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All-Day Quiche

March 10, 2011
All-Day Quiche

With all the sickness that’s been happening at our house, accompanied by a chilly late-winter rain, I was craving something warming.  Something that looks and tastes impressive but doesn’t require much effort.  All-Day Quiche is just that.  An easy family recipe you can make on a weeknight that is also good enough to serve...
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Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

February 8, 2011
Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

I sort of went overboard on the canned pumpkin right before the holidays and still have a bunch in my makeshift pantry, so I thought I’d put it to good use.  With Valentine’s Day approaching and an unpredictable amount of candy on the horizon, I didn’t want to make anything too sweet, so I...
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Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

November 9, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

I made these mini muffins for Hayden’s 3rd birthday party, which was at 10 am.  Everybody devoured them, Hayden included (yes, even after he had two pieces of cake).  These sweet, wholesome muffins make a great breakfast or brunch treat, especially during the holidays.  Make a batch and wrap them in gift bags for...
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Blueberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake

July 23, 2010
Blueberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake

With fresh blueberries in season, this is a great way to incorporate an already delicious fruit into a tasty treat. With two cups of berries and a cup of pumpkin, this cake is packed with super-food nutrients. 3 cups flour 4 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground...
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Delicious Deviled Eggs

July 20, 2010
Delicious Deviled Eggs

This weekend I was in the mood for something a little naughty but nice, so I made these deviled eggs.  They are a little different from traditional deviled eggs, with shallots and sun-dried tomatoes.  They were a big hit- the creamy filling melts in your mouth, while the bacon crumbles on top add a...
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Rosemary Lemon Poundcake

June 15, 2010
Rosemary Lemon Poundcake

We recently received a huge bouquet of fresh rosemary in our CSA box.  I put some of it little vases with water- rosemary will stay looking fresh for awhile if you just keep adding water.  I wanted to cook something different with it, aside from a typical chicken or pasta dish, so I made...
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Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

June 11, 2010
Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

Hayden and I eat almond or peanut butter sandwiches for lunch 364 days a year, but this sandwich was a close second.  It tasted so fresh and would make a great lunch or dinner! 4 slices bread 4 slices white cheddar or provolone cheese 1 tomato, thinly sliced 1 handful basil leaves, coarsely chopped...
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Poppy Seed Muffins

May 21, 2010
Poppy Seed Muffins

After pulling these muffins out of the oven, I left them on the counter to cool awhile and went downstairs to clean the bathroom for the third time this week (oh, the joys of living with boys).  While I was scouring, I heard Hayden declare, “I want a snack.”  I shouted up to Scott...
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Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

April 12, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

Wintery weather returned to Los Angeles today, bringing cloudy skies and chilly air.  This moist bundt cake was the perfect afternoon treat on a day spent inside.  Hayden and Scott both gobbled it up and asked for more.  The sweet potatoes (or yams, to be correct) really add nutritional value to this cake! 2...
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Saturday Morning Pancakes

March 20, 2010
Saturday Morning Pancakes

Growing up, we loved pancakes, always made from scratch.  We even had pancakes for dinner!  I don’t make pancakes as often as my mother did, but when I do, my boys sure are happy! 2/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour...
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Raspberry Almond Muffins

March 1, 2010
Raspberry Almond Muffins

Hayden thinks muffins are cake, which is fine by me!  These muffins are moist, light, and perfectly sweet.  The fresh berries and whole wheat flour justify going back for seconds, or having them with coffee for breakfast. 1 small carton raspberries 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking...
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Sunrise Coffee Cake

February 11, 2010
Sunrise Coffee Cake

Feature Recipe: Although I have a lot of them, I don’t use cookbooks often.  That said, each of my books offers a few recipes that I keep going back to because they are good.  This is one of those recipes.  It’s by Marie Saba.  Info about her book and cooking show can be found...
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Holiday Recipes: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

February 4, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

After trying many pumpkin bread recipes, I created this one, and it is awesome.  This recipe makes two loaves.  Enjoy one now, and freeze one for a rainy day! 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Tuna Fondue

January 26, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Tuna Fondue

The chilly weather is back and creating a need for warm, comforting food.  This meal holds a bit of nostalgia.   When I was a little girl, my mother made me grilled cheese sandwiches with tuna salad in the middle, calling it “tuna fondue.”   Perhaps it was simply the name, but I loved it then...
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