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Let’s Eat! at the Orange County Fair

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The Orange County Fair is currently underway (July 15 — August 14, 2011), and if you’ve never been, shame on you! But don’t worry, there’s still time to make restitution for your sin.  Every year the fair has a theme, and this year’s theme is “Let’s Eat!” which I happen to think makes this year’s […]

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Come Cook for the Cure + A Giveaway!

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At the end of this month I’m going to be hosting a little get together at my house with a pink theme, as one of the 1,000 Cooks for the Cure—part of KitchenAid’s nationwide Cook for the Cure event, a partnership with Susan G. Komen to help support the fight against breast cancer.  I love […]

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California (Avocado) Dreamin’

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Avocados were a regular part of mealtime during my childhood.  Growing up in Southern California where there are so many locally grown avocados, we were spoiled with a plentiful supply during avocado season.  I’ve continued that trend with my own family, and my girls are total “avo-addicts.” So when I returned home from Camp Blogaway […]

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Goat Milk?

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Get it? Goat Milk? Got Milk? I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself, it was just too irresistible! But seriously, why goat?    Well if you live in the United States, you might be surprised to learn that goat is the most widely consumed meat on the planet.  In fact, about 70 percent of the red […]

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Peko Peko Cookbook for sale! Help us send some love to Japan.

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I should hope that it’s more than obvious that I have a deep love for Japan.  Poor Mr. Fuji didn’t realize that he would be creating a monster when he suggested we move to Japan.  Just a few months after getting married, we packed up everything we could fit into the airline’s allotted suitcase allowance […]

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Got Community?

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Community is a word that has taken on great meaning for me during my lifetime.  My life has been filled with a variety of communities, from the places I lived as a child to the many places I have lived after college and with my own little family.  I’d like to think that I’m one […]

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Get your Fuji on with Appetites, an awesome iPad app!

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Back in March I spent the day with the amazing folks at Clear Media filming step-by-step cooking classes for a fabulous new iPad app called Appetites!  Appetites features cooking classes filmed step-by-step from the viewer’s point of view so that you can really see how something is done.  These classes aren’t just recipes.  If you […]

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Build a Better Breakfast with Eggs: Healthy Sweet Potato Quiche Cups

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Sweet Potato Quiche Cups Makes 12 quiche cups (2 quiche cups per serving) 1 large orange-flesh sweet potato (approximately 16 ounces) 6 large eggs, beaten, 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese, 1 tablespoon fresh basil, julienned 1 teaspoon kosher salt dash of nutmeg 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1. In a large pot of water, […]

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Chocolate Nutella Cookie Sandwiches for World Nutella Day

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Chocolate Nutella Sandwich Cookies Makes 20 sandwich cookies 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup ground almonds 7 tablespoons cake flour 5 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/3 cup Nutella, for filling 1. Beat the butter in a bowl until creamy and fluffy.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the ground […]

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The Top 10 Posts of 2010

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As I’ve struggled to decide on what to write about for my last post of 2010, I reflected back over the year—the many posts I’ve written, the experiences I’ve had, and the many wonderful people I’ve been fortunate to meet in real life from the blogging world.  My life has been truly blessed and enriched […]

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