Roasted Cauliflower With Annato Seed Oil

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Rosh Hashanah begins this Wednesday, September 28th, and my husband's birthday is the 29th.  I'll be celebrating both with some "small plates" and a gluten-free birthday cake!  Quite a combination, I know.In the food and restaurant world, "small plates" are essentially mini-dishes on small plates.  The idea is that … [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...]

A July 4th Recipe! Pomegranate Berry Popsicles and Cocktails

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I've just about survived our first week of summer. I've only signed my boys up for a couple weeks of camp here and there, but for the most part, they'll be hanging with me.I think that it's so important for me to soak them up while I can.  I know it's a cliche, but . . . it all goes by so fast! My five-year-old has … [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...]

Father’s Day Granola Recipe

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Father's Day is this Sunday! And while most of us associate Father’s Day with grilling on the barbecue, I think of granola. You see, my own dad loves granola.  So much so that at dessert time, he’ll pass on cookies and ice-cream and opt for a big bowl of granola instead.  And if my dad is ever caught having a … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Bougeanvilla and Grilled Mediterranean Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

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Here are just a few of my many highlights this week: Today my 5-year-old son said, "Mommy, you're the kissing girl -- everyone around you has to kiss you," and then he did. My 7-year old son performed in a school concert a couple nights ago.  I could barely see his newly buzzed head and his sweet face behind his … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon-Asparagus Breakfast Pizza Recipe

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Brunch is my favorite meal. I've always loved it.Brunch happens all too rarely.  It really can't take place on workdays, school days, or "normal" days.  Brunch is special -- reserved for vacations, holidays, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, and anniversaries.   So naturally, I associate brunch … [Read more...]

Miso Marinated Black Cod Recipe with Bok Choy-Pepper Stir Fry

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So here it is:  the dinner I served for my dad's birthday.(That dinner was capped off with my Espresso Ice-Cream Pie.)This dish really is something special.  While the marinade is amazing and definitely adds incredible flavor, I have to tell you that black cod is simply a special fish on its own.  It's mild, … [Read more...]

Plantain-Picadillo Empenada Recipe

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This recipe is insanely delicious. Really and truly delicious! (You'll learn I don't hold back when I like something.)  I love Latin flavors and I cooked up a storm for Cinco de Mayo this year.This Picadillo recipe was the hit of the night. And I must say, the sweet plantain "dough" is brilliant!  (Wish that had … [Read more...]