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Hatch Chile and Corn Fritters

by Nancy Buchanan on August 25, 2014

They’re here!!!! They’re here!!!!  Like a kid at Christmas I anxiously await the arrival of Hatch chiles to Southern California. So, when Melissas Produce graciously sent me a couple of bags I got to work […]

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Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake

by Nancy Buchanan on August 8, 2014

It isn’t pretty. In fact, in the pantheon of beautiful desserts, this Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake wouldn’t even crack the top 100…  or maybe even 500. But as they say, “looks can be deceiving” – […]

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Grilled Asian Pineapple Salsa

by Nancy Buchanan on August 6, 2014

My poor grill. During the summer, my grill rarely gets a night off – just about anything and everything gets thrown on there for dinner – salads, chicken, fish, burgers, steaksand even dessert have all […]

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Plumcot Tipsy Trifle

by Nancy Buchanan on August 1, 2014

I was going to say that I’ve got another “lazy” dessert for you – but my friend Jane over at The Heritage Cook said that I was just being “smart”- so today I’ve got a”smart” […]

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Fresh Fruit Cake

by Nancy Buchanan on July 25, 2014

People who know me  probably would be shocked to hear this – I think – but I’m lazy. Yup – if there is an easy way to do something, I am all over it. Especially […]

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Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls

by Nancy Buchanan on July 17, 2014

I’ve probably said it before, but I truly love what I do.  I love meeting people as  crazy passionate about food as I am. So, when Melissa’s Produce invited me to the  launch party for […]

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Tri Tip Salad with Bloody Mary Salsa

by Nancy Buchanan on July 9, 2014

 My grill has been working overtime this summer, has yours?  Lately, I’ve been throwing anything and everything on the grill and so I am always trying to come up with new dishes . With three […]

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Zucchini Bruschetta with Pepper Relish

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by Nancy Buchanan on July 2, 2014

A couple of week’s ago, I posted this Lemongrass and Pepper Cooler from Melissa’s Produce new  book, The Pepper Cookbook! Leafing through the pages  of  The Pepper Cookbook started the creative juices flowing.. and the […]

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Lychee Cosmopolitan

by Nancy Buchanan on June 20, 2014

Nope, there isn’t a drop of cranberry juice in this cocktail – so, just wanted to put that out there first thing.  So, how in the world can I possibly classify this Lychee Cosmopolitan as […]

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