Jamie’s Home, Doing the Mango Tango

Hello friends!! Jamie here from the good ‘ol peach state. Yup, I have now moved even farther away and further south (metaphorically) from The Bay.  The deep south is definitely different than Texas.  I mean, Texas isn’t part of the south. Texas is Texas. Home of brisket, football, and deep fried butter. Ironically, the first…

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52 Ways to Have Your Salad

Slip out the bowl Joe, toss some new greens, Jean…just get yourself free..to make some satisfying salads.  After quite the wait I received a copy of Food 52 Mighty Salads from Blogging for Books.  I flipped through the book and with my trusty pad of post it notes tagged quite a few recipes I wanted…

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emBOSSed Grahams

I love graham crackers and recently shared the recipe to make homemade grammies .  Easy and infinitely better than the blue box of cookies that shall not be named.  Well, I got my embossed rolling pin. Check out my fancy schmancy graham crackers.  Takes these bad boys to a whole new level. I found embossed…

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Eat, Sweat, Love Atlanta Part 1

Jamie is working in Atlanta for the summer so we packed our bags and headed out to see her and visit yet another great city in the South. We booked an AirBnB in downtown Atlanta, 6 eagerly anticipated vacation days…that is until we glanced at Weather.com, 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity. Ugh.  When…

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TGI Friday: Dinner and A Movie (Picadillo)

Do you remember TBS’s Dinner and A Movie Night on Friday nights?  During each commercial break hosts Paul and Janet and their resident chef would prep and cook a dish that thematically went along with the movie being aired (prime example-Russell’s Mussels for the movie Gladiator).  Silly banter, fun factoids about the movie and cooking…

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A-Looo? Anybody there? It’s Gobi time! (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

Do you remember Bend It Like Beckham?  A little movie about soccer and following your dreams that launched a couple of careers (Kira Knightly for one) and was a sleeper hit.  Though a certified sports nut I really loved the scenes of the family gatherings and delicious food.  It reminds me of my own crazy…

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Love Letter to Rice (Garlic Rice)

On one of our weekend food treks, hubby and I headed to East San Jose in search of egg rolls and banh mi. Right in front of the entrance to the market was a display of different dried pastas on sale including tiny little pasta shaped like letters. Woohoo!  Haven’t seen pasta letters in ages….

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Thai-rrific Noodles

My hubby has a certain MO when it comes to food.  Over the years he has become a much more adventurous eater but for the most part he sticks to what he likes and when he likes something, he will eat it all the time.  Well, not all the time but pretty darn regularly.  I…

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Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the variety of greens and tomatoes are mind boggling, every where…

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That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

Jamie is in Atlanta for the summer working but fortunately she will be coming home for a couple of weeks.  I miss my Happy Hour buddy.  We both agree happy hours are the best of all worlds.  It’s much more relaxed than throwing a dinner party. People come and go as they please and help…

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Gone Bakin’ (Blueberry Boy Bait)

After being on a roll for a couple of weeks I found myself with blogger’s block.  I perused magazines, poured over cookbooks and surfed food blogs looking for inspiration.  Nothing, zippo, nada, zilch, appealed..how could that be? I usually have more than a few recipes tucked away in the back of my mind that I want to try…

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