Superbowl Sunday

I’ll Be Shaving My Legs

February 4, 2011

Are you getting pumped up for the Superbowl?  I could care less.  I have never been a football fan.   There’s just too much meat involved, in all ways imaginable. This Sunday, I’ll be busy shopping.  Or shaving my legs.  Okay, so neither of those is very likely to happen.  But I will be...
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Easy Family Recipes: Sloppy Joes

January 30, 2011
Easy Family Recipes: Sloppy Joes

Nope, not from the Hormel can.  As if!  Making sloppy Joe’s on your own is so easy, and the result is de-lish.  My three year-old loved it so much that he asked for a bowl and started eating it with a spoon.  This makes enough for a family of six or leftovers for a...
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Heavenly Hummus

October 22, 2010
Heavenly Hummus

I have been making my own hummus for awhile and always get compliments on how good it is.  I make it with garbanzos, but this week I decided to add in some cannellini beans.   The result?   A smooth, creamy, heavenly hummus. 1 tbs olive oil plus extra (about 1/2 cup) 2 cloves garlic,...
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Easy Family Recipes: Basic Beef Chili

September 9, 2010

Yes, I know it has been very hot outside. But something made me want to make a big pot of chili. So I did. And we ate it, with sweaty upper lips. And it was awesome. This is one of those easy family recipes that makes plenty, so you can freeze some for later. ...
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Summertime Series: Less-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 4, 2010
Summertime Series: Less-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those who are looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert for today’s feast, here is your recipe.  And the best part?  These cookies are made without butter and egg yolks, making them a great choice for those watching their cholesterol intake. 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 tbs...
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Easy Family Recipes: Tex-Mex Tacos

May 3, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Tex-Mex Tacos

We love Mexican food of all kinds, but our roots are in Tex-Mex, which often includes tacos made with ground beef.  Whenever I cook like this at home, it’s a FEAST.  Given the gargantuan size of our tortillas, and our inability to hold back when it comes to the beans, some of our tacos...
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Olive Tapenade

March 18, 2010

I was craving a salty snack but feeling lazy, so I bought some jarred olive tapenade form a fancy grocer that will go unnamed. I was soooo disappointed.  It was almost flavorless, and not very salty.  Should have brought out the mini-Cuisinart and made my recipe: 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup chopped onion...
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Salsa with a Salvadoran Twist

February 24, 2010
Salsa with a Salvadoran Twist

Being raised in Texas and transplanted to Los Angeles, my husband and I eat a lot of hot sauce.  We always have a bottle of Tapatio in the fridge, but nothing beats fresh salsa.  At our local farmers market, we like to get pupusas (which Hayden loves) and salsa.  The mint in El Salvadoran...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Hearty Bean Soup

February 5, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Hearty Bean Soup

As we like to say in our home, this soup is “nutritious and delicious!”  This is one of the best bean soup recipes.  Tonight, Hayden asked for more of this- twice! 4 cans white beans, drained (navy or cannellini) 1 qt chicken broth 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch carrots, chopped...
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