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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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Sometimes you just have to go BIG, and recently at a family party this proved true with the menu. When ordering the food (over-ordering the food), it was somehow miscalculated that everyone in attendance might need a metric ton of shrimp cocktail. Luckily for all involved, there was an abundance of fresh shrimp remaining, and…

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What is your favorite part of the day? For me it can vary, but dinner is usually involved somehow. A meal seems so inconsequential, but to create a dish and turn it into a social occasion—there’s nothing better this time of year. I feel summer meals should be fresh & light (but not light on…

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Spring is in the air! Okay . . . not technically, but it feels that way looking at the bright bouquet of daffodils on my counter. I love springtime and the gifts it brings: sunnier days, seasonal farmer’s market produce, daylight savings time, and the most impressive of them all—mini Cadbury eggs & jelly beans;…

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There is nothing better than a classic, and when it comes to classic sandwiches, I don’t think there is one more desirable than a BLT. Simple and satisfying. Ripe tomato, meets salty bacon, meets toasted bread, meets crisp lettuce, and it’s married together with creamy mayo. I’ve been trying to eat more salad and work…

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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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