From the category archives:


Tomato Bruschetta

July 12, 2012

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

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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Hard-Cooked Eggs on Toast with Béchamel Sauce

December 9, 2011

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

September 4, 2011

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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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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Holiday Sweet Potato and Turkey Empanadas from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

January 19, 2011

The Holiday Harvest Afternoon Tea at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen was a cornucopia of six delicious dishes that could be prepared for your own holiday gatherings. It started off with Spirited Fruit and Cheese Hors d’Oeuvres, Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, and Savory Green Onion Scones. Then when our taste buds were all tingly with anticipation, [...]

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Garlic Buttered Crostini with Rustic Kale Pesto

November 1, 2010

If you like garlic, this is the food of the Garlic Gods. I adore garlic, so when I eat these garlic-butter-slathered toasted crostini liberally spread with the garlic-y kale and olive oil pesto, I am transported to heaven. Every time I make this, that first bite stops me in my tracks, as I savor the [...]

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Rosti Tuscan Kitchen and a Pizza Competition

October 7, 2010

Recently I received an invitation to join in a visit to Rosti Tuscan Kitchen in Encino, CA, along with ten other LA food bloggers, for a pizza-making competition. The invite said Rosti would provide the rolled-out dough and a slew of farm-fresh ingredients, and we’d each get to make our own fabulous pizza creations. These [...]

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Mushroom and Spinach Quiche with Shredded Potato Crust and the Top 10 Googled Recipes

September 4, 2010

If you have been following along with me, you know I am fascinated with the search engine terms people use to get to my blog. So the other day I asked Google what the most googled food recipes are. Apparently there aren’t any lists compiled for 2010 yet, but there were several lists for 2009 [...]

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Spinach & Feta Quiche with Kalamata Olive Tapenade and the Food Bloggers LA July Meeting

July 31, 2010

Last Saturday the FBLA (Food Bloggers Los Angeles) group got together to eat, talk and discuss. It is so much fun to be with this group and just talk about food blogging, and nobody thinks you’re boring or crazy. Everyone brought food for the buffet, and it was a delicious spread. I brought the Spinach [...]

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Wisconsin Farmhouse Gooey Cheddar Bread from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

June 22, 2010

A Patriotic Family Picnic was the theme last Saturday for the cooking class at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach. Grace-Marie said she wanted to choose recipes from the four corners of our country, so we had the pleasure of Wisconsin Farmhouse Gooey Cheddar Bread, California Coast Grilled Vege Picnic Salad, Alabama Back [...]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Provolone Sandwiches

June 17, 2010

I don’t usually take a photo of what I eat for lunch, because it’s probably pretty pedestrian. A bowl of soup, a container from the freezer heated up, Burger King. The other day I was going through the freezer and I found some corndogs. Had a couple with Frenches mustard. They  were ok. But today..oh [...]

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