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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR GASTRO GEEKS! This New Years Eve was a special night of celebrating with one of our favorite simple things (tacos!) and incorporating a few new tricks (cactus anyone?). There are two traditions I will definitely keep well into the new year: making my own tortillas and continuing to fine tune my slasa...
Merry Christmas! Candy Cane Cookies And Traditions

Merry Christmas! Candy Cane Cookies And Traditions

This is the one time of year when I tie on that apron, get elbow deep in flour and do some serious baking. I’m sentimental that way and traditions run deep, especially food traditions. My fondest memories of the holiday season include my sister and I being lined up in my mother’s kitchen for cookie...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I took this photo mid-way through 5 lbs of granny smiths and an annual tradition making the family applesauce. I will delightfully note the recipe copy I own {an email dated from 2005, yet a recipe multiple generations old and printed on creased/stained 11×17 paper for some unknown reason}, my mother marked  “Peel, core, and...
Detox Redux: Happy New Year?

Detox Redux: Happy New Year?

Let it be known: I am no fan of this master cleanse nonsense.  Lemon and cayenne pepper?! Ten days!? Yuck. No thank you. I do, however,  feel the need to change a few things about my diet post holiday. You know, put down that eggnog (read: booze) and maybe lift up a free weight (or...