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Asian Grilled Steak Salad

4 comments August 12, 2013

Apparently I like cleaning my outdoor grill about as much as I like cleaning my oven (otherwise known as almost never) – because I had another gas fire while grilling […]

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Applebee’s Asian Chicken Salad (copycat recipe)

14 comments June 19, 2013

We haven’t had a vacation in nine years, friends. Nine years! We were plagued with one hiccup after another. But we finally got away last week. And we couldn’t have […]

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Turkey and Cranberry Salad with Toasted Pecans and Smoked Gouda

8 comments June 11, 2013

When I get a new cookbook to check out, secretly I’m sort of hoping it won’t be very good. I’m running out of shelf space, and this way I wouldn’t […]

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Chef Fabio Viviani: the interview (Q&A), his Dead Ricotta in the Garden (recipe), and Fabio’s Italian Kitchen Cookbook (Giveaway)

48 comments April 15, 2013

So, apparently it’s not enough that Fabio Viviani is attractive, charming, and can cook like a badass. But he happens to be funny, too. I had the pleasure of getting […]

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Texas Caviar

4 comments January 14, 2013

Winter foods are so comforting. But they also tend to be heavy. They make me sleeeeepy. I’m really trying to get my portion control in check, and also eat lighter. […]

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Heirloom Tomato Beet Salad

7 comments September 18, 2012

As much as I’ve urged Fall to get here, it remains so stinkin’ hot where I am. So I am still eating things that require little use of my oven. […]

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Toasted Orzo and Chickpea Salad

22 comments September 4, 2012

The world can always use more girl power, so I’m excited that my friend Jenna from Jenna’s Everything Blog will be helping out with that. She and her husband are […]

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Slacker Sushi Bowls

60 comments May 22, 2012

Some things about my kids just make perfect sense. Like how they were both early talkers, not shy, athletic, and high…HIGH…energy. That apple really doesn’t fall from the tree. And […]

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Spiced Raisin Pearl Couscous

17 comments April 10, 2012

Last week, I did something unprecedented. Mind blowing. Shocking. Life changing. I walked into a Trader Joe’s for the very first time.

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Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

16 comments November 15, 2011

For all of you eye-rollers who grew tired of me writing about my non-fussy, advanced-eating, miniature-foodie daughter, here is your ultimate revenge. Me bitching about her vegetable-hating, picky-eating, candy-obsessed little […]

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Toasted Quinoa Salad With Cumin-Lime Dressing

19 comments August 9, 2011

Holy knights of Columbus, we are all moved in. Can I get a heck ya?! Of course, when I say we’re “all moved in,” that means our furniture is in […]

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Cherry Tomato Orzo Salad

18 comments July 14, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I had a dream about Drew Carey. Girthy Drew Carey, not emaciated Drew Carey. He was babysitting the kids and trying to teach them how […]

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Strawberry-Nectarine Bruschetta

30 comments June 21, 2011

Trevor: What are you making, Mom? Me: Something called Bruschetta, with strawberries and nectarines. Trevor: Oh, I love strawberries and nectarines. Me: I know you do.

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A Road Trip, My Friend Melissa, and Tabbouleh

26 comments May 24, 2011

Some people are worth a really long car drive. Some people are worth leaving your kids for the very first time. Some people get you so excited that you actually […]

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Southwestern Salad

18 comments April 19, 2010

Just three weeks ago, in Minnesota, our entryway was filled with jackets, scarves, gloves, and snow boots. Now in California, my kids have spent the last two days lacquered with […]

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Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps

20 comments September 28, 2009

I know a lot of people are excited for the Fall season; thinking about soups and stews and casseroles, oh my. Not me. I am in complete denial. It’s not […]

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Turning Chicken Shit Into Chicken Salad

29 comments September 14, 2009

Paul and I are smart people. Really we are. Although some of our decisions in the last five years would suggest otherwise. Like when we both thought filling out an […]

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Eggplant and Basil with Israeli Couscous

27 comments September 2, 2009

Other than a particular dip that my mom makes with onion, garlic, and roasted eggplant, I’ve never been a fan of the purple vegetable. And who knows – maybe all […]

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Beet and Cucumber Salad

19 comments August 12, 2009

Four people – not one, but four (!) – asked me this week for suggestions on what to do with their garden cucumbers. It’s an item that I would love […]