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Sandwiches

Shrimp Salad Sandwich with Spicy Lime Aioli

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I love leftovers. There’s just no two ways about it. And I swear, leftovers are the mother of invention, at least in my kitchen. So there I was, making a thousand spring rolls and my fridge was filled with 8 containers of different dipping sauces. And the recipes make a pretty fair amount, too. I [...]

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My Oldest Son’s Wedding and I Learn to Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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On Saturday May 18, 2013, after a 10 year courtship and engagement, FINALLY, my son and his fiancé got married! Yea! I flew from LAX to the Sacramento Airport on Thursday night and on Friday spent the day helping get their house ready for the wonderful backyard wedding they had planned. Part of the Friday [...]

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Vietnamese Happy Pancakes with a Killer Dipping Sauce

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The March 2013 issue of Food and Wine Magazine had a great article called 20 Best-Ever Recipes. The Best Vietnamese recipe was this one for Happy Pancakes and I wanted to cook it immediately as soon as I saw it. Two months later, at Camp Blogaway, I was lucky to get a sample of Bob’s [...]

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Grilled Pork & Pineapple Burger

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I am a cooking magazine junkie. If I am ever missing, just look for me in front of the magazine section at the market. I have to check out every specialty food magazine that comes out each month, reading each page by page, especially now when they are all about grilling. This recipe comes [...]

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Homemade Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

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Grilling Season 2013 is here!! Yea!! I was so happy a couple of weeks ago to clean off my grill and get it ready. I had a friend over for dinner and made my BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. Yum. There is nothing that compares to that black char on grilled food. Do we salivate because [...]

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Danish Smørrebrød ~ Herring & Apples on Rye

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I am very glad to be back, after not posting for almost two weeks. I was knocked out by a very debilitating virus from which I am still recovering. Also, I was without a camera, but now am the proud new owner of a Canon T4i. I am still learning how to use it to [...]

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Three Cheese Stuffed Puff Pastry Pinwheels

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Last year around this time my local Ralph’s Market sent out a little brochure with a great appetizer recipe, Bacon Wrapped Dates with Choriso & Goat Cheese. This year their brochure included these Cheesy Puff Pastry Pinwheels, which are stuffed with just about every ingredient that makes your tastebuds sing: artichokes, feta, kalamata olives, roasted [...]

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Turkey Bacon Tomato on Cheddar Biscuits

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I LOVE LEFTOVERS! All I have to do is heat them up and eat. No cooking. No waiting. It’s like telling your replicator what you want and **zing** there it is. Come to think of it, we now have 3-D photocopiers that are making guns, lamps and airplane parts. Is a food replicator far behind? [...]

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Spicy Korean BBQ Turkey Sliders with Sesame Ginger Slaw

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My Food Bloggers Los Angeles group recently held their annual Cookie Exchange and Cookbook Swap at the home of Erika, of In Erika’s Kitchen. We were invited to bring 5 to 6 dozen cookies to share and as many cookbooks as we were willing to part with. One gal said she couldn’t part with any [...]

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Cheddar & Bacon Biscuits

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Over the Thanksgiving holiday I was really happy because my son and daughter who live out of state, and my daughter-in-law, and my two grandkids were all in town together for the first time in many years. Last Saturday they called up and announced they were coming over for dinner. I guess when it’s your [...]

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Spinach Crepe Spirals with Cream Cheese, Pine Nuts, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic and Lemon Zest

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Recently I was invited to an early Thanksgiving event and I needed to bring a dish for the buffet. I wanted to make something that could be put together the night before, because I am barely coherent in the morning and I needed to leave my house at 10AM. These Spinach Crepe Spirals are perfect, [...]

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Tomato Bruschetta

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The other day, when I was writing my post about Blueberry Pie, I decided it was time for lunch. I looked around in the kitchen and couldn’t find a thing I wanted to eat. It was just one of those days. I didn’t want to take time to make something involved, just something simple. So [...]

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Pork Tacos with Achiote & Grilled Pineapple

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To help celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, I thought I would cook up some tacos. But not just your simple ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream. Oh no, I’m making sliced pork soaked in an achiote marinade and grilled with onions and pineapple. These grilled beauties are laid in a warm corn [...]

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Hard-Cooked Eggs on Toast with Béchamel Sauce

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The day after Thanksgiving I was perusing the leftovers in my refrigerator, when, gasping with horror, I realized I had three hard-cooked eggs that I had been planning to use in an appetizer, but hadn’t had time to make. Now I had three eggs that I had to use within a day or they would [...]

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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When I was a kid, my Mom would make grilled cheese sandwiches for my lunch from Wonder Bread and Kraft American Cheese. You know, the one the size of a brick. I remember enjoying them very much, along with tomato or chicken noodle soup. Campbell’s, of course.
However, things have changed since back in the day. [...]

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