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Barley Risotto Soup

Barley Risotto Soup – Warm Comfort on a Chilly Winter Evening

The temperatures are dropping in California with an equal and opposite increase in soup-making predicted as well. Try this creamy risotto-like soup made with barley and whatever stock and veggies your pantry has at hand for the perfect chilly evening comfort food.

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Change is in the Air — A New Look and a Cookbook Giveaway to Celebrate!

When I started playing with flour back in April, I hinted there were changes in the works at OMG! Yummy. Well, the changes are here and I thought I would celebrate with a giveaway – a signed copy of Mollie Katzen’s Get Cooking cookbook! August is all about transitions – teenagers leaving for college, kids changing grades […]

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Five Easy Recipe Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Firing up the grill for the first time this weekend? Hosting or attending a neighborhood gathering to kick off the summer? Celebrating a graduation? Whatever the reason, most of us will be joining family or friends to soak up the warm sun and celebrate the end of school and the start of some much needed […]

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Fall for the Warren Pear in this Easy Autumn Salad

Just as I was mourning the loss of our favorite summer berries, I received an email asking me to consider trying the Warren Pear from Frog Hollow Farm and sharing my opinion of the fruit if I was so inclined. The mention of Frog Hollow Farm made it an easy decision, knowing their reputation for […]

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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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Braising Broccolini – a Simple Technique, a Unique Sidedish

Braising Broccolini – don’t you just love how that sounds? I do, but what’s even better, is how it tastes. A few days ago I was putting together another last minute dinner, whizzing through the grocery store at frenetic pace trying to figure out what to buy that was quick to prepare but not a […]

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Roasted veggies on a platter - don't they look yummy?

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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The Battle of the Blintz – Celebrating the Jewish New Year with Food

Find out how the Battle of the Blintz was born. Plus learn all about how we celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – the Jewish High Holidays – with food! The Jewish High Holidays and the Battle of the Blintz We just finished celebrating the Jewish New Year, 5771. The High Holidays, as they are […]

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