Prosecco-braised and finished with apricot bacon bbq sauce on the grill

How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs

If you’re like me, you were pleasantly surprised when you remembered we’re heading into a 3-day Labor Day Weekend. So what are you going to do with that extra 24 hours you just gained? How about enjoying the last warm days of summer outside with your grill and some family and friends eating these yummy […]

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Don’t Forget the Figs!

While we revel in the last days of summer before the daylight dwindles and the school stress soars, it’s hard to miss the plethora of peaches at the farmer’s market. And you wouldn’t want to miss them but while you eat your peach pie – Don’t Forget the Figs! And if your idea of a […]

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A Mitzvah for Mikey’s Family

A Pie for Mikey, Part 2 As if the food blogging community’s ability to organize and bake wasn’t impressive enough as exemplified by the social media phenomenon of #apieformikey, this week another #hashtag has shaken up the Twitter stream even more than the East Coast earthquake: #afundforjennie. A Mitzvah for Mikey’s Family Not to rest […]

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A Virtual Gathering and a Pie for Mikey

In the Jewish religion, the key message of the bereavement process is that the mourner should not be alone. The role of the community is to tend to the needs of the mourners so they can sit shiva (seven days of mourning following death). Providing food so that the bereaved do not have to cook […]

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Celebrating California’s Central Coast

When you are lucky enough to live in California, occasionally you have to jump in the car and revel in the reason that you pay so much money to reside here: sumptuous scenery, beautiful beaches, wonderful weather, all accented by fabulous food and wine in one quaint or quirky town after another. On the long […]

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Why I Love Blogging and Strawberry Jam

I’ve been so busy orchestrating our summer adventures and the kids’ changing schedules that I’ve barely had time to cook, let alone write blog posts. But the other morning I received an email from a friend and it reminded me why I love blogging and strawberry jam. So here comes a post, time crunch or […]

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Two Winners of Emily Luchetti’s Fearless Baker Cookbook!

Well, readers, you’ve done it again. What an amazing set of stories about baking successes and failures! From a fabulously weird but delicious birthday cake with blue cheese and chocolate to a cake baked with nothing but love and a fork, I gobbled up each anecdote. In the end, after much self-deliberation, I chose Hector’s […]

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