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East Meets West: Bok Choy Pesto with Cilantro and Black Sesame Seed

I feel like the grinch right now. My kids are in their last week of school and it’s party, party, party. Really? My sixth grader has been watching movies in almost every class, as text books were turned in last week. Really? One teacher is “still fighting it” (as the Professor puts it) and is […]

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Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

Think Green! Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

I am so thrilled that March is here! It is quickly becoming my favorite month because it means that winter is behind us, and Spring is around the corner! Our sad San Diego hills are mostly green this time of the year, as we usually have all of rain in the winter months. Flowers are […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies: Kid Friendly Pasta Primavera

When I see a new mom, I start to remember how naive I was before I had kids. My neighbor and I laugh at our former selves and how we used to judge other moms and their children crying at the supermarket or throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. Now, instead of giving glaring stares, […]

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Silky Vanilla Pastry Cream with Sponge Cake

I love to cook. Isn’t that obvious? I have a cooking blog, so therefore I love to cook, right? This means I have an overabundance of cooking magazines in my house, recipe clippings I’ve snuck out of magazines from doctor offices and a vast collection of cookbooks to turn to. And then there are my […]

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Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

To celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer my family and I went camping this weekend. We went with another family, and I spent the weekend watching the kids attempt fishing. For me, it’s like watching paint dry. But, after one of our busiest weeks, I was so exhausted that watching paint […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24:Dutch Oven Cooking Under the Stars

We are a scouting family. I have two boys in Cub Scouts, and my husband as the Cub Master. Sometimes I wonder who is more excited to be a scout, my sons or my husband? Either way, it’s a win-win situation for us. As a family, we have learned so much through scouting, and we […]

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Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Olive Oil

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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Resolutions & A Pork Roast

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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25 Days of Cookies: Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti & Macadamia Nuts

25 Days of Cookies: Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti & Macadamia Nuts

I think we need a break from all these sweets! I have been busy baking other goodies for school, friends and family. I can’t seem to get away from the kitchen. Good thing that Santa is bringing me new appliances as I have truly beaten down my stove top and ovens! Until they arrive, I […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Biscotti with Cranberries & Macadamia Nuts

25 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Biscotti with Cranberries & Macadamia Nuts

I’m feeling a bit ambitious. I mean, it’s not like I need to add more work to my plate, but I decided last night to really kick it up a notch this month! Why not? It’s the holidays, right? So, like what you see in the magazines and other fantastic websites and blogs, I am […]

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