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Cooking School/ Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are easy, fancy, and healthy. No matter what you make for dinner, a plate of roasted vegetables is always a good addition.

How to Roast Vegetables

Preheat your oven to the vegetable’s desired temperature (see table below).

Rinse and pat dry your favorite vegetable. Slice or chop your vegetable [...]

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Happy Halloween and let the cider drinking begin! Seriously, I may hand this out next week instead of candy. As my daughter Annabelle says, I am totally not kidding.

Originally published October 22, 2009

It’s a shame how long I’ve gone without posting anything. Life has taken over. Last summer, as we drifted about enjoying [...]

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Dinner: Bruschetta

On September 26, 2012 By admin

Sometimes. Just sometimes, I hit the ball out of the park. And friends, I hit the ball out of the park when I make bruschetta. Instructions below.

Becca’s Bruschetta

4-5 fresh tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes
fresh basil, cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon [...]

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Appetizer: Peach Salsa

On September 4, 2012 By admin

You don’t need much for this bowl of goodness. Just grab:

fresh peaches (peeled and diced)
fresh lime (squeezed)
fresh tomatoes diced)
fresh cilantro (chopped)
fresh red onion (minced)
a bit of salt

You decide on the amounts. I did 3 large peaches, 2 small homegrown tomatoes, [...]

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Appetizer: Italian Hummus

On March 6, 2012 By admin

I know that is a weird name. But let me tell you where this recipe came from. One night, long ago, Danny and I snuck out for a quick dinner for two. We lived in Berkeley at the time and decided to stroll down College Avenue. We ran into this quaint little Italian place and [...]

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Appetizer: Vidalia Onion Dip

On March 2, 2012 By admin

This dip is so naughty. But I don’t even care. I make it on Super Bowl Sunday and I make no apologies.

Vidalia Onion Dip

3 cups chopped Vidalia onions
3 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 1/2 cups mayonaisses
garlic salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients and pour into greased 1 1/2 [...]

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The big game is coming up (we’ll miss you Tebow). I have the perfect Super Bowl appetizer for you. Why not show up at your party with a healthy party food and negate those horrible rumors about Super Bowl Fare.

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa:
2 apples (1 red, [...]

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Appetizer: Mexican Baked Bean Dip

On September 22, 2011 By admin

Got a bunch of tomatoes hanging around this time of the year? I’ve got just the thing for you.

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I make the same thing over and over again. This factors in most prominently on Sunday evenings.  As we gear up for a new week, we all like [...]

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Snack: Stealing Salsa

On May 19, 2011 By admin

You may recall a few months back as I openly adored my Vita Mix. What I didn’t dwell on too much is the one dish I make most often using my Vita Mix. That would be the Pioneer Woman’s salsa. Ree Drumond is a genius. And like all successful beautiful women I see, [...]

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Snack: The Best (Pinto) Bean Dip

On February 4, 2008 By admin

When I was younger, one of my favorite restaurants offered a warm pinto bean dip along with their tortilla chips. After I left home, I craved the dip day and night. Fifteen years later, I’ve created a bean dip to fill that ever present craving. This dip takes the edge off of any homesickness I [...]

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