Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

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I’m so excited about this salad I’m going to scream. But it’s the dressing I’m most screamy about. Matter of fact, I’m writing Scream part 427 right now, and it’s all about the dressing. Remember at the beginning of the year when I made these Open-Faced Thai Peanut Chicken Sandwiches and I freaked my entire […]

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God Bless ‘Muricuh Roundup!

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I’m not gonna sing. I’m not gonna sing. I’m not gonna sing. I have an idea. What if I sang something NOT patriotic? Like a good ole Wilson Phillips tune? A favorite ’80s sitcom theme song? A nice hum of Claire De Lune? Mmmmmmm mmmmm mmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmm? Yeah that doesn’t work. Fawn, yew gawz. […]

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Bacon Flag Pizza {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

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“Oh, PFLAG. I’m beginning to like the sound of that.” Name that movie. Every time I look at this pizza I think of that quote. And of course it’s then followed by the utter embarrassment of what I’ve actually done here. I mean WHUT is this? I’ll tell you what it is, cheelah face. It’s […]

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Strawberry Pastry Bites

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O BEAUUUUUTIFUL FOR SPAAAACIOUS SKIES, FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAAAAAIN. Oh, hey. I made dessert! But it’s a Bev-style dessert, where there’s no crying or sweating involved. It’s nothing like this grilled sponge cake I had to make for a client yesterday and omgomgomg, I was a hot mess. All the folding of egg whites […]

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BLT Tostadas

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I can’t wait to tell you all about these. But first, an ant just walked across my forehead. Just cruised across my head like it’s backpacking Europe or something. And of course I completely freaked out, feeling the tiny tickle. Because at first I didn’t know what it was! Was it blood trickling down my […]

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Grilled Beef Meatball Subs

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Sometimes I think my brain is lysdexic, because I keep reading this as Grilled Beet Meafball Subs. And it has me wondering, what is a meafball? Do we really want to know? Do we seriously want to pull at that thread? I’m gonna go ahead and step away now. I think it’s the best decision. […]

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Lemon Balm and Crystallized Ginger Granitas

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Summah solllstiiiice, y’aaaaall. Aw, lawwwwd. Time to board those thirsty mouths on the Refreshment Trolley and take a ride! You don’t have to tell anyone I just said that. The other day on the NPRs there was a local story about ice cream vs. frozen yogurt vs. gelato vs. granitas. Which one has the most […]

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Purple Gnocchi with Rosemary Butter

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You bettah believe it. Freaking purple! Well, purple during the making, and grayish in the results. But who cares? We can still call it purple. I had this idea a while back when I bought a bag of purple potatoes for this ridiculous bacon flag pizza I made, but I forgot about it once my […]

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