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Summer blew in faster than gale force winds! It seems like we were just sipping mint juleps for the derby, and now we’re lighting citronella candles next to the BBQ. I love summer weather, but can’t say I enjoy cooking in the heat (and most kitchens in southern CA don’t have A/C). Every June I create new recipes requiring…

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On most mornings this time of year, I’m awakened to the melodiuos chirping of birds preparing for spring. However, this season (at roughly 3 A.M.) my slumber’s been suspended by one of the loudest birds my ears have ever encountered. By the fourth sleepless night, I decided to venture outside to handle the issue (i.e. make pointless verbal threats…

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What do you get when you combine green beers, crowds of green people, and shots of green whiskey (besides a large headache tomorrow)? That’s right, Saint Patrick’s Day! I cannot believe the time is already upon us. Last year we celebrated in the kitchen with delicious boxty and finished the evening with Irish coffee (throw…

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Snacking isn’t for the faint of heart . . . well not in my family. Gatherings consist of a holiday-worthy spread, even if it’s just your average Sunday. Having recently returned from the Southern U.S. over the holidays, I’ve been missing the many delicious appetizers we serve. There is one dish I fancy that we don’t have…

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It seems like just yesterday I fell asleep anticipating December’s arrival. In a blink, I woke up and Christmas is only a day away! I’m not certain how the season arrived so quickly, but now begin the festivities as we say farewell to the year. The holidays are a special time for me, as I travel…

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Thank you for visiting the dinnervine! In the words of Julia Child, "People who love to eat, are always the best people," and I couldn't agree more. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did making them. Here's to creating new recipes and memories with friends & family, cheers! 

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