Kitchen

The Heart of The Home

  • Turkey Daze Q&A with Richard Blais

      I met Richard a couple years ago and have been a huge fan ever since! He is a successful chef, restauranteur and James Beard Award nominated cookbook author! Not to mention the only Top Chef contestant (and winner!) to ever return to the series as a permanent judge! His…

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  • Dry Turkey Brine

    Everybody will tell you something different when it comes to a good turkey...and the truth is, there is no right way! We have prepared everything from spatchcock on a grill to tur-duck-en. At the end of the day, all we really want is juicy meat with crispy skin! I mean,…

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  • Fall Risotto With Crispy Shallots

    We don't always think of risotto as a Thanksgiving essential, and we should!! You can infuse so many flavors in to traditional risotto, and you can make a whole bunch all at one time...perfect for feeding a big table of family and friends! I made mine with butternut squash, but…

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  • Sweet Ricotta & Grapefruit Brûlée

    I have been working hard to get myself back in shape after having Ryan. Believe me, being a foodie/ food blogger...this is no easy task!! I came up with this recipe during a sweet craving. this no-bake dessert is light and fresh but still satisfies the need for something sweet.…

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  • Browned Butter

      The holidays are all about rich cozy flavors, and one great trick to have up your sleeve is a perfect brown butter! It can be used in so many different ways...from cookies and cakes to roasted chicken, pasta or risotto. You may have even "browned butter" on accident...in that…

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  • Forbidden Rice & Ginger Curry Soup

    This spooky time of year calls for all kinds of yummy treats! Usually, Halloween reminds me of candy and anything sugary and delicious. However...LA has decided to give us a few nice gloomy days that call for something warm and hearty. I say nice gloomy days because I live for…

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  • Molasses Sweet Potato Mash

    What a killer side dish for Thanksgiving! Instead of showing up with the traditional (and I actually think kinda yucky) marshmallow sweet potato bake, spice things up! I love sweet potatoes and think they are a must on any self respecting Thanksgiving table. Lucky for us, these could not be…

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  • Simple Pork Tenderloin

    I love making pork tenderloin! It truly is such a simple dish and it can take so many different forms. A dry rub gives you a smoky, spicy flavor...while a heaping spoonful of applesauce can give satisfy that sweet and salty craving. I tend to lean towards the spicy side,…

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  • Red Window Coffee

    Oh how I love a coffee walk up window! Red Window Coffee is my new favorite place on earth. They are brewin' up Blue Bottle Coffee...need I say more?? My order?  A New Orleans Cold Brew with almond milk, no sugar. Check out Red Window Coffee for yourself at 12953…

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  • Truffle Popcorn Grab Bags

    Halloween isn't always just about the candy! Especially if you are an adult (that is trying to lose baby weight..um hello!)... I love making gourmet popcorns for the adults to snack on!   You can get as creative as you want! I love anything truffle so I'm all about the…

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