Cacio e Pepe (inspired) Gnocchi

We bought a fresh pack of potato gnocchi that sat in the pantry for a week or so. Then one night the husband said he’d like to make cacio e pepe again but wanted to add bacon to it. I know that’s not cacio e pepe. But we do what we want. And if we…

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An Appreciation for the Taco Salad

Guys, I know taco salad gets a bad rap. Even Jim Gaffigan makes fun of taco salad. But you know it’s good and you’re just pretending you’re too good for it. Or maybe you are, but I’m not. I’m open about my guilty pleasures. A salad that is mainly beans, cheese, and rice in an…

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Strawberry Spring Spritzer

We had a lot of leftover White Zinfandel from our wedding. Since it’s on the sweeter side, the best use we’ve found for the extra wine is to make it our spring cocktail staple. Here’s how to make my Strawberry Spring Spritzer, which has become my best poolside friend. Ingredients 1 box strawberries 1 large…

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LA Brunch List: Spring ’19

There is something about warm weather and brunch that just goes together. Sure, you can eat brunch any time of the year. But I enjoy it best sitting in the sun, on a cushioned bench and with many dog friends around for company. I’ve been on a roll these last couple weekends and wanted to…

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Bulgogi Ssam

It’s summertime! Well, actually it’s spring in LA. This is basically summer for us because we go from 50-degree weather to 90 in one weekend. #globalwarming One of my favorite easy dinner recipes when the warm weather starts are lettuce wraps. This combination will work with a variety of meats and veggies. Below are the…

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