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Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto

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  If you don’t have a ton of time to cook, or to try out new recipes, it’s always good to have a set of recipes than you know by heart and everybody loves.  Pesto, in my opinion, is one of those recipes.  It is one of those magical concoctions that comes together in minutes, […]

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Summer Stone Fruit Salad

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One of the reasons I love summer is that it’s stone fruit season!  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite salads, a stone fruit salad with a simple creamy honey and Greek yogurt dressing, over on the Chobani Champions blog.  It’s simple and fabulous.  Go check it out!

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Strawberry Basil Meyer Lemonade + A Giveaway!

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Who knew that I would taste the best lemonade I’d ever tasted in the middle of a strawberry field in Oxnard, California?  Random, I know, but those tend to be the best discoveries!  The Fuji family was invited by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) on an “I Heart CA Strawberries” Blogger Field Trip with a […]

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Avocado Basil Greek Yogurt Parfaits {Giveaway}

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a savory yogurt parfait that is so simple that even your kids could whip it up.  (Just think breakfast in bed for mom!)  The parfait will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

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Orange Slices with Basil Lime Sugar—A Utility Knife Adventure

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Orange slices topped with a basil lime sugar is one of my favorite quick snacks, or simple appetizers to whip up when I’m craving citrus.  I hesitate to call it a recipe because there’s really nothing to it, but I’m sharing it with you nonetheless.  This dish is also a great way to work on […]

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Lemon Mochi Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Buttercream Frosting

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Lemon Mochi Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Buttercream Frosting Makes 12 Cupcakes 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 2/3 cup whole […]

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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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Pumpkin Dumplings

“I am the Emperor and I want [pumpkin] dumplings.” – Emperor Ferdinand I (I’m sure that he said it just like that.) Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant I inevitably end up ordering gnocchi. Maybe it’s because I kid myself into thinking that I’m ordering something healthy, or maybe it’s just because I love […]

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Summer Spice–Tom Khai Gai

Tom Khai Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) Makes 6 servings Adapted from Coconut Chicken Soup recipe on Epicurious.com 2 14-ounce cans light unsweetened coconut milk 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups thinly sliced crimini mushrooms (or whatever mushrooms you prefer) 6 tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass 1/4 cup fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tablespoons minced fresh […]

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