Braising in Milk Creates a Mind-Blowing Meal!

Braising or pot roasting is a great technique for making meat more tender. Braising meat in milk takes it to a whole new level. The lactic acid present in milk tenderizes the meat, making it juicy and sweet. It is a great way to use an otherwise tough cut of meat, allowing the slow process of cooking it at low heat for several hours, to let the fat … Read more Braising in Milk Creates a Mind-Blowing Meal!

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Elevate your Afternoon Tea with these Adorable Cookies!

At this point, you may be getting used to me telling you about my “fav” holiday gift – The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook. Well this week I am continuing my research on the recipes inside and testing out their splendor. Today’s treats are the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze from Sara Peterson at Scout Coffee Co in San Luis Obispo. You can … Read more Elevate your Afternoon Tea with these Adorable Cookies!

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Impress Guests at Your Next Dinner Party with this Sumptuous Meal!

I’ve been working my way through the recipes in The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook and I’m really enjoying it! There are some very talented chefs on the Central Coast of California and it is illustrated in the recipes they have contributed in this beautiful cookbook. I am also loving reading the short stories that showcase the chefs and local businesses who are featured in the book. … Read more Impress Guests at Your Next Dinner Party with this Sumptuous Meal!

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Quick and Easy – Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  Have you seen some of those fun videos that come over Facebook lately? They make the process look so simple and the food looks yummy! Most of the ones I’ve seen are not something I would generally make because they are laden with rich, fattening ingredients. However, the other day I saw one from Tastemade for Garlic and Herb Sweet Potato Fries that you bake … Read more Quick and Easy – Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Green and Gold Kiwi highlight this Mouthwatering Salad!

I received the most amazing Green and Gold Kiwi in my Talley Farms CSA box! They were already ripened and ready to eat. The fruit is not only exquisite, but absolutely delish! They also contain numerous phytonutrients as well as well known vitamins and minerals that promote your health. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. I thought the Kiwi would pair nicely with my … Read more Green and Gold Kiwi highlight this Mouthwatering Salad!

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Cauliflower your way: Simply Delicious or Divine & Decadent!

I love the look of roasting a whole cauliflower. All it needs is some trimming, a little olive oil baste and some salt & pepper. This creates a stunning and simply delicious specimen! Eaten as is, it is perfectly tender crisp and yummy. A terrific side dish that is simple yet definitely worthy of oohs and ahhs at your dinner table. I thought it would pair up … Read more Cauliflower your way: Simply Delicious or Divine & Decadent!

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Cooking Ahead makes Eating a Healthy Breakfast a Snap!

I guess discovering the ease of making salads ahead inspired me to look further. Now I’m on to breakfast! So I found a simple recipe for Overnight Oatmeal from The Kitchn blog and decided to pair it up with some Fruit & Nut Granola and Maple & Cinnamon Glazed Apples. I made enough for 4 servings. You can cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for … Read more Cooking Ahead makes Eating a Healthy Breakfast a Snap!

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A Twist on Chili; Vegetarian Style with Sweet Potatoes!

When it’s cool and damp outside, nothing warms you up better than a cup of hot chili. My normal go-to chili recipe is for Turkey Chili, but I was in the mood for something new. I thought this would be a perfect time to pull out my Cuisinart Cook Central. It’s a slow cooker that also has settings for roasting, brown & sautéing and steaming. No need … Read more A Twist on Chili; Vegetarian Style with Sweet Potatoes!

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A Neat New Way to Get your Salad Fix!

If you’re like me, you might get a little lazy when it comes to making salads on a daily basis.  I love making a large platter of greens and fixings for a party, but I can’t seem to motivate myself to make a salad for the two of us on a regular basis. One of the reasons is that I like my salads filled with … Read more A Neat New Way to Get your Salad Fix!

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Among all of the “Bigger than Life” Restaurants in Las Vegas is a Small Italian Gem!

One can become immediately overwhelmed at the enormous selection of dining options in Las Vegas. How do you ever chose where to go? The buzz around town was that there was a revitalization going on in downtown Vegas on Fremont Street.  So off we went… Nighttime is definitely hopping there, filled with oodles of people, bright lights and activity, but it is different glitz than what you … Read more Among all of the “Bigger than Life” Restaurants in Las Vegas is a Small Italian Gem!

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