Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Jaden is knee deep in paint, tiles and packing boxes today, so she asked us to step in and tell you guys about this amazing tomato and watermelon salad. Today, we are introducing Zov Karamardian from the internationally acclaimed restaurant Zov's. Jaden had the chance...

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Rosemary Garlic Steak

Rosemary Garlic Steak

I’ve been fortunate in my life to meet some of the greatest people who have influenced food in a major way, from television chefs like Martin Yan to cooking greats like Jacques Pepin. But the person who I’ve enjoyed meeting the most is Marcella Hazan, who happens to...

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Carrot, Pea and Mint Salad Recipe

Carrot, Pea and Mint Salad Recipe

Hi everyone! I've been traveling quite a bit this month (okay, traveling A LOT) and I have so much to tell you about, including a offshore fishing trip with Hank Shaw, meeting wonderful bloggers at BlogHer Food and introducing you to 2 brand new members of the Steamy...

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Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese

Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese

I'm so thrilled to introduce to you Debi Shawcross and her new book, Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club. I have a small group of friends here in my hometown that regularly get together nearly once a week for a dinner party. We often rotate houses, and...

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Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Tomatoes

Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Tomatoes

  But don't be fooled by the name "baby artichoke" as they're not "baby" or "immature" artichoke at all. An artichoke plant will sprout several regular sized artichokes near the top of the plant and much smaller ones near the bottom of the plant, which are...

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Fish with Citrus Caper Sauce

Fish with Citrus Caper Sauce

We planted a few citrus trees in our backyard 7 years ago, but shhhh....don't tell anyone in my neighborhood watch program because technically us homeowners in this lovely planned community are not allowed to plant anything that's not on THE LIST OF APPROVED GREENERY...

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinean condiment that I love slathering on grilled steak, especially skirt steak. While the recipe varies from town to town, family to family, the basics are olive oil, parsley and oregano. Other ingredients, like red wine vinegar, garlic, and...

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White Beans and Cabbage

White Beans and Cabbage

To me, cabbage, beans and potatoes are the best Western comfort food ever (just in case you're curious, at the top of the list of my Asian comfort food are: white rice and ramen). And to have cabbage, beans and potatoes all in one dish that only takes 15 minutes to...

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Flank Steak with Goat Cheese on Toast

Flank Steak with Goat Cheese on Toast

While we were in Mexico for Food Blogger Camp back in February, I got a sneak peek at the photos that my good friends, Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple shot of Cristina Ferrare's new cookbook. I'm sure you heard of Cristina - she's got a cooking show, "Big Bowl...

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Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese

Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese

Introducing the McGowan family! Angie and her family are fellow Floridians and they publish the popular Eclectic Recipes blog and the fact that she has a recipe category called "Spanglish" wins my heart. Oh and that cute little boy, Julien, she's got there wins my...

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Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce

My girlfriend and I cheated on our husbands and dated a crazy Gnome, who hosted our trip. Wendy, one of my best friends and I were whisked away to NYC for a 4-day vacation to celebrate NYC Restaurant week, featuring over 200 restaurants in NYC with prix fix $24.95...

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Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

This is an impressive dish that really only takes 10 minutes of your precious time to put together. But - there are 3 things you have to get right in this recipe to earn the title of "impressive". Okay, so well....there are only 3 ingredients: Perfectly crisp-tender...

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Step by step recipe for perfect Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! Perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Why These Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Are So Good Easy to make, only 5 mins prep. Can be made soft and creamy or hearty and full textured. Perfect for...

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Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

There are a gazillion things to do with zucchini, but making stuffed zucchini boats are has got to be the most fun way to eat, and that's by unanimous vote from all members of the family. This recipe, ripped out from Family Circle magazine, has been tacked on my...

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Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Bacon and Garlic

Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Bacon and Garlic

A simple and delicious roast cauliflower recipe featuring bacon and garlicky goodness. A super side dish! Why This Roast Cauliflower Recipe Is So Good Sprinkled with crispy bacon and garlic. A super easy side dish. Great for serving a big crowd - double the batch...

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BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

If you know me,  and I hope by now you do, I'm never one to even waste precious chewing energy on a boring salad. I have friends who will enjoy even the most plain salad consisting of one variety of lettuce and a glop of salad dressing from a gallon sized vessel...

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Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

Happy New Year! I thought I'd start the new year right with a light salad (just don't eat too many of those warm goat cheese rounds on toasted baguette, ok?!) Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, healthy and prosperous New Year! It's a brand new year and I've...

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