French Fry Frittata Recipe with Chipotle Chorizo Sauce

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Do you remember when we made Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries?I sure do!Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they kind of put me on the map!  The food blog map that is!  I'm very grateful to those tasty fries!You know by now that chipotles are one of my favorite ingredients, and I love developing … [Read more...]

Chicken Sausage Cassoulet Recipe

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In almost every situation -- be it a movie, a quick coffee, or a party -- I don't like to exclude anyone who might want to join in.So, if you're a meat eater, I certainly hope you didn't think for a moment that I'd leave you out of our cassoulet indulgence!Sure, the Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe we made yesterday … [Read more...]

Wine Marinated Grapes

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Simple, gorgeous, and utterly delicious.  That's what's going on here, my friends!I am so excited about these grapes -- and creating this recipe was a wonderful culinary experiment. A few important tips before we dive in: First, heating the marinade before adding the grapes greatly intensifies the flavor. Two, the … [Read more...]

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 it could be a spicy noodle … [Read more...]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party – 2011

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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 … [Read more...]

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)!Sweet and savory, rich and full of flavor -- these oven roasted tomatoes are amazing! This is the perfect way … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey - truly AMAZING!

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 come around to eat … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]