From the category archives:


Mango-Glazed Bacon

May 19, 2012

Ok, all you bacon addicts, this one is for you. I know you’re out there, because my BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp recipe has had the most pageviews of all the posts on my blog. If you do a Google search for Bacon Addicts there are 1,530,000 results. In fact there is a website called that [...]

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Pork Tacos with Achiote & Grilled Pineapple

May 1, 2012

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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Spicy Sausage Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

January 15, 2012

Do you have your plans all ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Your guest list and your shopping list for all those goodies you’ll be chowing down on during the game. If you invited me to your house and had these little bits of pizza heaven stuffed in a mushroom waiting on the table, I would [...]

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Tomatillo Albondigas Soup & Two Tomatillo Tales

August 8, 2011

Tale One
One afternoon last week my doorbell rang, which was a surprise, because I wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door and there stood a beautiful young woman with a toddler clinging to her knee, holding a huge platter piled with fresh vegetables. “Hi,” she said, “I’m your next door neighbor and I have a [...]

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Mirepoix Meatloaf Recipe ~ Simple & Easy

March 15, 2011

After writing my post about Leftover Oddments Soup and mentioning the best leftovers possible – meatloaf sandwiches – all of a sudden I just had to make meatloaf. Imagining that sandwich with soft white bread, mayonnaise and a thick slab of meatloaf had me rushing to the market to buy the ingredients. In fact, I [...]

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Chinese Pork and Eggplant Chow

September 17, 2010

I drive five miles to work in the morning and it takes me about a half hour. Today when I was driving home it hit me that there are about 20 Asian restaurants on my route. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean. Los Angeles has such a wonderfully diverse population, there may be a restaurant from [...]

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