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Potato Puree a la Joel Robuchon

Potato Puree a la Joel Robuchon

I’m taking Thanksgiving off this year — literally.  My husband suggested we spend the better part of the week in San Francisco and visit with our youngest who is in art school there instead of flying him home for the holiday as we have the […]

Easy Breakfast Scramble Recipe

Easy Breakfast Scramble Recipe

September is my favorite month. I suppose many would say their birthday month was their favorite — that is if they’re the type who thinks about such things — but that’s not why I love September.  Countless years of its signaling promise and the beginning […]

Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Late in April each year the Cinco de Mayo ruckus begins.  Ads on television air, local restaurants sport signs about Cinco de Mayo happy hours and don strings of red, green, and white flags, grocery stores advertise their specials full of bagged chips and cheese sauce in jars, and Twitter is abuzz with questions about what everyone will be making for their Cinco de Mayo parties.

“Interesting” but far from authentic variations on tacos and guacamole surface, there’s talk of new-fangled margaritas and cerveza, and for those interested in dessert, margarita cupcakes seem to be everywhere sporting that perfectly swirled, creamy top.  “You want it with or without salt?”

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

It’s only a matter of time once the hint of Fall teases me with cool afternoons that I start thinking of soup.  I’m not partial to any kind of soup in particular as long as it’s warm and satisfying.  Sometimes I long for a clear […]

Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Fries

Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Fries

The weather here surprised us all by hitting 90 degrees yesterday, and today, it’s nearly 100.  San Diego is really a desert, so of course it gets that hot here, but rarely at this time of year, and even more rarely near the coast.  The […]