that you have never made it. It is […]

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Bacon, Blue Cheese & Duck Fat Roasted Potato Salad

The best potato salad ever! Roasted in duck fat, with blue cheese & bacon.

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Chinese Shrimp Salad

A full flavor Chinese Chicken Salad, made over with shrimp, peaches, avocados and an incredibly easy homemade dressing!

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