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Favorite Recipes of 2011

Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

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Delicious and Unprocessed: Flavored Coffee Creamer

Coffee with Homemade Creamer

I’m taking a break from writing about sourdough today to talk about something that’s equally important in life.  Coffee.  I know that many of you love it as much as I do.  And in addition to coffee, I bet lots of you are addicted to those flavored creamers.  I’m not judging – I used to be a fan of the hazelnut variety myself.  But those colorful plastic bottles that promise to turn your cup of coffee into a candy bar are trouble – especially if you’re one of the 2000+ participating in October Unprocessed this month.  Have you looked at the list of ingredients?  Notice how “cream” is not one of them?  If you haven’t bothered to look for yourself, here’s what you can expect to find: Continue reading →

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Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon

For those who still have access to fresh sweet corn and tomatoes, I wanted to share a delicious recipe I put together for Fresno Flavor using our local produce.  If you’ve never tried a corn salad with bacon, I suggest you give it a try!

Sweet Corn, Bacon, and Tomato Salad recipe at Fresno Flavor

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My Favorite McCormick Gourmet Spices and a Big Giveaway

McCormick Spices

I have a question for you.  What are your favorite dried herbs and spices and how do you like to use them?  I use so many, so often, it’s really hard for me to pick favorites, but I thought I’d share a few that I seem to turn to most often lately. Continue reading →

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Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn

Creamy Guacamole

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika

Smoked Tuna Dip

Smoked Tuna Dip

Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip with Lemon and Chives

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip with Lemon and Chives

Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

Beef and Three Bean Chili

Beef and Three Bean Chipotle Chili

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

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Summer Fest: A Celebration of Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Bruschetta with Chevre and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

The Summer Fest theme this week is tomatoes and I can’t think of a better thing to talk about than slow-roasted tomatoes.  I made these for the first time last September and they were absolutely amazing.  Although I made them a few more times throughout the year with grocery store cherry tomatoes, I’ve been waiting for some good summer tomatoes to roast. Continue reading →

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Food Blog Friday: Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak from Blue Kitchen

Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak from Blue Kitchen

I love grilled beef.  I especially love grilled flank steak.  Today I’m introducing you to one of my favorite food bloggers, Terry from Blue Kitchen, and his recipe for Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak.  The meat is slow-marinated in a mixture of coriander, cumin, cinnamon, fresh ginger, and garlic before it meets the grill.  Yes, it smells and tastes just as fantastic as it sounds. Continue reading →

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Recommended: Food News Journal

Are you interested in what’s going in the world of food?  If so, I’d like to recommend a great site I’ve been following called Food News Journal.  It’s a gathering of some of the best in food current events including articles, essays, and even food blog posts. All of the headlines are listed on one easy-to-navigate page.  It’s simple, distraction free, and I love it.  The content is updated each weekday from a huge variety of sources and I find several interesting things each time I visit.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

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