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Chicken Pumpkin Lemongrass Soup

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Things to cook with pumpkin were getting boring here, so I thought an Asian flavored soup would be different. I took this ‘n that from about five recipes and came up with a pot of flavorful, thick Chicken Pumpkin Lemongrass Soup. What gave it Asian oomph was fresh-cut lemongrass from our patio. And juice from […]

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Chile Lime Shrimp

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You can practically smell this through your monitor, can’t you? A recent cooking class, “Date Night In Wine Country” with thirsty, hungry foodies was on a Friday evening. Give us sumpin’ to eat, fast! Chef Diane Brown was prepared, and put classmate Stefanie on the job of whisking up this appetizer. And we all agreed, […]

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Light Tortilla Soup

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Larry takes me on some pretty interesting dates, like last week’s Laserium Beatles Show (remember the LA Griffith Observatory?  Now it’s in Hollywood).  As we left the theater, Larry noticed that Beso, Eva Longoria’s uber hip restaurant was across the street, so we stopped in for a wildly expensive glass of wine and some Beautiful […]

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Tri-Color Bleu Cheese Potato Salad

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Picture a Sunday picnic at a countryside winery with good friends who like to cook and eat.   Homemade gourmet, local wine and a tinge of sun-kissed cheeks on a glorious Southern California afternoon really makes you believe that “life is good.” Larry and I enjoy Gourmet Clubs, which amounts to three or four couples agreeing […]

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Green Turkey Chili

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Even in summer, the Crockpot works overtime here.  In fact, we get all the little appliances together and set the rice cooker to finish simultaneously.  Yesterday, Larry and I hit a 5 PM movie and when we walked in the door, dinner practically served itself.  We ate this Green Turkey Chili with a scoop of […]

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Chilled Gazpacho

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Somebody tell me:  why does any vacation now result in me coming home with a “muffin top” (aka pot belly)?  I’m technically a lean-ish person, but lately, yikes.   Even places with not great food, I channel Miss Piggy.  Thus, when we get back home to our “grind of choice” (as my friend, Cathi calls it), […]

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Favorite Ham Story, And The Recipe

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This is the best recipe ever to cook the perfect ham for Easter. It was by luck that I stumbled on this compelling story about feeding a sophisticated crowd via a cheap ham, called the “Ham Gambit.”  Most likely, the use of the word CHEAP got my attention because there are few people who are […]

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