Seared Tofu with Green Beans

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This is one of those weeknight dishes that can be presented as opulent and swanky but is actually as simple and humble as a Tuesday “chicken night”.  It’s extra firm tofu, rid of excess moisture, then quickly marinated with a sweet soy glaze, fresh garlic and ginger, and just a splash of lime and pineapple juice […]

Six Fresh Tomato Recipes To Make In August

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It’s almost August and that means that tomato season has officially arrived. Here are six recipes to try before the season (and dare I say summer) officially comes to an end. 1) This first recipe is a simple appetizer that mixes grilled corn with avocado and citrus which is then stuffed into plum or cherry […]

French Toast Bread Pudding (AKA “Overnight French Toast Casserole”)

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I’m not sure who started the concept of “Baked French Toast” and the not so distant relative of such a dish known as the “French Toast Casserole” but the last time I checked, these seemingly new dishes, (cultivated by massive amounts of online recipes) are all just bread pudding recipes. [Sorry, interwebz.  I'm just calling […]

Savory Watermelon Panzanella

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  Panzanella is a classic summer salad that requires little effort and zero cooking.  It’s easy, delicious and can be served as a complete meal, especially on an exceptionally heat-ridden day as we have here, today. This particular version has a twist, though.  Since we’re about a week or two shy of full blown tomato […]

Strawberry Muffins

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Right now, I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I made these muffins and couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a quick photo and sharing them with you before I go and do vacationy things.   Plus, they’re just too cute in their little red white and blue surroundings.  I couldn’t not post these with the […]

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup only requires about five ingredients and ten minutes of time, which makes it one of the easiest things to make.  It’s filling, nutritious, light, healthy and easy.  I am a big fan of all of those things. Granted, you can be your naturally fancy self all you’d like and make a fantastic […]

Simple Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta

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If you’re a bit further south than we are, I’m sure you’ll be overrun with tomatoes and zucchini soon if not already.  We’re still greeted by occasional sixty degree days and even cooler nights, so while my tomatoes were scavenged at the farmer’s market, my little diva of a basil plant happily provided. It’s a different […]

30 Minute Thin and Crispy Pizza

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A thin and crispy Neapolitan pizza made in only thirty minutes?  I had always believed that was preposterous before I discovered a special little secret known as “pizza crust yeast”.  For a fast fix, this turned out beautifully and in only a matter of minutes.  I topped it with freshly plucked basil from my herb […]

Banana Bread

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Max places his freshly washed hands upon the flour and measuring cups.  I, still in the kitchen, type in “banana bread recipe” and watch from the corner of my eye.  I’m expecting a definite go-to recipe to pop up at the top of my search results, much like it always does for classics like rice […]

Mom’s Day Off. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Ok, kids, listen up!  Moms shouldn’t have to cook anything for anyone on Mother’s day.   Also, kids, you shouldn’t cook either.  Trust me on this one. Unless you’re a fully grown person who knows how to cook and clean up after yourself, go with a nice dinner or brunch out, instead.  But, honestly, I’m […]