• Onion Dip

    by  • February 2, 2011


    Who doesn’t love chips and dip?! So good and good for you! Okay, okay, not particularly good for you. But hey, everything in moderation, right? I think the first time I ever had onion dip was at a sleepover at my friend Cynthia’s house. It was made with the soup mix and sour cream...

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    by  • January 20, 2011 • 0 Comments


            Can you tell I’m making up for lost time today??? Yes, I was a serious slacker blogger this past month. And a half. In October we went to Bucerias, which is just north of Puerto Vallarta, in Mexico.             We had lots of fun exploring and trying...

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    Crispy Kale Chips

    by  • January 15, 2011


    Ahhhh, kale. It has spent years as the kinda lame garnish on salad bars nationwide. OR in those super healthy soups that taste like…yuck. There are actually numerous varieties of kale out there and I have to admit, I love them all! They’re fantastic simply sauteed in olive oil with some garlic, lemon juice,...

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    Buttermilk Pancakes

    by  • January 13, 2011


    Years ago when I was working for a local bakery doing R & D work, I had the good fortune of having lunch with a lovely lady; Marion Cunningham. She’s a real gem in the food and recipe writing world. In fact, she wrote “The Fannie Farmer Baking Book” AND the revised edition of...

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    Keeping it real (clean!)

    by  • September 3, 2010

    Spray Bottle

    I was just reading an article about a study/poll taken in the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles County Environmental Health Services has a survey that allows you to “self inspect” your kitchen at home.  Upwards of 87 million cases of food borne illnesses per year occur in the United States. Not good. So...

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