Meyer Lemon Basil Pizza Recipe

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Back in the day, I used to subscribe to at least four food magazines at a time.  (The day in question here was when I was single, had no kids, no pets, and had a whole lot of reading time.)I'd spend hours and hours reading my magazines -- learning, taking notes, adding book marks, and getting culinary … [Read more...]

Grilled Romaine Anchovy Salad Recipe

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I have to admit that sometimes I'm disappointed when someone doesn't like an ingredient that I find delicious.I remember someone I met who didn't like coffee, chocolate, or peanut butter.  I mean, seriously?!  How could that person be trusted?!  (And it turned out, he couldn't be!) On the other hand, my good … [Read more...]

Roasted Poblano Guacamole Recipe

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Do you ever wake up with a particular ingredient on your mind? One that you must run out and buy immediately?  (Or in my case, have your husband run out for immediately -- because you'd rather stay at home with a new puppy and two cute boys!)Welcome to my Sunday morning and poblano peppers! Also, I know I my … [Read more...]

Avocado Carpaccio Recipe

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Wanna know a crazy little secret about me?As a kid, I hated avocados.  I mean take-them-out-of-the-salad-and-hide-them-in-my-napkin kind of hate.  Like I said, crazy!I mention this embarrassing culinary fact about me simply because of the irony.  You see, today I absolutely, positively, without question, think … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe

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For months I've been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant!Inspired by Greg's salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious and as … [Read more...]

Candied Citrus Peels

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You never know when you might wish you had a jar of candied citrus peels in your pantry. Really!  They're a fantastic addition to cookies, muffins, cakes, and even your hot cup of tea!It's the perfect, somewhat mindless weekend cooking project.  After just a few minutes of work, the peels simply hang out on the … [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...]