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Farro and Arugula Salad

May13

farro salad

I keep doing this. I fall off the face of the planet and then I come back apologizing for being gone for so long. But here’s the deal: My life; my kids, husband, and commitments surrounding them are what comes first. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my recipes and writing for Mommy Bistro. It’s that I was busy playing an epic game of hide-n-go-seek or teaching our daughters how to tie their shoes. It’s that I’ve been busy volunteering for their two schools or taking them to gymnastics and art class. Read the rest of this entry »

Chorizo Mac-N-Cheese

February26

Chorizo Mac N Cheese

Storm Watch 2014 is here.

We’ve had a super mild winter. And by super mild, I mean we really haven’t had one. I still have a flip flop tan and it’s been averaging between 70-80 everyday for months. Well, get out your emergency supplies, make sure you have batteries in your flashlights and totally forget how to drive a vehicle in that stuff that falls from the sky cause THE BIGGEST WINTER STORM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND is about to hit Southern California. Read the rest of this entry »

Thai Peanut Noodles

January29

Thai noodles

Global Warming. My dad’s favorite subject these days.

“Just look at California! 80 degrees in January! Our planet was not meant for 7 billion people!”
“It’s just going to get worse. Soon, Southern California will be under water because the polar ice caps are melting!”

And it goes on…and on…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bacon Crisps

December10

Bacon Crisps

It’s official. Thanksgiving is over. It is usually my favorite holiday. I love having my house full of people, making lots of delicious food and keeping busy in the kitchen. I don’t know if it is because school has been so busy with the kids or I was having some kitchen burn out but this year I was the scrooge of Turkey Day. I think we will be taking a little break next year. This was my NINTH year hosting…and I deserve a break! See? I’m STILL grumpy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Caramel Toffee Ice Cream

November22

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This has been on my list for a year. I have a running list of ideas I keep. I will be watching a cooking show, see a food item at the store, or my kids will say something and it gets my brain Read the rest of this entry »

Fettuccine a la Pumpkin

November21

fettuccine pumpkin

Have I mentioned that Pixie has almost finished her second season of soccer? Have I mentioned how I am counting down the damn minutes until the last game this Saturday at 1:00 PM? Seriously, don’t judge me if at the final whistle Read the rest of this entry »

Butternut Squash Lasagna

November20

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This recipe screams Fall to me. It is so simple, savory and downright delicious. It is a must for a day when the weather is cooler, leaves are changing colors, and you have super cozy slippers (and a glass of wine!) Read the rest of this entry »

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Spice Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

November19

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It was only a few weeks into the school year when it was my turn to prepare a special breakfast treat for the teachers. I wanted it to be something special. Something that started their day with a smile and a delicious treat. Read the rest of this entry »

Sriracha Chicken Skewers

September25

Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Contrary to popular belief, there is a stay at home mom uniform. My hubby wears suits and dress shirts and ties and nice things to work. He sees people dressed nicely all day. And then he comes home and sees me in sweats, t-shirts, gym clothes, or some sort of stained article of clothing that would not go over well in an office environment. But it certainly adheres to the very strict stay at home mom dress code: Quick and Comfortable.

Next time you are wandering the grocery store mid-week, take a look around. Most likely you will see a gaggle of moms sporting their Lululemon compression capris with flashy Asics and some version of a Victoria’s Secret Pink t-shirt, sweatshirt or tank. Read the rest of this entry »

Balsamic Pesto

August31

balsamic pesto

So far today I’ve dropped my big girl at kinder, gone to a PTA meeting, taken Rosie to the vet, signed up for dance class, went to the dentist, replaced the water filter on our fridge and replaced the wheels on my dishwasher.
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  • Farro and Arugula Salad
    I keep doing this. I fall off the face of the planet and then I come back apologizing for being gone for so long. But here’s the deal: My life; my kids, husband, and commitments surrounding them are what comes first. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my recipes and writing for Mommy Bistro. […]
  • Chorizo Mac-N-Cheese
    Storm Watch 2014 is here. We’ve had a super mild winter. And by super mild, I mean we really haven’t had one. I still have a flip flop tan and it’s been averaging between 70-80 everyday for months. Well, get out your emergency supplies, make sure you have batteries in your flashlights and totally forget […]
  • Thai Peanut Noodles
    Global Warming. My dad’s favorite subject these days. “Just look at California! 80 degrees in January! Our planet was not meant for 7 billion people!” “It’s just going to get worse. Soon, Southern California will be under water because the polar ice caps are melting!” And it goes on…and on…. I would honestly LOVE some […]
  • Bacon Crisps
    It’s official. Thanksgiving is over. It is usually my favorite holiday. I love having my house full of people, making lots of delicious food and keeping busy in the kitchen. I don’t know if it is because school has been so busy with the kids or I was having some kitchen burn out but this […]
  • Caramel Toffee Ice Cream
      This has been on my list for a year. I have a running list of ideas I keep. I will be watching a cooking show, see a food item at the store, or my kids will say something and it gets my brain working. The list is currently about 50 items long. I have […]