Fruits & Nuts

Tangerine Pudding with Citrus Yogurt

You know I write from Southern California, right? Here, practically every yard has a heavily laden citrus tree. Ours are lemon and lime. Which was the problem; when I was making Tangerine Pudding one recent evening, I was a smidge short on fresh-squeezed tangerine juice. Lemon or lime wouldn’t fix my problem, I needed tangerine. […]

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Your Advice, Please ~ What Do You Do With Chestnuts?

Help!  Chestnuts are foreign food to me. I’m asking for your help here… what recipe to cook with a jar of Chestnuts?

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Cast Iron Apple Cobbler

arry was enjoying an Ozzie & Harriet Sunday.  First, a basketball afternoon game with buddy, Bruce. Returned home to a piping hot Cast Iron Apple Cobbler. “Wow, it smells great in here.” I appreciated the Ozzie reaction, thank you.  Too early for dinner, they then watched another game on TV. Are they living the life, […]

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Guest Recipe ~ Plum Frangipane Tart by Gisele of Pain Perdu

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My readers here know by now that I had a big event last Saturday when I produced the Day Camp of Camp Blogaway. One of our sponsors, Viking Range surprised us with door prizes, which lead me to think… hmmmm, bloggers LOVE to cook and they love to compete. Thus, a “Bonus Competition” was born.  […]

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Look: My Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Recipe Is Now An Illustration

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 This blogger is an artist with a delightful idea – draw high-quality illustrations of food bloggers’ recipes and post the art on her blog. Then, allow visitors to click to the source recipe. This is the work of the talented Lisa Orgler at The Lunchbox Project. Her artwork and products are available here on Etsy.  […]

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Triple Citrus Cupcakes with Lime Glaze

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Culinary throw-down: prepare a dessert elegant enough to complement friends’ upscale picnic contributions, portable, and cannot compete in flavor with the other two desserts: Larry’s Famous Brownies As Seen In Bon Appétit, plus a batch of caramel corn. The venue? A cemetery, but not to visit dearly departed. We were there to picnic and watch […]

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Road Trip! U-Pick Strawberries in Carlsbad

Our home in Westwood is at the north-west end of LA.  Cousins Nancy and John graciously hosted a family potluck at their home in Del Mar (North San Diego). That’s about a 2+hour drive IF no traffic. But since there ALWAYS IS traffic, we brought a big ice chest to keep our dishes cold. The […]

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Strawberry Sour Cream Pie

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Strawberry Sour Cream Pie.  This pie was scrumdiddlyumptious. So much, in fact, that after Larry and I had our slices, I pawned the rest off on two neighbors’ households. It was TOO good and my fear was we’d eat it all. Larry wasn’t thrilled with this, scored one more slice, tucked it into the fridge […]

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Namibia Sunset Orange Blossom Cake

African sunsets go on forever; the sun drops behind the horizon quickly, then melts the sky into a full hour of magnificence. Considering there are no buildings to block the view, hundreds of miles of horizon can (and do) glow every night.

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Apple Cinnamon Brunch Braid

What to do with the second half of my dessert dough from the King Arthur Flour baking demo? I did what they said, I froze it. And then I wanted to eat it. They taught us how to do this at the demo, too, so I made an apple filled braid. First, GO HERE for […]

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Easy Meyer Lemon Curd

This is a sneaky trick. In my recipe binder there is a stunning magazine lemon custard recipe, which is baked in a water bath. I hadn’t made it yet, but had every intention. That is, until my friend Sandy told me her mother (native Californian, Meyer lemon tree owner) would make the lemon meringue recipe […]

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Oven German Apple Pancake a la Dinah’s

Don’t let the photo scare you, this is Sunday brunch deliciousness in our home. My Westside neighbor and fellow food blogger, Erika Penzer Kerekes, tapped me for a classic Los Angeles recipe to feature in her cooking column on LA Examiner.com. Both her column on this national website and her personal blog In Erika’s Kitchen […]

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One Glass of Fresh Meyer Lemonade

Too many lemons. I was telling friend, Sandy, about a giant box of Meyer lemons that showed up on my doorstep, catching me off guard. They were a prize for my Glazed Lemon Poundcake post; a recipe that totally ROCKS. Sandy grew up in Orange County (where orange and lemon groves took up the majority […]

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