Archive | January, 2011

Wishing for Summer with a Blueberry Tart

We’ve had some lovely warm weather here in San Diego. After a rainy November and December it was nice to feel the warm So-Cal sun. Yes, we are a spoiled here. The weather did make me miss our carefree summers, where the kids and I live with no real schedule. Our local grocer was practically […]

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Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Olive Oil

“Zucchini” is one of those words that I just can’t spell right the first time. I totally depend on my computer’s spell checker to make sure I am spelling it right. I don’t know what’s so difficult about remembering it. I’ve always thought I’ve been a good speller, but I keep wanting to drop a […]

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Culinary Adventures: Green Worms

The rule in our house and around the dinner table is to try something new once before claiming you don’t like it. We have one meal offered at dinner, take it or leave it. Sounds harsh, but it works. My kids try new foods and sometimes (though rarely) go to bed hungry because they refused […]

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Olives, Basil & Chicken… Oh My!

When you are cooking for five, you find yourself always doing a balancing act. Everyone has a particular preference for food and you have to realize that you will never satisfy everyone in one meal. You will always have at least one person disappointed. That includes myself, too. I find myself not cooking for me […]

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Beer Braised Pot Roast with Herb Dumplings

My parents have been visiting us from Texas this past month. They have been enjoying themselves with the grandchildren, spoiling them and having fascinating conversations with them. The kiddos spent the night at Mimi and Papa’s so hubby and I could sneak a date in. I had an earful of stories the next morning waiting […]

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Resolutions & A Pork Roast

It could be bronchitis. It could be whooping cough. It could be a sinus infection. This was the most ambiguous diagnosis I ever got! Or never got?? Whatever the case, I’m hoping this endless cough will disappear. Last night, the hubby and I kept each other up with the loving sounds of our hacking and […]

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