Smoky Tomato Fish Stew

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I want to clarify something . . .  comfort foods do not have to be rich and heavy! Comfort foods can also be light, refreshing, and healthy!  No question about it! My comfort food of choice varies from day to day really.  One day, my comfort food could be a super yummy salad, the next […]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party!

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People ask me for catering recommendations all the time. I always say the same thing — Garrick & Miller Fine Catering (mrsjam30@aol.com)!  Always! Their food is unbelievably delicious and simply beautiful.  And they happen to be two of the loveliest people I know! While Grrick & Miller cater all types of parties, their specialty is […]

Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croustades

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You know that I eat Nutella right out of the jar?  Well, I also eat Tomato-Rosemary Confit out of the jar!  It’s absolutely divine (and an obviously healthier choice — though I’m not giving the former up)!  by

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey

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As you know from yesterday’s Cornbread Stuffing recipe, Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food memories for me — and it happens to be my favorite holiday!  After all, it’s all about food! I go nuts with the turkey, and I love the entire process.  If time permits,  I highly recommend brining your turkey.  Brining will […]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple-Sweet Potato Soup with Shallot “Croutons”

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I was thrilled when my friend Cathy of What Would Cathy Eat invited me to participate in her Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge! Cathy’s challenge is all about making an amazingly delicious Thanksgiving feast, without a lot of fat and salt. I did it!  Well, not the whole feast, but a delicious first course of Apple Yam […]

Friday Flowers: Mexican Sage and Herbs de Provence Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

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It doesn’t get much better than braising and roasting in the fall and winter. (Yes, even here in Los Angeles!)  The cooking is just as comforting as the meal. How good does it sound to spend a weekend day at home cooking?  Maybe friends and family are around — or maybe you’re alone, and they’ll […]

Rosemary Honey Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Good things come in small packages.  That’s what I’ve always been told, and that’s what my kids will always be told, too.  (I’m 5-feet, 1-3/4-inches on my tippy-toes.) Coincidentally, I love small plates and little bites.  I absolutely love a ton of flavor, perfect textures, and cuteness packed into one delicious bite.  This is why […]

Friday Flowers: Lavender! Lavender Rosemary Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

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Ahh, it’s Friday.  Friday Flowers, no less!  Don’t know about you, but pretty flowers and good food are just what I need.  My boys are back in school this week, and I think the transition away from summer has exhausted me — more than them!  (I’ll tell you, having a batch of the Café Con […]

Grilled Mediterranean Burger Recipe

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As promised. . . here is the meat for your BBQ! The days of summer are winding down, and I want to soak them up.  I want to relish the time with my kids, friends, family, and of course . . . yummy food! It doesn’t get much better than a great burger!  A big, […]

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 […]

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