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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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Just what you’ve always wanted — a weeknight hassle — and it’s going to be delicious! We’ve started off the month high on juicing, but cooking made its imminent return and just in time for welcoming summer. If we’re going to do a welcome, let’s do it right, with a healthy summer squash like zucchini. This…

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There are times you make dinners to be healthy. There are other times you make dinners to taste amazing. Sometimes, you are able to achieve both! Preparing a balanced meal with lean protein, whole grains, and tons of veggies isn’t always easy from day-to-day, and ordering a delicious pizza certainly seems quicker.  When in a…

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. . . but in a good way! Ripe summer strawberries are headed towards the end of their season, and it’s time to grab them while you still can! Why? Well, one because they’re delicious, and two because it’s time again to bake a cake. The inspiration for creating this baked good came from The…

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How else would we spend the weekend?! Actually, we’re not shooting any hoops, but making some dinner instead.  Sometimes a hot day ends and  cooking something hot just doesn’t work. Today was indeed, one of those days—Hot. I decided to keep things cooler and make a new take on marinated salad. My Mom used to…

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