Kale, Mushroom and Bacon Baked Potato

I had a hankerin’ for a baked potato, but I didn’t want to load it up with all the usual (bad for me) suspects.  This quick saute made for a delicious and somewhat healthy meal, and I didn’t even notice the missing cheese! What you will need: 1 Baked potato 1 piece of bacon 1/2 […]

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Paula Deen’s Macaroni & Cheese Cups – My Twist on the Easiest Mac & Cheese you’ll ever make

You don’t need to slave over the stove and make a roux to have some fantastic homemade mac & cheese. I went to a True Blood season premiere party and I wanted to make something southern…what better side than mac & cheese.  This is a simple dish that was a hit!  It also makes a lot […]

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Gingham Eats – Brian Malarkey’s “So-So” La Mesa hangout

It was Easter Sunday and we wanted to take the family out for something special.  After we enjoyed our trips to Searsucker and Burlap, Brian Malarkey’s other two restaurants, as well as Oceanaire back when he was the chef there, we had high expectations for Gingham.  Although we enjoyed our outing and the food was […]

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Broccoli & Shell pasta

My mom made this pasta for us all the time when I was growing up.  It’s easy, quick and delicious! You will need Half a pound of shell pasta A large bunch of brocoli 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of butter Garlic Salt 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese 1 sprig of Fresh Thyme (if […]

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Gourmet breakfast in your own home…

I decided to glam up breakfast one morning, so I created an all in one bacon, egg and bread breakfast bake.  I’ve seen this done on some Foodie TV shows and after looking up some recipes I decided to try it myself. You will need 4 slices of bacon 2 eggs cheese of your choice […]

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Yummy Fried Rice

My friend Amanda taught me this one… there are a ton of variations, so check out the main article then get inspired below! You will need 1 cup of dry brown rice 2 eggs olive oil Hoison Sauce Soy sauce Chives protein source… see below for ideas How to fry it up! First you need […]

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Join a farm! Suzie’s Farm CSA gives you a chance to try something new every week.

Did you know that lots of communities have farms that will offer a box of fresh veggies on a weekly or bi-weekly basis?  My mom is part of a CSA in the central valley, and I recently found one in the San Diego area.   Joining the farm has really inspired me to cook a […]

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Swiss Chard Stir Fry

I joined a CSA recently, where I get a box of veggies from a farm every other week.  The problem is that I’m not used to using all these types of veggies, so it’s an adventure figuring out what to do.  I’ve made this swiss chard stir fry twice now, and I think it’s pretty […]

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Kale Chips

These are the EASIEST snack food in the universe.  Take some kale.  Cut out the stem.  Cut the leafy part into chip sized pieces.  Drizzle generously with olive oil and kosher salt.  Pop it in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes and they’re crispy and ready to enjoy!

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Loquat Jam Recipe

I am so excited to share this Loquat Jam Recipe with you! I just tried it and it was delicious UPDATE!  If you want to make a bit of a smaller batch and make it quicker, check out my quick loquat jam recipe! We bought our house last December and early this spring little green […]

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