Jack O’Lantern Cupcakes

Jack O’Lantern Cupcakes

Hi friends! How are you? I love this time of year. October, November and December are probably my favorite months. The weather is cooler and leaves are changing color. As much as they can change color here in Southern California anyway. Last week I got the house decorated for Halloween.…

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Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Did you know there are over 1,600 varieties of Figs in the world? That's just one of the fun fig facts I learned while attending the Valley Fig Growers Road Trip last month! It was a true "road trip" as a dozen bloggers from all over the West Coast shared…

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Cuisine del Sol & Special Olympics

Cuisine Del Sol & Special Olympics

Hi friends! There is something wonderful about the combination of good food and great causes. They just go together! Case in point, the Cuisine del Sol Cookbook that combines recipes from Los Angeles' celebrated chefs and restaurants in support of Special Olympics Southern California! The Special Olympics of Southern Californias…

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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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Easy Canning 101

Easy Canning 101

Hi friends! I've been writing and sharing canning recipes for my blog, but I've never really shared HOW to can things. Let's fix that! Here's an Easy Canning 101 Primer, as it were. Canning is a fun, economical way to preserve foods, from jams and jellies (my favorites) to pickles,…

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Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary to My Imperfect Kitchen!  Hi friends! Six years ago this week, I started this blog.  Six years?  Wow.....  it's been a wild and crazy adventure! Here's my very first post: Food Memories I didn't even know how to put pictures into posts when I began. I didn't know…

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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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