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Does there ever need to be a reason to eat tacos? I certainly don’t think so, but today happens to be Cinco de Mayo, and that mis amigos, is all the more reason! I love the majority of Mexican cuisine I’ve encountered, especially living so close to the border. I make the occasional burrito or…

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Living in Southern California, there’s no shortage of great food. I enjoy my share of seafood tacos & carne asada fries (not to mention the bevy of award-winning chefs). Yet, there remains a void in my southern-rooted, food-loving soul—earmuffs San Diego, EARMUFFS! Growing-up with meals like pork chops & black eyed peas, I have a…

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I’m beginning to think I have Island Fever. Lately I’ve been exhibiting symptoms—tropical visions, lack of concentration, drinking everything out of a coconut, and listening to Cheeseburger In Paradise on repeat—I think it’s serious. It’s only getting worse, and now I’m getting hungry. To satisfy my Polynesian pipe-dream, I opted to make a dinner reminiscent…

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WHAT is for dinner? This is a question I’m often left pondering. I find myself in a recipe-creating rut, making the same dishes on repeat (you can’t seriously eat spaghetti & meatballs every night, can you . . . or can you?). Variation fuels inspiration—and after this last serving of meatballs—we’ll shift focus to new ingredients, and get the creative…

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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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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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