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Pork and Shrimp Potstickers


Friday evening my husband skipped through the front door with a grin on his face the size of Delaware and an obscenely large new toy in his grip. He had just purchased . . . a mountain bike. Lord help me. You see, he just started training for an Xterra triathlon next summer, and has […]

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Pork Chooops and Cherry Sauuuuuce


Okay, I know that’s not the way it goes, but doesn’t it just bring you back? Back to a simpler time? Back when a delicate sneeze would keep you home from school? Back when we were told a thousand times not to play ball in the house. Back when we learned valuable lessons about what […]

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Thai Pork Salad with Cellophane Noodles


I’m feeling good. My house is clean. Our trees are trimmed. My hair is brushed. There’s a 60% chance of rain tonight. This calls for champagne! For the rain chances you guys, not my brushed hair. Well, actually…..never mind. Anyway, Matthew Collins came over today for round deux of the Great Food Shooting Campaign Celebration […]

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Quick Spaghetti with a Fresh Tomato Sauce


You guys, it’s so hot here that when I went outside to check on the garden this morning, at least 15 ripe tomatoes had their sad little viney hands reaching up to me, begging through tears to be picked and taken indoors to a cooler, safer world. One plant even had a little boombox busting […]

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New Potatoes with Onions and Sausage


Over the weekend I met a girlfriend at her pool in an attempt to bring my body temperature down to a more tolerable degree. After a quick dip in the blue tub of serenity, we hopped out, set up camp on 2 lounge chairs and started to catch up. The only problem was that I […]

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Curtis Stone Hates Me.


Earlier this spring I became quickly obsessed with an old TLC show, “Take Home Chef.” We don’t have cable, so once I discovered the show in my Netflix streaming, I clicked play, and we fell in love. It had NOTHING to do with the cute host from Australia, Curtis Stone. Absolutely nothing. His tagline at […]

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Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup


With the spring temperatures taking a mini-vacation and steady rain showers passing through the metro, (that’s what they call it on the local news) I found myself digging out my warmest yoga pants, my newest novel and a cozy spot on the couch with my sweet pup. Well, she was only sweet after I freaked […]

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Thai Pork Salad with Cellophane Noodles


It’s Oscar night! The red carpet is littered with the rich and famous, dressed to the nine in the finest gowns and tuxes. I look pretty good, too. I’m lounged on my red sofa, wearing some designer (read: tattered) yoga pants from 1997, and my hair is in a most elegant (read: ratty) low bun […]

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A Little Story, of Failure


Per the request of an old friend from high school, (hi Karen!) I will share with you one of my most epic kitchen fails. Please don’t delete my blog from your RSS after this post. Are you impressed that I know what RSS is? It was probably two or three Thanksgivings ago when our besties […]

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I Love Tacos. Too Much.


I really, really love tacos. I could eat them at any time, in any form. My friends laugh at me because when it comes to grabbing a bite, I always say, “We could get a taco!” When it’s time to meal plan, don’t put it past me to have some sort of taco included in […]

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