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Easy Salsa Fresca (fresh tomato salsa)

Easy Salsa Fresca (fresh tomato salsa)

The second weekend after we moved into our new house, I popped down to the local garden center to get some…

Aug 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
1271 views
Do you like pina coladas?

Do you like pina coladas?

We'll be attending a Luau-themed party soon and people often bring tropical-inspired drinks (and food) to share. There were some creative jello…

Jul 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
1722 views
Homemade Fig Jam

Homemade Fig Jam

The first year that we moved here, I was very excited about our fruit trees and made several kinds of jam to give away as Christmas gifts to our…

Oct 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
307 views
Healthier Fish Tacos

Healthier Fish Tacos

Healthier Fish TacosMy husband's company is headquartered in southern California and ever since his first visit there, any time he hears mention of…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
3049 views
Sunday Suppers - Chicken, Ham & Broccoli Risotto

Sunday Suppers - Chicken, Ham & Broccoli Risotto

Risotto isn't a particularly difficult or time-consuming dish, but the time it takes is rather intensive. You…

Apr 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
136 views
Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup

Tortellini SoupAs I mentioned in my last post (thanks for all your thoughts, BTW - very interesting!), I do use convenience items sometimes. Working…

Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
141 views
Potato Salad Even a Husband Could Love

Potato Salad Even a Husband Could Love

I promise I won't go on and on again about Mr. ValleyWriter's lack of love for potatoes. Suffice it to say, he…

May 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
161 views
Not Your Mamma's Fish & Chips

Not Your Mamma's Fish & Chips

Not Your Mamma's Fish & ChipsOn the continuing quest to find new and interesting ways to prepare fish, I decided to try a coconut encrusted tilapia…

Sep 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
220 views
Nectarine Turnovers

Nectarine Turnovers

Nectarine TurnoversUnlike last year, our nectarine tree was not an overachiever this year. In fact, we didn't get a single fruit! I chalk this up to…

Jul 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
75 views
Homemade Christmas Gifts: Chocolate Espresso Crinkles & Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Chocolate Espresso Crinkles & Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti

When I was a child, my mother started a tradition of doing a big weekend…

Dec 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
165 views