Recipes

Pork and Tomatillo Stew

October 17, 2017 Main Meals

PorkTomatilloSoup

This pork stew is complemented with warm spices to create a flavor that will warm you from the inside, out. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 Anaheim chile, seeded and […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

October 6, 2017 Beef

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Who’s too busy to cook? This quick and easy favorite is popular with my family. Be sure to select peppers that are flat on the bottom — they will stand up better while cooking. Fill it with ground meat, chicken sausage, or whatever your family craves! 6 large red bell peppers 2 Tbsp olive oil […]

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Forbidden Rice Ramen Spring Rolls

September 5, 2017 Appetizers

RiceRamenSpringRolls

This recipes has been hanging around in my ‘I have to try this’ pile for some time now. This past weekend, I finally got around to making these delicious spring rolls, a recipe from Lotus Foods. This morning, everyone went to school with them packed in their lunch — I believe we have a new […]

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Pork Stew

August 21, 2017 Featured Recipe

Pork Stew

Once all ingredients are prepped, this stew will be ready before you know it. Warm and inviting, we love this as a Sunday Night dinner, paired with a delicious crusty bread. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced […]

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Popsicle Frenzy

August 11, 2017 Blog

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A little recent research revealed to me that the popsicle was ‘invented’ here in the Bay Area in 1905 by a young boy named Frank Epperson, who lived in San Francisco. He left his powdered soda mixed with water and a stirring stick out on the front stoop overnight. Anyone who knows San Francisco summers, […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast

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  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Cooking School Adventures

October 27, 2016 Beef

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I’ve been lucky when it comes to learning how to make my way through the kitchen. As a child, I spent a lot of time there, with my mom and my grandmother, learning how to make everything from chili to pie, and from pancakes to dumplings. Sure, I’ve had my ups and downs, but my […]

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Kale Slaw

September 26, 2016 Featured Recipe

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There are so many ways to enjoy this super food that we enjoy it all year round. This recipe pairs kale with delicious mix of crunchy red cabbage, a bit of spice and a hint of ginger. 1 head green kale, torn from stems and chopped 2-3 carrots, grated 1/4 red cabbage, cut in thin […]

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Nature Calls

August 18, 2016 Blog

Nature is Calling

Several years ago, we lived in a home with a huge back yard. Greg built a garden box and filled it with everything from pumpkins and kale to beans and tomatoes. The centerpiece of that yard was a prolific pear tree. Throughout the late summer we enjoyed the bounty, using those pears for everything from […]

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Ten Summer Recipes

July 19, 2016 Blog

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We’re always in search of  fun ways to refresh ourselves during the summer, so we dug deep into our recipe box for some old favorites, and then added some new ones we just tried. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these recipes are sure to please. 1. Semifreddo Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice […]

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