Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Hi friends! It's Holiday party season. When you're invited to a potluck, do you bring classic recipes you've used for years, or search for something new and different? I am in the "new and different" category. Our November Master Food Preservers class was all about Abundant Appetizers and I wanted…

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Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Hi friends! Summer is all about salads and cool dinner dishes and Fall means hearty comfort food. However, Fall has such great produce, it just makes sense to put them in a salad. Why not have the best of both worlds? Case in point, this Pomegranate Persimmon Salad with Pecans…

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Crock Pot Chicken Posole for #SundaySupper

Crock Pot Chicken Posole For #SundaySupper

Crock Pot Chicken Posole is comfort food made easy! It only requires a few minutes to put together in the morning and by dinner, this soup will be ready and waiting! After all, it's the season of warm, hearty foods. It's also the season of hectic school schedules, back to…

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Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno

Bowls Of Plenty By Carolynn Carreno

Hi friends! Have you jumped on "The Bowl" bandwagon yet? I'm sure you've seen the beautiful pictures of breakfast bowls all over Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. They look delicious, but I have no clue how to put one together. Thankfully, James Beard award-winning food writer Carolynn Carreno brings these one-dish…

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Jet Tila 101 Asian Dishes

Jet Tila 101 Asian Dishes

Hi friends! This food blogging journey has provided opportunities I never thought would be possible. One of the biggest blessings has been attending media events at Melissa's Produce. I've met many of my culinary heroes there. Most recently, this includes Chef Jet Tila, who was promoting his first cookbook "101…

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Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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Hatch Chile Steak Sandwich

Hatch Chile Steak Sandwich

Hi friends! Yesterday I shared those amazing Spicy Hatch Chile Chips and today, I'm sharing a Hatch Chile Steak Sandwich! You need a sandwich to go with your chips, right? All the YUMS are happening in this Hatch Chile Steak Sandwich. Toasted bread. Beautiful strips of steak, marinated in Hatch…

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Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Hi friends! During the hot months of summer, for a few short weeks, appearing alongside juicy peaches and colorful heirloom tomatoes are bright green Hatch chiles from New Mexico. Hatch chiles are grown exclusively in the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico. The self-proclaimed "Chile Capital of the World" has the…

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Hi friends! I had the best time at the OC Fair on Friday. Mediterranean Farro Salad was on the menu, along with savory Roasted Zucchini Butter! Man, oh, man! I wish I could have taken all of you with me, sat you down in the front row and shared every…

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Roasted Zucchini Butter

Roasted Zucchini Butter

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a simple, flavorful way to use your extra garden zucchini in a new and unusual way - Roasted Zucchini Butter! There are only five ingredients and while it does take a bit of time to roast the Zucchini, it's worth it! Don't let the simplicity…

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