Category Archives: Favorite Recipes

March 9, 2012

recipe – sam’s slow cooker BBQ chicken

recipe – sam’s slow cooker BBQ chicken

When you go from single girl to family of 5 virtually overnight, you quickly amass an arsenal of easy, crowd-pleasing, versatile go-to recipes.  This is one of them. It also happens to be Sam’s all-time-favorite, I’ll-eat-it-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner dish.  I can literally … Continue reading

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March 3, 2012

recipe – josh’s chocolate chip cookies (a.k.a. dark chocolate chip fleur de sel cookies)

recipe – josh’s chocolate chip cookies (a.k.a. dark chocolate chip fleur de sel cookies)

For our third date, Josh took me to a screening of Willy Wonka in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  Sweetest and most romantic date ever… I’ll always remember it.  I made a picnic dinner and topped it off with a big … Continue reading

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March 2, 2012

recipe – truffle & caramelized onion pizza

recipe – truffle & caramelized onion pizza

Ever since I discovered the fantastic pre-made pizza dough at Surfas, I’ve been making pizzas at least once a fortnight.  In that time, I’ve burned through two pizza stones and set off the fire alarm no fewer than 8 times. … Continue reading

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March 1, 2012

making the mozza meatballs… finally

making the mozza meatballs… finally

When Pizzeria Mozza opened 5 years ago, I started a little tradition I like to call “crack night.”  One order of Mozza meatballs + one Pizza Bianca + one Caramel Copetta = Rosie in a foodie coma.  It also meant … Continue reading

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recipe – a lighter, fresher seven-layer dip

recipe – a lighter, fresher seven-layer dip

We were making sooooo much decadent food for our Super Bowl party that I wanted something a little lighter and healthier to balance it out.  I love me some seven-layer dip, but the kind people usually bring to parties is … Continue reading

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recipe – oven-baked, fork-tender baby back ribs

recipe – oven-baked, fork-tender baby back ribs

Nice rack. Why thank you. I’ve never made ribs before and I’m not sure I even like them, but after having some delicious ones at Misfit in Santa Monica, I decided to give it a whirl.  I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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recipe – puff pastry pinwheels

recipe – puff pastry pinwheels

Puff Pastry is like the splatter painting of cooking.  Throw a bunch of random stuff into it and somehow it comes out looking and tasting awesome.  You can make pretty much anything with puff pastry – appetizers, main courses, desserts, … Continue reading

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February 24, 2012

recipe – dark chocolate mint lava cake

recipe – dark chocolate mint lava cake

I have to admit, I’m totally prejudiced against molten chocolate cakes.  So early 90′s.  But regardless of my snobbery, they’re still a crowd-pleaser, especially with kids.  It’s also a really easy dessert to prep ahead and serve all warm and … Continue reading

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February 23, 2012

recipe – lemon artichoke dip

recipe – lemon artichoke dip

At the farmer’s market last week, we picked up this delicious lemony artichoke dip for the low low price of $10.  I’m reading the ingredients and doing the math in my head… marinated artichokes, garlic, olive oil, lemon, sea salt… … Continue reading

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February 22, 2012

recipe – wild blueberry crisp with vanilla bean whipped cream

recipe – wild blueberry crisp with vanilla bean whipped cream

Ahhhhh… vanilla bean.  You make my heart sing.  You make everything…. yummy. And soooooo pretty to boot!  Vanilla bean is sort of like boho glitter.  It adds just enough sparkle to your food without making it look like it spent … Continue reading

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