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Get your Kids in the Kitchen!

Looking back on our two-week holiday break from the normal routine of school, driving, homework, driving, activities, driving and did I mention driving?, I realize my favorite moments of the holiday season revolved around eating or cooking with friends and family (big surprise, right!). But most impressive of all is what my kids and their […]

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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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Ring in the Berry Season!

Besides warmer weather, more sunshine and the glorious countdown to the end of the school year, May also brings us berries. Vibrant red strawberries, plump pie-ready blueberries, and blackberries bursting with gushy goodness. And oh the double dates we can conjure up: – strawberries with rhubarb to celebrate the sweet and sour – blackberries with […]

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steak and arugula salad

Is Spring on your Dinner Table? – Fast and Flavorful Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad

All week I’ve been reading “tweets” and food blog posts about how spring is in the air and on the dinner table inspired by the produce and fruit in the vegetable aisle and the beautiful weather outside. This post by FabFrugalFood almost convinced me that it was true – the soup looks and sounds so […]

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Tomato Time

With the grocery stores still full of tomatoes (at least in California), I’m sneaking in a post about a yummy roasted tomato sauce you can make from that last batch of home-grown or store-bought round red fruit we all love. Now that the temperature outside is cooling down, turn on your oven and try this […]

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Roasting Vegetables – Minimal Effort Yields Maximum Flavor

Roasting vegetables at any time of the year yields lots of flavor with minimal effort

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