Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why I bleed BBQ — Slow Cooker Ribs

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As much as I love the cuisine of San Francisco and New York, there is something about a slab of ribs drenched in a sweet, tangy barbecue sauce that makes my heart sing. Maybe it’s the way the meat falls … Continue reading

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One pot = my happy place. Seafood Paella.

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Paella has always been a favorite of mine.  Let’s be honest, anything with rice will probably make it into my top ten, but add saffron, sausage and seafood and it’s definitely breaking into the top 3. Seafood Paella *Makes 6 … Continue reading

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Mia Musings — Climb every mountain. Or staircase, pillow, pet, and parent.

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When we moved into our apartment two months ago, I was concerned that the stairs would be a safety hazard for Mia.  I now realize that safety hazards are Mia’s specialty and passion and stairs are no exception. Mia started … Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros and Creamy Cornbread (because brunch for dinner is the new thing)

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I have espoused my love for breakfast before, and I would be remiss if I were not to mention my love for brunch as well.  Ah, brunch, breakfast’s sleepy cousin.  There is something lazy and decadent about brunch.  The lovely … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread muffins

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I think baking is the great equalizer.  You may be some kind of magician with savory items, but baking is a different skill set altogether.  The precision, timing, the understanding of time, heat and leavening is something that is somewhat … Continue reading

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Pork Guisantes (Filipino pork and peas)

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One pot.  Peas.  First I had the one pot jambalaya, then we had peas in the carbonara.  Put the two together and you get Pork Guisantes, or Filipino pork and peas.  Super duper easy and in the league of 30 minute meals, guisantes is … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara with Herb Poached Chicken

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I hate it when things don’t defrost on time.  I fully understand the microwave can assist me, but I prefer to have meats come to temp in the fridge.  And some things I read about microwaves make me paranoid so … Continue reading

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Mia Musings — I’ll try anything once. Okay, twice. Okay, as much as possible.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Mia.  Posting in general has become much more challenging since she has become more mobile.  And more demanding.  And napping less.  On the bright side, her boundless energy keeps me in shape. … Continue reading

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Jambalayahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……

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I’m trying to find one pot recipes.  Call it lazy, call it “I’m a mommy for goodnesss sake!”, call it what you will, I’m being real.  As much as I love the all day in kitchen meal, sometimes I just … Continue reading

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Braised Mustard Pork and Cabbage with Rosemary Potatoes

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Our baby (Mia) has a very international background.  On daddy’s side she is Irish, German, Ukrainian and Polish.  On mommy’s side she is Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.  With that many ethnicities, it’s no wonder my pantry looks like an international … Continue reading

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