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Arugula Quinoa Salad – Food Friday

Last weekend I tried California Pizza Kitchen’s Quinoa + Arugula Salad and loved it.  I decided to make my own version and it was so colorful I had to photograph it: The California Pizza Kitchen version had pine nuts and asparagus, … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Butter Press Cookies

Whether you call them “Butter Cookies”, “Press Cookies” or “Spritzes” these cookies are my absolute favorite for Christmas.  They look so festive yet are easy to make (usually). They are small but very rich and buttery. Since they aren’t terribly … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Not long ago I found a Lodge cast iron skillet with a great rustic patina at my favorite thrift store.  Ever since, I’ve been on the lookout for some good recipes to make in it and shoot for stock imagery.  When … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Chocolate Chunk Cookies

One of our favorite cookie recipes was the subject of a photo shoot this week, so I though I’d post the recipe for this week’s Food Friday.  These gookies cookies are so big and yummy, one batch doesn’t really yield … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Vegetarian Spinach and White Bean Chili

Nearly a year ago my 16 year-old daughter decided to become a vegetarian.  I admire her dedication to this decision but not always for the food choices she makes.  No, Top Ramen, Kraft Mac-n-Cheese and Cherrios does not make for … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Discovering Quinoa

I recently discovered Quinoa… I had bought some red quinoa years ago, but not having researched how to prepare it, I simply boiled it with no seasoning – boring…  It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I decided to give … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Raspberry Cornbread Crumble

I’m not known to be a great cook, especially if you ask my children, but I occasionally like to come up with my own recipes.  Usually I stick to concocting something with lemon and garlic, but I had some corn … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad

This is a yummy, healthy, and colorful salad that was fun to photograph.  Actually,  I was just adding the chopped ingredients into a bowl to make the salad with no intention to do a photo shoot.  The multi-colored layers viewed … Continue reading

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Rice Krispie Cookies

One of my mom’s favorite cookie recipes is the cookie featured in a recent iStockPhoto shoot I did. My daughter loves these cookies and calls them “PJ Cookies” for Peggie James, my mother’s name. Unfortunately, my daughter never knew my … Continue reading

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