To BBQ Or Bake That Is The Question (Miso Honey Ribs)

The kids were home for about a week but we were so busy running around we never got around to our annual summer burger cook-off.  Disappointing but little did I know the chance to flex my culinary muscle would happen anyways.  Each year Saveur magazine’s presents awards for the Best Food Blog. While perusing the…

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Happy Dance in my Mouth-Middle Eastern Herb & Garlic Chicken

It has been a little while since I posted Ottolenghi’s recipe for Turkey Zucchini Burgers.  A flavor packed dish that uses both fresh and dried herbs not usually found in my kitchen.  Tangy sumac, refreshing mint, thyme and parsley,  a welcome addition to my familiar repertoire of flavors.  Now my only problem is… I need more recipes that use…

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The Great Burger Cook-off

It started last year when Jamie’s friend Sam came from Houston for a visit.   The gauntlet was thrown down when Sam casually remarked one day, “I make a mean burger”.  Oh really?  Caught up in the competitive spirit as the Warriors were playing the Rockets at the time it was….GAME ON for the best…

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Grillin’ and Chillin’ (Vietnamese Grilled Chicken)

Summer!  Time to fire up the grill and take the cooking outdoors.  You will actually find us in our backyard cooking quite a bit and not just during the summer. Yes, we are that family that uses the barbecue at Thanksgiving or before the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day.  While much of the country is…

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Corn Porn (Sweet Corn Pesto with Pappardelle and Zucchini)

Ha, bet that got your attention!  It was a bit sneaky and underhanded but I think you will thank me in the end.  Summer means fresh corn on the cob.  For as long as I can remember we have been cooking our corn in a pot of water.  A dash of sugar, a splash of…

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Sure Thing Wings

Our original novice women’s group got together the other night. Four of us are still rowing but the others have since moved on to other sports or endeavors. I can’t imagine why, doesn’t everyone love getting up at the crack of dawn four days a week?  We met at Moultrup’s house, Gidge, 2-seat, Snookies, Way-way,…

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