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October 18, 2019

Fall’s a busy time, but I’m here to help with this non-recipe recipe. You have only five minutes to run into the market after work to get fixings for dinner, right? Well, a sheet pan dinner is perfect for a weekday meal, so here goes:

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April 14, 2019

A galette is my favorite kind of pie. I make them savory and sweet in equal numbers. In the fall, I fill them with butternut squash and apples and sage, but come spring I love to fill them with the beautiful fruit I have access to in Southern California.

I was a Girl Sc...

November 9, 2018

Happy Fall. Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving!

I've heard you all and I'm trying to add more posts with recipes.  So, as promised, here is another no-fail recipe for Thanksgiving or anytime you want some delicious soup.  It's pretty filling on it's own with the rich roasted s...

November 4, 2018

Nothing says fall and the holiday season like apples, cinnamon and caramel. Instead of apple pie this year around your holiday table, maybe try this. I know that my house never smells better than when this dish comes out of the oven. 

Let me walk you through this easy r...

August 15, 2018

My name is Karen and I have a Tomato problem.  When they are in season, I like to buy too may tomatoes. At some point, they inevitably start to turn and I am guilted into being creative with the red juicy fruit. This is how this beautiful open-faced Puttanesca Slab Pie...

April 24, 2018

My husband and son returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Ireland recently, full of stories of castles and falcons, Guinness and rain. They witnessed women spinning wool from the sheep inside their sheds, flew drones over ancient ruins, and met the brothe...

February 7, 2018

This cornbread recipe wows up your stews, chilis, and ribs, your chicken dinners, your tortilla soups.  I've added this recipe as part of a huge foodie collaboration with dozens of instagrammers, food bloggers, chefs, and bakers. All of us are celebrating the mighty CA...

February 2, 2018

I'm married to a Buffalo boy and that whole wings thing is kind of sacred, but we live in California, and I do believe I updated this Super Bowl Sunday staple in a very western way.  My secret ingredient is the Smoky Paprika. I think it really makes the flavor both tra...

December 26, 2017

I'm excited to share this long time favorite recipe.  I usually serve these at finger-food heavy cocktail parties, but I also like to serve it at brunch in larger squares or make for kids' lunches.  Best thing about these is that they are great warm, but also just as f...

October 31, 2017

It didn't seem like there was anything in the house for a Halloween meal... but lo and behold, we pulled it together.  This is a less than 30 minute meal, perfect to whip up before little trick-or-treaters head out.  Or after, when you need something to go with a nice...

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