Category Archives: Bites

Crunchy Like Granola

I go through periods of being cereal obsessed. And my girls are definitely cereal lovers. When given a choice between French toast and cereal the other morning, I had one throw a fit over not having her bowl of goodness. … Continue reading

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Brownies: Part Two or The Ones That Got Me Fired

There is a dark side to brownies. And I don’t just mean chocolate. The brownies for today are as rich and decadent as they are dream killing…no not really. My first job in the “back of the house” that is, … Continue reading

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Brownies: Part One

I’ve been having fun lately reconnecting with old friends through the magic of Facebook. Although I lived in the same town from 3rd grade through high school graduation, I haven’t done a good job of staying in touch with the … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Tuesday: Saag Paneer

It’s hard to live in San Jose and not have a love affair with Indian food. It’s all over. From all over India. And it is very very good. I fell in love with Indian food in my late teens. … Continue reading

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Lemon Bars

I kind of have a black thumb. Maybe not really black, but I tend to plant and forget–until it’s too late. It’s a good thing John really picks up my slack in the gardening arena or we’d have a pretty … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Tuesday: Pork Chili *Almost* Verde

Even the best laid plans can go awry. My plan was to make a big pot of pork chili verde, a mildly spicy pork and tomatillo-based stew. I thought I had the correct ingredients, but it turns out I was … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cornmeal Scones

You know that moment when your mouth/head connection gets going and you want something good to make and eat? And you know just how it should be, so you go looking around for a recipe, certain that someone before you … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Tuesday: Holy Molé

Back when I was in cooking school, I took an amazing food and wine pairing class. It was held during the evening in the main, huge kitchen. We’d team up to tackle a stack of recipes from around the world … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Tuesday: Sloppy Joe’s

A while back we started buying cows. Well, chunks of a cow nicely butchered and vaccu-sealed. We’re not big meat eaters, but I wanted to start eating a better quality meat when we did indulge. So we locally sourced some … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Tuesday: Lamb and Pumpkin Stew

As soon as about mid-September hits I am in the mood for pumpkin. All the way through spring, I can not get enough of the glowing orange squash. We have the regular preparations: cookies, breads, pie (of course) but my … Continue reading

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