Category Archives: Sides

Easy Shrimp Scampi

For Valentine’s Day, Patrick and I asked Grandma and Grandpa if they were “free” for dinner.  Grandma said of course, and could we please incorporate shrimp or fish into anything we ate – regardless of the cuisine – at Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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2-Bean Chili Mac & Cheese

Doesn’t the title just sound like heaven in a bowl?  What’s better than some tasty chili or a creamy bowl of mac and cheese?  How about both put together! This week, Britt and I decided to cook dinner for the … Continue reading

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Latkes

While Channukah is still a couple of weeks away, given our family members’ busy schedules, and the plan that we would be celebrating my birthday, we decided to roll Channukah in.  And of course, Channukah would not be complete without … Continue reading

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California Style Warm Bread Casserole with Kale, Turkey Sausage, Dates and Almonds (also known as stuffing)

For Thanksgiving, the NY Times posted an article providing a recipe for each of the fifty states.  California’s recipe, not surprisingly, incorporated kale, dates, and sourdough bread, and was inspired by California chef Suzanne Goin (try her restaurants, including Lucques, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumb Cake

Yesterday, I had the urge to bake, and while blueberries aren’t as available as they were a couple of months ago, I really wanted to make a blueberry crumb cake I had tried once before.  Much to my chagrin, when … Continue reading

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Spicy Tuna Rolls

Ash and I needed to do some planning for our mom’s 60th birthday dance party, and her husband Brock had the weekend off, so I lured them to the Westside with a promise of food.  Making sushi was Brock’s idea, … Continue reading

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Curry Slaw

For the Fourth o’ July, we were asked to bring a slaw-ish side.  While the traditional mayonnaise version is delicious, we decided to go a little less traditional and make a curry slaw inspired by a restaurant in Napa called … Continue reading

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Braised Shortribs with Goat Cheese Polenta

This weekend Patrick lovingly accompanied me to the farmer’s market and even carried my pounds and pounds of delicious summer fruit.  As a thank you, it only seemed fair to stop by the grass fed beef stand and make him … Continue reading

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BLTA Salad with Caeser-Ish Dressing

Patrick requested a light and tasty dinner, so I decided to make some creamy dressing and toss it with a BLTA salad.  This dinner was light and delicious with a Caesar-ish dressing — although I must admit, didn’t yield many … Continue reading

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Ricotta and Beef Meatballs

This weekend I was perusing Food & Wine and came across a recipe for meatballs inspired by an amazing new Italian restaurant in Los Angeles called Bestia.  The recipe seemed pretty straightforward, and since Patrick loves meatballs, I thought it … Continue reading

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