How to Have a (Food) Safe Fourth of July

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The CDC estimates that roughly 48 million people get sick every year in the US, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.  The Fourth of July, unfortunately, is prime time for foodborne illness, thanks to some of our favorite dishes like potato salad and hamburgers, and the risk of getting sick from something […]

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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last year I worked on a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that were gluten-free and Paleo.  After many rounds of cooking and tweaking, I finally had a cookie that I loved and so did my family.  I said that it was probably my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Earlier this year I decided to take […]

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Avocado Chickpea Salad Croissants

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I have always loved the croissants stuffed with chicken salad that always seem to be served at baby showers or other luncheons, so I decided to come up with a fresh twist on them and whipped up a chicken chickpea salad, including some of the normal ingredients, like halved grapes and creamy mayo-based dressing.  I […]

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Campfire Granola Bowls

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My friend Jesseca Hallows from the blog One Sweet Appetite is kind of amazing. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know her over the past few years as we have both been working as Harmons bloggers. She is a hard worker, extremely creative, a good friend, and an amazing cook. I have been anxiously […]

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Summer Berry Shrub

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. It’s time to up your summer beverage game, and I suggest that shrubs be a part of your game plan.  A shrub is a fruit and vinegar syrup that was popular during colonial America (before the invention of the refrigerator) as a delicious way to preserve […]

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California Avocado Bell Pepper Quiche Cups

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How is it possible that it’s already the middle of June?  The past few weeks have been a blur.  We have been in the whirlwind of the end of school activities, Mr. Fuji and I took an anniversary trip to Cancun, Mexico, the Fujilings have been doing Irish dance camp, and we have weathered a […]

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How to Pack a Kid’s Travel Pack

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We have been traveling internationally and nationally with kids since Squirrel was 3 months old . . . so just a little over nine years.  Nine years ago in March we took our first trip with Squirrel.  We traveled from Tokyo to Memphis, then from Memphis to Salt Lake City, then back to Tokyo.  Since […]

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Eggs Poached in Avocado Salsa Verde

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Move over Eggs in Purgatory, there’s a new kid on the block.  Eggs poached in a creamy avocado salsa verde (served with slices of avocado of course) is my newest creation for California Avocados and one of my favorites yet!  This recipe is a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe (or breakfast for dinner)!  It can […]

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Oven-Baked Pancake for Mother’s Day Breakfast

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This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase using a link. Five more days until we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives.  Have you thought about breakfast yet?  Well if you haven’t, I’ve got a solution for you.  This oven-baked pancake […]

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Red Lentil Chili

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Harmons Grocery recently challenged me to develop a recipe using ingredients from their new line of private label items.    I decided it was the perfect opportunity to work on a recipe that I had been playing with for a while, a recipe for red lentil chili.  I tried a recipe for a red lentil […]

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