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Chicken Pad Thai With Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

I love Thai food, and I eat in Asian restaurants as often as I can. One of my favorite dishes is Pad Thai. When I have it in a restaurant, I like to add the delicious peanut dipping sauce to it. I think it’s a winning combination, and I can never have enough of that […]

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Potato Latke Muffins: My Favorite Passover Recipe

Passover is on my mind now because I am helping to collate Passover recipes to share with other parents at our school.  These Potato Latke Muffins are a favorite in my family for Passover Seder.  The recipe was passed down to me from my Aunt Rose who emigrated from Czarist Russia.  I remember enjoying this […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Apple, Sage & Nutmeg and Pinterest

Today is cold and rainy in Los Angeles, a rare day. I want to make a butternut squash soup recipe that I made once before. This soup is spiced, warm, and comforting. The nutmeg and sage in the soup just say winter to me. It’s the kind of soup I want to eat curled up […]

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Grilled Asian Beef Short Ribs and Clippings from the LA Times Food Section

My father-in-law Nelson keeps sending me clippings from the Los Angeles Times Food section. I get articles like “Holiday Cookie Bake-Off” and “Best Recipes of the Year.” It’s a hobby we have in common: I like to cook, and he likes to eat. The articles and recipes are always interesting to me, as the LA […]

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The Sweet/Savory Crunchy/Smooth Salad

This recipe is my favorite salad. And that’s quite a compliment coming from a carb-loving chocoholic. The secret is all the contrasting flavors and textures. The tangerines are sweet, and the white beets are savory. The avocado is smooth, and the pine nuts are crunchy. Even the aged balsamic vinegar and basil olive oil each […]

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Chicken Salad Cones

These cones were a big hit with my kids. I didn’t know what to make for dinner tonight, so I elicited input from my kids. For inspiration we looked in a new cookbook that we bought on vacation in Montreal. The cookbook is Life’s A Cottage by Laurent Godbout. We all really enjoyed having dinner […]

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