Tag Archives: Make-Ahead

May 24, 2012

recipe – cherimoya sorbet

recipe – cherimoya sorbet

If the artichoke had a cuter, younger fruit sister, it would be the cherimoya. I always walk by these things at the farmer’s market.  I guess I put them in the same category as mangosteen, starfruit, dragonfruit, and rambutan.  Weird … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

I’m a green banana person.  I know, I know… “Gross!” most people are thinking.   Whatever.  You can have your boring old yellow bananas and I will savor the starchy-crisp-green-grassness of my underage banana babies. On the other hand, I get … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012

recipe – mini beef bourguignon pot pies

recipe – mini beef bourguignon pot pies

On the very rare occasions when I toss my pescetarianism aside, it usually means I’m in the presence of bacon.   Or perhaps… bacon-and-wine-braised beef.  Actually, any meat that has been wrapped, sauteed, braised or otherwise touched by bacon (insert smiley … Continue reading

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April 7, 2012

recipe – red, white & blue baked potato chips

recipe – red, white & blue baked potato chips

Yesterday I went to Joanne’s to get supplies for this Sunday’s Easter egg hunt (more on that later).  I strolled in hoping to pick up some extra plastic eggs, pastel-colored ribbon, and maybe a little more candy for the baskets.  … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012

recipe – clover ‘wiches… dark chocolate mint chip ice cream sandwiches

recipe – clover ‘wiches… dark chocolate mint chip ice cream sandwiches

There are several major inventions in human history worth celebrating.  The camera.  The computer.  The light bulb.  Penicillin.   But none more exciting than the invention of hand-held ice cream. Hand-held ice cream:  it’s ice cream… that you can hold in … Continue reading

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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 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 – 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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