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January 14, 2013

It’s thirty-five degrees and windy. I am wearing gloves with tissues tucked into the cuffs. Wintertime makes me want to eat warm stuff.  Food with lots of flavor- spicy, zesty, or earthy.  Last night I tried to make some Indian food.  I think I tried once before but put the results out of memory,...
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Shrimp and Grits

August 16, 2012

The real reason I went to BlogHer12 this year wasn’t for the seminars, the free booze, or the hotel view.  Getting to see a handful of bloggers I adore was definitely a big draw, as was the free place ticket I got with miles, but the real reason was because I have family in...
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Skillet Sliders

April 17, 2012
Skillet Sliders

I had a pound of good ground beef, but it was too warm out for chile, and I am so over pasta with sauce.  So what to cook to please a four year old?  Sliders. Why do they call them sliders?  Supposedly because they are easy to slide down an eating counter, but tonight...
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Because Brown Goes With Blue

October 18, 2011

I am in a blue mood today.  And longing for some home-cooked food. Since I still don’t have a kitchen, you can cook for me. Think of me when you sink your teeth into something sweet. Or swallow something savory. Since blue foods are neither in season nor very appetizing, I am sending you...
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

July 15, 2011
Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

We’ve been getting some cloudy, cool weather that reminds me of fall.  Don’t worry, it will be back into the nineties in August.  And in September.  But for now, we are enjoying the chill in the air. This kind of weather makes me want to eat warm veggies and comfort food.  Like brussels sprouts! ...
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Bake n’ Broil Halibut

June 21, 2011

In the past month, we have been seated, handed menus, and then walked out of a restaurant several times.  Once, Scott and I were on a date and tried to go somewhere new, but when we got there and read the menu nothing looked good to us.  So we walked out and went to...
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Where Are My Soy Boobies?

May 27, 2011

I was just interrupted for the fourth time in less than five minutes spent at the dinner table. This time it was for milk. ———- I want SOY milk, Mommy. Yes, I know. Not cow’s milk. Yes, I know. We don’t drink cow’s milk. I don’t like cow’s milk, Mommy. That’s okay. I don’t...
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Apricot Glazed Chicken

April 29, 2011
Apricot Glazed Chicken

I made it back to the kitchen.  As it turns out, time away really does pay off.  After eating frozen pizzas and grilled cheese sandwiches for a week, I started craving some real food.  Then I dug in the pantry and the freezer to see what I had on hand, and voilà!  Apricot Glazed...
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If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

April 4, 2011

I started this blog a little over a year ago.  As a self-proclaimed foodie, I intended it to be one of those food blogs for moms and anyone else who needs to eat.  (Obviously, I’ve got a lot more to write about than food.)  Since then I have written almost one hundred posts inspired...
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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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Tangy Tomato Soup

February 15, 2011
Tangy Tomato Soup

I feel like I make soup all the time, these days.  And maybe I do, but it’s a great way to use up the stuff in your fridge or pantry while packing in some vitamins.  To be honest, I was a little unsure of how my three year-old would react to this tomato soup...
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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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Butternut Squash Lasagna

January 21, 2011
Butternut Squash Lasagna

It may have been 80 degrees in LA this week, but the calendar says it’s still winter, which means lots of butternut squash.  After receiving a large squash in my CSA box for the third week in a row, I had to come up with a butternut squash recipe that would use up a...
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