Lazy Dog Cafe – Nothing Lazy about it!

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Recently, I was invited by  Frank Groff, Inc. to attend the pre grand opening party of the newest Lazy Dog Cafe in Cerritos, Ca.  So, Saturday night  my husband and I drove up to Cerritos […]

Turkey Kibbe Kebabs

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This week I’ve been noshing on  the  perfect Herb Hummus which put me in the mood for middle eastern inspired food. I’ve had this recipe for  Turkey Kibbe Kebabs bookmarked for several years and decided […]

Herb Hummus – the perfect recipe

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And I don’t say that lightly. I am somewhat of a  hummus officionado, having first tried it years ago in a Vegetarian cooking class and found it’s earthy and slightly tart taste addictive.  I  frequently […]

Strawberry and Lemon Trifle

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Along with the Superbowl, the Oscars are a uniquely American Event. Some years we tune in for the films, cheering on our favorite movie just  as we cheer on our favorite team  during the Superbowl. […]

Apricot Glazed Chicken with Cranberry Rice Pilaf

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QVC channel? No interest. Nordstrom’s half yearly sale? Oh please… I avoid it like the plague.  But put me into a grocery store and it’s all over – I have no willpower. None. Something interesting […]

Grilled Pear Salad with Honey and Blue Cheese

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This past weekend I got to do one of my favorite things.. hang out with chefs, bloggers, food writers  and people who love food as much as I do!!! The occasion? A book signing and […]

White Bean Chowder

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We interrupt our normally scheduled programming to bring you “Soup-a-palooza”!!! The brainchild of Kristen at Dine and Dish and Cheryl at Tidy Mom, today is the day we are celebrating soup – and hopefully win […]

Sundried Tomato and Cheese Scones

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Thoughts on Love and a Food Photography Shootout Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the day we celebrate romantic love – but I think that’s a bit too narrow a definition for Valentines Day, don’t you? […]

Chocolate and Orange Chiffon Cake

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I am going rogue. This Valentine’s there won’t be any rich, decadent and intense chocolate desserts to finish off the evening – I honestly don’t think I could manage it after feasting on this luscious […]