Thai Pork Chops in Ginger Coconut Sauce

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My husband has only a couple of hobbies, but my oh my, he did choose them well. What I mean to say, is that HIS hobbies benefits ME directly.  It’s a selfish way to look at things, but he could have chosen silly things like NASCAR, model rocket building or golfing — none of which have any side perks that …

Wasabi Shrimp with Avocado on Rice Cracker

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If you’re not familiar with Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking, let me give you a little introduction. Gaby LOVES avocado (we were in Mexico a couple of times together and she snarfed an entire bowl of guacamole the size of a soccer ball in one sitting!), is the only woman I know who can look totally glamorous in 95F Austin heat …

Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

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I first met Melissa d’Arabian in Iowa during the winter. Why would a flip-flop wearing Florida gal travel to Iowa in January? It was a meeting to discuss bacon. I never miss meetings about bacon. Even in Iowa during winter! On the way home, Melissa and I sat across from each other on the plane. We were so engaged in animated …

Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

I’m a guest writer over at Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They’ve got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight. My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on over to Martha Stewart Everyday Food’s website and take a look. The recipe …

Roasted Duck and Pomelo Salad

I know this photo sucks – my kids played with the camera and did something with the settings and I didn’t find out until after the food was eaten! from my column in Tampa Tribune Two weeks ago, I took a trip to Los Angeles to teach a couple of cooking classes and to visit family. So, I thought it …

Fried Green Tomato Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing + Menu For Hope

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Because I live in one of the hottest states in the United States, and by “hot” I mean the moment you step outside, the crease in the back of your knees sweat as fast as spinach in a fry pan. In the summer, I curse the humidity, especially when my friends back in San Francisco brag about having lunch alfresco …