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Braised Baby Artichokes and Mushrooms with Garlic and Lemon

Feeding kids has certainly been a adventure. Before kids, I had this vision that if I introduced a food or vegetable to my child at an early age, they would eat it and love it. But the ugly truth is, babies have taste buds and preferences just as we adults do. If  they don’t like […]

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Artichoke and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms by FamilySpice.com

Artichoke and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

I just finished week #3 as a Mushroom Ambassador for Mamavation’s 30-Day Mushroom Challenge and boy was it a tough one. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it started off grand with a successful trip to the gym. Mondays aren’t usually our family’s favorite day of the week, but my Monday was awesome. And the week quickly […]

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Italian Stuffed Artichokes by FamilySpice.com

Signs of Spring: Italian Stuffed Artichokes

We seemed to have skipped winter here in Southern California and have been enjoying spring-like weather for months. This means that everything has been blooming, earlier than nature planned. I know this, as my allergies blew up and have remained active since Christmas! My last tomato plant never died and is full of yellow blooms. […]

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Braised Baby Purple Artichokes with Olive Oil and Wine

Yes, it happened again this year. I’m in love. Artichoke season is upon us and the most brilliant artichokes are available, if you are lucky enough to find them. These gorgeous Baby Purple Fiesole Artichokes were sent to me by Frieda’s Produce again this spring. I gushed about them last year – along with my new […]

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Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter

Aaaah… my artichoke love affair continues! Steam them, grill them or roast them, even canned and pickled, I love artichokes. Some may argue it’s all about the dipping sauce. It’s like a chip that needs a dip. But sometimes a really good artichoke only needs a bit of salt & drizzle of lemon juice. Frieda’s […]

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Tequila Lime Artichokes

I think I’m in love. Actually, I know I’m in love. Sssh!! Don’t tell my husband. It’s my new lens. I’m so in love with this new lens that it’s making simple food photography so much fun. After years of photography frustration, I’m finally happy with my pictures. And honestly, I’m not just in love […]

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The Irresistible Grilled Balsamic Artichoke

The Irresistible Grilled Balsamic Artichoke

Is it just me or are food bloggers obsessed with desserts? I understand the appeal of something sweet, decadent and gooey to entice and attract readers. We’re only human. I’m guilty of it myself! But you don’t see people going ga-ga over a roasted chicken, meatloaf or salad like you do over a coma-inducing chocolate […]

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Hummus Love: Artichoke, Balsamic, Garlic, Pumpkin & Sun-Dried Tomato

Hummus Love: Artichoke, Balsamic, Garlic, Pumpkin & Sun-Dried Tomato

I suppose I should be flattered. My husband likes to spring dinner guests on me last minute. If I’m lucky, I get 36 hours notice. I suppose he has seen me pull it off before effortlessly. Of course, he’s usually at work and doesn’t see me frantically running around the house cleaning up and cooking […]

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Chile-Lime Roasted Artichokes

Chile-Lime Roasted Artichokes

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 12th year anniversary. Sometimes, with the day-to-day craziness that goes on in our house with our three kids, we feel like coworkers – handling mini-crisis after crisis, passing a crying child to the other, going through the motions of dinner, homework, brush, floss, bedtime. And […]

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Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Well, we survived Christmas this year. I didn’t think we would, with all the house projects going on. Although we had the tree up and some decorations, it didn’t quite feel like Christmas. We had tons of rain in San Diego and hubby was busy fixing up my kitchen and never hung up any lights […]

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