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Put The Lime In The Coconut (And Add Tuna Sashimi)

Put The Lime In The Coconut (And Add Tuna Sashimi)

Spring is here but I’m already thinking about the summer. Summer means short(er) shorts and bikinis one piece bathing suits. And unfortunately, I’m trending about eight pounds over my fighting weight. Especially since I spent last week on Spring Break.
Best Condiment Ever: Pickled Onions

Best Condiment Ever: Pickled Onions

Sometimes, the best addition to a sandwich, a salad or even a taco is the simplest. And I don’t think anything could be more simple than these: pickled onions I first met the pickled onion last year when we hosted a Mexican-themed dinner party. One of those dinner parties inspired by the monthly arrival of...
Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

As recently as last year, if I were to free-associate the noun “Crock-Pot”, I would come up with words like housewife, suburban, antiquated and missionary position. None of which I wanted to apply to me. But then I found a recipe posted by my now-friend Meri on her blog The Food Yenta. It was for...
A Week At The Beach (Emergency Chicken Lettuce Wraps) {DailyBuzz Moms 9x9}

A Week At The Beach (Emergency Chicken Lettuce Wraps) {DailyBuzz Moms 9×9}

(I’m really excited to be a part of DailyBuzz Moms’ July 9×9 feature: Out & About. Check out all 9 featured blog posts on Thursday, July 26th, at DailyBuzz Moms.) The most important thing about a family vacation? After, of course, time spent with loved ones. The food. And one of my fears of vacationing...
Tacos Galore

Tacos Galore

Tacos, tequila and more tacos. Yep, we had a dinner party the other night. Of the magnitude that we used to have but haven’t had in who knows how long and for who knows what reason. And it was really, really fun. My husband’s home cooking juices are always stimulated by the monthly arrival of...
On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

A mother lies in bed on a Sunday afternoon. Struck with a fever, body aches and dry mouth. The flu, perhaps. As she passes in and out of a nap, she thinks about her family and where everybody is. Her husband is downstairs making her favorite red lentil soup. The smell coming up through the...