An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary

An (Almost) Classic Bloody Mary - You will flip over the bacon!

My husband's favorite cocktail is a Bloody Mary, and I think it'll pair quite nicely with the Mexican fare we're serving for his birthday dinner.   This is his drink, and honestly I'm not exactly sure what his ingredient list is, or how much of each he uses. This is exactly the sort of recipe that should be made to … [Read more...]

Summer Wrap-Up and Recipes For Your Labor Day Soireé!

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These three boys are responsible for my having a fantastic summer! I can only hope  summer felt longer to my kids than it did for me!  Somehow it flew by.  My boys and I spent most of it just hangin' out together, and cooking on the weekends, of course! So it's time for the last summer BBQ (though there's no rule … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes

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This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it's an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It's all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . .I can't use a tomato without thinking of my dad's tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about -- well, they're just below my mom and their … [Read more...]

My Seven Links

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I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

Eating Gluten-Free in New York (Plus a Very Cute Kitchen Timer!)

Eating Gluten-Free In New York

It's been a very busy cooking weekend for me, but before sharing my recipes, I want to share some quick take-aways from our trip to New York.If you've been keeping up with me, you know my 7-year-old son has Celiac Disease and therefore will be a gluten-free eater for the rest of his life.  The only time I really … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jacaranda Flowers and My Mom’s Meyer Lemonade Recipe

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I absolutely love seeing my mom in her kitchen, working on a project with the antique cooking tools she's collected over the years. The other day my dad brought in a couple dozen lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in the backyard.  My mom's been making lemonade ever since the tree has been producing lemons -- she will … [Read more...]

What To Cook For Father’s Day: A Few Delicious Ideas

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You already know I'm making a super delicious granola for my dad for Father's Day,  but that's his gift, not our Father's Day meal!He'll likely have the granola for a late-night snack!For dinner, I'm thinking we'll have Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak with salad and these oh-so-tasty Smoky Chipotle Parmesan … [Read more...]

Sugar Kiss Melons

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A lot of things happened in my kitchen over the weekend.  And I'll be sharing them all at some point, but today. . . it's all about the Sugar Kiss Melon.My boys wanted sushi for lunch -- a tuna cut-roll to be exact (hold the wasabi).  With no time to make this, I quickly ran to the market.  After I grabbed the … [Read more...]

Camp Blogaway and Watermelon-Lime Mimosa Smoothie Recipe

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Spending a weekend in the mountains with fellow food bloggers at Camp Blogaway has been a real highlight of my year!  It's also part of what led me to this blog, so I don't want to go another day without writing about it!One day in April, I read a great article in the LA Times about Sarah Gim of  TasteSpotting, an … [Read more...]