Shirred Eggs

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The weather is warming up and flowers are starting to bloom – spring is in the air and that means  – celebrations!!!! Easter, Passover, baby showers, wedding showers and high school and college graduations are […]

Melissa’s Tour

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You are never to old to go on a field trip and this week, I got to go on one to Melissa’s Produce in Los Angeles, Ca.  The tour and lunch was arranged by the […]

Berry Cobbler

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As I was saying last week, the calendar may say  “spring” but if you  look around your local market it seems that the fruits and vegetables haven’t gotten the memo. That said, there are ways […]

Green Goddess Dressing

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The weather may not look like it, but according to the calendar (and our inner clocks) Spring has arrived!!! Emerging from our winter hibernation, we crave fresh flavors. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, […]

Cider Vinegar Braised Chicken with Carrots and Noodles

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Phew. It’s been an exhausting few weeks. Between school, work, the boys La Crosse schedules and my volunteer activities, “crazy” has taken on a  whole new meaning. Add to that the depressing and devastating news […]

Irish Boxty – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! St. Patrick’s Day Blessings on you! Being half Irish, my family always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.   We would get together with various aunts, uncles and cousins and celebrate our Irish […]

Irish Brown Bread

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This past summer I completed another item on my “bucket list” – I went to Ireland. And I fell in love. I fell in love with the scenery, with the music, with the food.. and […]

Chocolate and Caramel Slice Bars

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A couple of weeks ago, in my post on Apricot Chicken with Cranberry Rice Pilaf, I confessed one of my deepest, darkest secrets – my penchant for buying new and unusual ingredients at the grocery […]

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 […]