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Side Dishes

Grilled Tomatoes with Red Yuzu Kosho and Sansho

July 11, 2013

Ok, so you were intrigued with my Grilled Scallops with Red Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette, had to make them, acquired both red and green yuzu kosho and made the recipe. Yea! But now you have the rest of the jar of that red stuff and are wondering what to do with it. Well, here is [...]

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Spinach Spaetzle & Butternut Squash Casserole From Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

May 1, 2013

Last October I wrote about a Kitchen Casserole Class at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen and gave you the recipe for Reisling Chicken and Mushroom Casserole. The accompanying dish was this Spinach Spaetzle & Butternut Squash Casserole, which looked so beautiful on the plate and tasted really splendid.

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Gaufrette Potato Crisps & Traina Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup

March 31, 2013

Do you have a person in your life who asks what you want for Christmas, and no matter how obscure the item, goes out and ruthlessly discovers it, no matter how long it takes or what it costs? Well, that is the perfect description of my sister-in-law, Ann. I think she really enjoys the hunt [...]

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Cheddar & Bacon Biscuits

November 28, 2012

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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How I Make My Turkey Gravy

November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you have a great Turkey Day, complete with Family, Friends and your favorite Holiday Food. I am going to be making a turkey, turkey gravy, mashed parsnip potatoes, broiled parmesan broccoli, greenbeans with red grapes and persillade, and that standby: canned jellied cranberries. I have already made my Shrimp & [...]

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Shrimp & Ham Cornbread Stuffing

November 15, 2012

Ok, so you are immediately scratching your head, wondering what in the heck is going on with these photographs, right? I am in the middle of a nightmare over here. I got a new computer with Windows 7 and I couldn’t get my Photoshop Elements 7 to work correctly with it. Something about 64 bit [...]

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

November 6, 2012

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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Mushroom Stuffed Duchesse Potato Skins

October 12, 2012

Today is October 12th. That means in a couple of days it will be Halloween and a couple of days after that, Thanksgiving, and a couple of days after that, Christmas. Time flies, doesn’t it?
So I was thinking about what to cook for the holidays, especially appetizers. I like them because I can make a [...]

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Parmesan Panko Zucchini Fries

September 29, 2012

One of the first restaurants I went to when I moved to California in 1972 was The Kettle in downtown Manhattan Beach. My friend who took me there insisted we order their Zucchini Sticks, because they were fabulous dipped in Ranch Dressing. The Kettle is still there, 39 years later, and guess what? Zucchini Sticks [...]

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Tomato & Zucchini Tian

August 12, 2012

Today I went to the monthly meeting of my Food Bloggers Los Angeles group and the theme of our potluck was Tomatoes and Zucchini. Timely, I hope. I will be writing a separate post about all the great dishes we brought, with photos and links to the recipes.
I brought this Tomato and Zucchini Tian to [...]

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Grilled Zucchini & Anchovy Garlic Caper Sauce

July 14, 2012

It’s that time of year, when the abundance of zucchini begins to appear. My readers are searching my site for zucchini recipes, so I would like to add another for your review. And by the way, if anyone has zucchini they want to anonymously leave on my doorstep, I live in Torrance, California. This [...]

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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

June 27, 2012

I am so excited to be making Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with blossoms from my own garden! The garden babies are no longer babes, but full grown and pumping out those big orangy-yellow beauties. As you can see in the photo above, the colors are stunning and the engineering of the curves is amazing. I [...]

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Black Rice, Butternut Squash, Orange & Cashew Salad and Two Science Experiments

June 18, 2012

Last week I noticed Black Rice had appeared at my Ralphs Market for the first time and was totally intrigued, so I bought some. This Black Rice Salad was a great recipe to try it in and a perfect chance for me to use some of the green onions I have been growing on my [...]

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Mango & Chicken Kabobs with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce and Green Tomatillo Rice

May 28, 2012

For my Mango Madness #4, I present Mango & Chicken Kabobs with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce and Green Tomatillo Rice. This would be perfect for your Memorial Day backyard party cooking on the grill. Or in the middle of winter when you need a reminder of summer and you can roast the kabobs in the [...]

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Cauliflower Steak with Mushrooms & Hee Hee

February 15, 2012

Ok, let’s get the obvious out of the way first: what in the heck is Hee Hee? I first learned about Hee Hee when I was watching Mario Batali give a cooking demonstration on YouTube. Hee Hee is that little salad garnish he puts on top of the food that makes it look more interesting [...]

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