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Tates Kitchen
avocado lime soup with fresh crab

Jul 24, 2013
avocado lime soup with fresh crab

What can I tell you about this? I served this soup as one of the appetizers at my last TK dinner and it received quite the rave reviews. I could probably have served this as a meal in itself with just some good bread - but there was a lot of food still...

A Girl And Her Fork
Refreshing Pineapple Gazpacho

Jul 14, 2013
Refreshing Pineapple Gazpacho

 Eleven years ago, I got married to my (now ex) husband. The marriage didn't last but we had a wonderful wedding in Hawaii at the Hale Koa Hotel. Now mind you, this was back before destination weddings became ├╝ber trendy and everybody and th...

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Baked Bree
Recipe: Grilled asparagus with balsamic and parmesan

Jun 7, 2013
Recipe: Grilled asparagus with balsamic and parmesan

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. We are counting down the last day’s of school, I always forget how busy these weeks are. I am looking forward to summer vacation. I like the reprieve from the schedule for a bit. This is hard to even call a recipe, but...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Ricotta with honey and herbs

May 17, 2013
Recipe: Ricotta with honey and herbs

I have been spending a lot of time lately leafing through Seasons by Donna Hay. It is my favorite cookbook right now, the recipes are simple and the photos beyond gorgeous. I found a recipe for ricotta with toasted brioche with vanilla honey and thought that it would be perfect for...

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Bake It With Booze
Recipe: Jalapeno popper pastry pinwheels…with Tequila!

Recipe: Jalapeno popper pastry pinwheels…with Tequila!

Just in case you have some last minute party plans pop up unexpectedly, you'll want to keep this recipe handy. I came up with this at the very last minute possible, when I needed to bring an appetizer to a BBQ. These disappeared FAST. This is a very qu...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Mango with basil sugar salt

May 2, 2013
Recipe: Mango with basil sugar salt

Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple. And there is nothing better, or more simple than this “recipe”. If you are planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration, this would be a perfect addition to your menu. It could be a starter, or a dessert. I bought these gorgeous

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Salsa ranchera and Tomatillo salsa

Sacramento Bee photographer Hector Amezcua shares his tips for making red and tomatillo salsa. "My family calls the red salsa 'salsa ranchera,' " he said. Amezcua said the key to this salsa is grilling. You can grill the tomatoes, onion, peppers an...

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The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Chando’s guacamole

Serves 4 Here's the go-to recipe for guacamole by one of Sacramento's most popular proprietors of tacos, Lisandro "Chando" Madrigal. He recommends using Roma tomatoes, which are less juicy than others, for this recipe. INGREDIENTS 3 avocad...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Sweet guacamole dip with pie crust tortilla chips

Apr 30, 2013
Recipe: Sweet guacamole dip with pie crust tortilla chips

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, this Sweet Guacamole Dip will satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your avocado craving at the same time! Don’t run screaming. Please! You don’t want to miss this. Really, if you’ve followed my blog at all, you know how nuts I am for avocado. I am addicted to that...

Baked Bree
Recipe: White broccoli pizza

Apr 29, 2013
Recipe: White broccoli pizza

Whenever I go back to my hometown in New Jersey, I have to have a slice of broccoli pizza from Primo Pizza as soon as I get there. I dream about it, and it makes the long drive back to NJ tolerable because I know that I will soon have my...

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