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Roasted Tomato Sauce: Big Flavor, Little Work

Roasted Tomato Sauce is so easy to make and a true revelation in flavor – it’s perfect for summer tomatoes and makes mediocre off-season tomatoes shine too.

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Roasted Strawberry Shortcake with Olive Oil and Orange-scented Whipped Cream

This Strawberry Shortcake Recipe baked with olive oil tickles your tastebuds with strawberries two ways and a touch of orange in the cake and topping.

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White bean basil hummus style dip with pine nuts and meyer lemon

White Bean Hummus Style Dip with Basil, Pine Nuts and Meyer Lemon

This white bean hummus style dip with basil, pine nuts, and meyer lemon is a burst of sunshine in the winter and a perfect celebration of the season in warmer months. Serve with fresh vegetables, crispy pita chips, or fresh-from-the-oven pita bread.

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IFBC Olive Oil Tasting

I Came to my Senses … at IFBC

How I came to my senses when I attended a “blind” olive oil tasting at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Sacramento California.

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Lavash – New Ideas for an Old Style of Bread

Last weekend, I stopped by my local grocery – New Leaf – to pick up some lunch with a food-loving friend. While we headed to the check-out, we passed a table offering samples of rolled bread called lavash, which we of course stopped to sample. Lavash bread and crackers are of Armenian origin many thousands […]

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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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Just in Time for Mother’s Day and Summer: Melissa Clark’s Make-Ahead Corn Salad

Busy. Frantic. Schizophrenic. Over-booked. These are the modifiers that pop into my head while looking at my May/June calendar. Teacher appreciation lunches, SAT and AP tests, Mother’s Day, @dormantchef’s birthday, Memorial Day Weekend, my birthday, my daughter’s graduation, BlogherFood (I’m speaking!) and the list could go on. But I know I’m not alone in this […]

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How to Roast a Whole Chicken – A Cooking Lesson Delivered by Smartphone

Last week I was racing around the Bay Area on college tours with @gregorytlee and having a very hard time getting a hot meal on the table every night. So I assumed you were too and put together a post with five quick and easy weeknight recipes. Well, little did you know that very same […]

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