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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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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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Mint, Coriander and Honey Kebabs

by Nancy Buchanan on June 10, 2014

I am a little embarrassed to admit this but I have a crush… a food crush to be exact. And who is the object of said crush??  Yottam Ottolenghi, the genius behind the eponymous food […]

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Lemongrass Ginger Cooler

by Nancy Buchanan on June 2, 2014

Sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami -  otherwise known as the 5 basic “tastes”  and the foundations of flavor. Although it’s  technically not a “taste” I would add one more – “spicy” or “heat” – […]

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Indian Chickpea Fries with Smoky Date Not Ketchup

by Nancy Buchanan on April 6, 2014

  I have amazingly talented friends – some are photographers, fabulous food writers, bakers, food stylists…. and now product developers! My friend, Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen has recently launched a line of sauces called […]

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Pixie Tangerine Mojo

by Nancy Buchanan on April 2, 2014

They’re here!!!! They’re here!!! Pixie Tangerines from Ojai are here!!! These bright, sweet little orbs of tangerine deliciousness have arrived in markets – and they are bigger, sweeter and better than ever this year due […]

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Baked Alaska

by Nancy Buchanan on February 10, 2014

There is no question about it… my pants are tighter than they were 4 months ago. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in Italy and the Superbowl it has been one long food fest here […]

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