My New Gadget: The Vegetable Slicer

zucchini noodles on a plate

I did it. I broke down and bought yet another gadget for the kitchen. Did I need it? No. But I wanted it. Oh yes…I even tried replicating the results with something I already had but it just didn’t do the trick. I. Needed. Wanted. That. Gadget.

I felt like I could justify the purchase because I knew...

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King Ranch Chicken for Grown-Ups

King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken is one of those dishes that everyone seems to love. It’s origin lives somewhere deep in the Texas landscape as there are multiple theories of its beginning. Some say it came to be on the famed King Ranch in South Texas and other theories claim it was only named after the King Ra...

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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week!

cherry tomatoes and purple peppers

Yesterday kicked off National Farmers Market week. In anticipation of this weeklong observance, and because I needed to restock my kitchen with fresh fruits and veggies, I headed to one of the many farmers markets in a 30-mile radius of our California home.

I have to admit, there are some real posit...

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Cheers! It’s International Beer Day!

beer flight Lagunitas

Today is International Beer Day! Recognized on the first Friday of every August, this worldwide celebration encourages gathering with friends to enjoy a beer or three, celebrating those who brew and serve beer and to give nod to all beers across cultures and nations...

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Steamed Asparagus the Alton Brown Way

steamed asparagus

I learned something new this week. Something so simple and successful that I can’t wait to blog about it. Because if you don’t know this trick, I think you’ll be equally as excited to learn it. That all hinges, of course, on whether or not you like asparagus.

One of my husband’s work colleagues i...

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