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Prosciutto and Fig!

Prosciutto and Fig!

I recently started a new work schedule allowing more time in the afternoons to plan, shop and prep for meals. Amongst other things. Like afternoon naps. 🙂  If there is a drawback to my new schedule it would be the ability to catch my top 3 Food Network ladies – Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa and Giada. Generally this wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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“Beet It” Salad!

“Beet It” Salad!

Another Instagram inspired dish, “Beet It” Salad, roasted beets with goat cheese and fresh parsley. Although I’m not much a fan of goat cheese, the creamy richness of the cheese is a must with this salad. Absolutely divine. Especially when served warm. But this salad is just as yummy cold. 🙂 “Beet It” Salad Fresh Beets … Continue reading

Morimoto Napa

Morimoto Napa

I enjoyed a wonderful day in the Napa Valley with my friend Tina yesterday afternoon. We started our adventure at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone where we attended a cooking demo by the talented Chef Bobby Childs.  Chef Childs served up our Goat Cheese stuffed Turkey Sliders and Red Pepper-Apricot Relish with a … Continue reading

Savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti!

Savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti!

Yep, that’s right, I said savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti! It’s hard to think about biscotti being anything other than a sweet hard cookie, sometimes dipped in chocolate and often enjoyed dipped in tea or coffee. If you can wrap your mind around the thought of biscotti being savory, this delicious cookie is for … Continue reading

Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

It’s a rare occasion that I have a full Sunday to myself. A Sunday that doesn’t involve at minimum, an hour and a half drive. A Sunday where  I have the whole day to fill it with anything I choose. Of course as soon as I do have a day to myself, what do I … Continue reading

Elote!

Elote!

~*~ Happy 4th of July!!! ~*~  What a wonderfully relaxing day it’s been!! It’s so very nice to take it easy and just chill!  🙂  Growing up in a county where fireworks were always illegal, it was quite a shock to move to a city where they were very much legal. I’ll never forget my first … Continue reading

Roasted Artichokes

Roasted Artichokes

Another Instagram inspired meal, Roasted Artichokes! I had a pretty rough weekend which felt much longer than it really was. I didn’t have much of an appetite most of the weekend, which is telling in of itself. Come Sunday evening I was yearning for something tasty and hearty, but it had to be something easy … Continue reading

Homemade Chex Mix!

Homemade Chex Mix!

If they aren’t out already, kids everywhere are nearing their last few days of the 2011/2012 school year.  Except for those poor kids on a year-round schedule.  Sorry kids, you’ve been robbed of a true summer!  Make it a healthy summer-break, stock up on crunchy and chewy savory, sweet and savory-sweet snacks that are a yummy alternative … Continue reading

Roasted Avocado!? Sure, why not!!

Roasted Avocado!? Sure, why not!!

If you have an iPhone or an Android phone and aren’t using Instagram, why the hell not!? Instagram (aka IG) is a photo editing and sharing application. Via IG, you can post photo’s with captions describing your picture and add hashtags to post them on other pages. One of my favorite hashtags is #foodporn.  It’s used … Continue reading

Deviled Eggs!

Deviled Eggs!

In addition to chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, malt balls and colorful jelly beans, when I think of Easter I think of deviled eggs! What better use for those beautifully dyed and decorated eggs strategically hidden by the Easter Bunny in tall grass, flower pots, within shoes and teetering on tree branches. I mean really, what is … Continue reading