Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Fig Sauce

My neighbor has a fig tree. And every year she shares her harvest of these sweet juicy figs. Usually, my husband nabs them and eats them straight up. Middle child loves them, too. He started eating them when he was two. You can imagine my anxiety when my husband fed him three in one sitting! […]

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Apricot & Thyme Galette

We all get bombarded with fundraisers, especially if you have kids. We buy cookies from girl scouts, popcorn from cub scouts, wrapping paper from school, magazine subscriptions, cookie dough… you name it, there’s a group selling this stuff at exaggerated prices for a fundraiser. Well, it was one of those fundraisers that I found myself […]

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Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

It’s officially summer at our house. School ended today. Whew! And it was a whirlwind of a weekend, too. A welcome home party for an American soldier, my boys’ cub scout graduation pot luck… summer fun and summer foods have started off with a bang! My husband is cub master for our boys’ pack, and […]

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Summer Pasta

Summer is just around the corner, officially two weeks away. But, you can already see the summer fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store. My garden is slowly progressing. My kids have occupied a lot of free time, so it got a little neglected. I’m hoping that my crop of carrots, beans turnips and […]

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Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Continuing with one of my featured recipes on FoodBuzz’s Family Bites, I have this one to share with you. And it keeps the picnic theme going, (see the Mediterranean Mortadella Pitas): Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich. You are probably thinking, “Eggplant Parmesan? What’s the big deal?” Well, this sandwich is a lot healthier than the breaded-fried […]

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Mediterranean Mortadella Pitas

Life is too short to be stuck in the kitchen. Especially when the days are getting longer and the lazy days of summer are here! For those of us in San Diego, we just want to be outside, before it really gets hot in August. The kids are down to four days left of school. […]

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

What a beautiful day in San Diego. Blue skies, warm temperatures, I can’t think of a better way to honor the soldiers who fought for this beautiful country. For Memorial Day, my husband took our two boys along with hundreds of other Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to the National Cemetery at Fort Rosecrans. They […]

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Eggplant with Cheese & Shrimp

I love appetizers. When I go to a party with a heck of an appetizer spread, I go to town. In fact, I prefer appetizers to dinner. I often skip dinner because I stuffed myself with so many delicious starters. I definitely think the Spanish got it right with their Tapas spread. Just hang out […]

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