Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy National Picnic Day

Get outside! Go! Take food! Sit on a blanket! In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “You’re still here?” Seriously, grab a friend and grab your lunch and go have a picnic. And while you’re at it, take off your … Continue reading

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Happy National Jelly Bean Day

Never has a president done so much for a food as Ronald Reagan did with jelly beans. Living in the greater Sacramento area, I’ve been to the Jelly Belly factory too many times to count on school and girl scout … Continue reading

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Happy National Garlic Day

It must be my love of all things Italian because I adore the stinking rose. Not only does it flavor our food wonderfully, but it has a host of health benefits as well. Check out garlic-central.com to find out garlic’s … Continue reading

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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip (A Healthier Version)

Have you ever seen Ellie Krieger on The Food Network? She has a show called Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger that focuses on healthier versions of tasty food. I really like her approach and her recipes. Since graduation party season … Continue reading

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Happy National Eggs Benedict Day

Eggs Benedict is one of my special indulgences. I save it for when I know it will be really, really good. It’s great for a special occasion like a date for breakfast with your love. Add some steamed asparagus and … Continue reading

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Walnut Crusted Chicken

This is a great go-to recipe when you don’t have a lot of time and want something yummy for dinner. I generally have all of the ingredients in the house and I’ll be you do too. I served it this … Continue reading

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

I love myself a good, gooey grilled cheese sandwich. I was researching grilled cheese online and came across the most amazing website — http://www.grilledcheeseacademy.com. ┬áThis is what it says on its home page. “First of all do not be fooled … Continue reading

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Happy National Cheese Fondue Day

Today is National Cheese Fondue Day. I would’ve thought they’d have this day in the heart of fall or winter when you want warm gooiness to warm your soul. But who am I to ever turn away cheesy goodness? I … Continue reading

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Happy National Empanada Day

When my hubby and I were in Cancun recently, we went on day-long excursion to the Myan temple of Coba. As part of the day, villagers made us a fantastic lunch. One dish was a chicken empanada. I ate far … Continue reading

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Happy National Coffee Cake Day

If you’ve never heard of The Pioneer Woman, you should check her out. She’s very clever, has a wonderful blog and is a fantastic cook. She has a fantastic coffee cake recipe. I know it’s too late for you to … Continue reading

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