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You Can Take it With You

  (photo from stock.xchng) I don’t know about your kids but mine gets a week off in February called “ski week”.  I never had ski week growing up.  We had one day off for President’s Day followed by a return … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Cabin Fever!  It’s been pouring in San Francisco.  I know, I’m from Seattle and the rain shouldn’t bother me but, Seattle rain tends to be drizzly and constant.  This is buckets, dumping sideways from the sky, with massive wind, thunder, … Continue reading

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My earliest food memory is peeking over the cutting board to watch my great grandmother (Grandma King) prep all her ingredients for homemade mac and cheese.  She was an amazing cook who’d come up to Seattle, from San Francisco, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

In today’s LA Times Sarah Karnasiewicz writes all about savory pies.  Coming off the holidays you may have dabbled in pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie.  But, winter is here and having a rich pie crust filled with warm … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola

On my quest to eat well and spend less, I’ve been making mounds of homemade granola.  I use an old Bon Appetit recipe I’ve had for years, with a few of my own modifications.  I’m still playing with it, trying … Continue reading

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Make it yourself!

These days it is so easy to buy food already prepared or partially prepared.  People have strayed from the kitchen and gravitated to the deli counter, take out window, and frozen food aisle.  Frankly, I can’t really think of what … Continue reading

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Crispy Potato Latkes

Happy Hanukkah!  To ring in the holiday here, I made a huge batch of potato latkes.  One of my all time favorite foods, they’re just delicious….if you get them right.  Latkes need to be crispy and crunchy on the outside … Continue reading

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