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Thai Pork Salad with Cellophane Noodles

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Brats In December. Why Not?

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  I realize it’s December and we’re supposed to be eating casseroles and holiday cookies and drinking eggnog. I know. And I try. But this summer Aaron surprised me with dinner one evening and I’ve not been able to get the meal out of my mind. I’ve asked him a bazillion times since then to […]

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Tex-Mex Pork, Y’all

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This weekend was fantastic. From getting massages, to Aaron making the best pizza known to man, to attending a fabulous party yesterday with great friends, I’m satisfied. Oh and I got 2 new cooking magazines in the mail. That sealed the deal for what I call an excellent weekend. Now it’s time to press the […]

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