Homemade Spice-A-Rita

August 20, 2013

If you visit Cville, you must make time to eat at Mono Loco. It’s not your typical Latin restaurant. Instead it’s like California fish taco meets Southern fusion. Say what? They have everything from burritos with cod and yucca fries to my favorite – The Gibson – with fried oysters inside. But setting the food […]

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A Summer Night’s Food Prep

July 31, 2013

We have gobloads of tomatoes and basil so we decided to make the obvious: gazpacho and pesto. Here are some shots from the evening : ) Rather than dirty the Cuisinart (pesto) and the Vitamix (gazpacho) I tried to do both in the Vitamix with great success. I used this recipe with probably a lot […]

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DIY Sparkling Water

July 24, 2013

From the keg master, Matt: What is it about fizz that turns a drink from boring to brilliant?  Having sparkling water on tap is perfect when you want something exciting and refreshing but without any calories or alcohol.  And for those who find drinking water during the day a chore, it’s now like a reward! […]

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Kate’s Kookies

July 17, 2013

My neighbor Kate is the coolest mom. Her kids are in elementary school and are shining stars – so friendly and full of life. Among other more serious qualities, Kate is a cool mom because she has a cookie jar in her kitchen. Matt and I were over visiting one day and she offered me […]

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Baked Maple Salmon

July 11, 2013

Way back in the day, Matt and I shared a summer apartment in college. It was the first time we had our own kitchen, and we had no clue how to cook. One time we put bell peppers, chicken and potatoes in a skillet and let them all cook together. You can imagine how done […]

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Make-Ahead Meatballs

June 26, 2013

My mom has told me that one of her regrets from her early days of motherhood was not making enough of her dinners in advance. Her mother always told her that whatever she could do in the morning to make the dinnertime witching hour easier would pay off. With this advice in mind, I’ve been […]

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Pork Tacos With Summer White Mango Salsa

June 21, 2013

This is the third and final recipe I was hired to develop for The Naked Grape wines. Here were the first and second. When I first took a sip of The Naked Grape Summer White Blend, I knew I needed a festive recipe to pair with it. These pork tacos are fresh and flavorful, summery […]

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