Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee Sauce

My tomato plants. They are crazy. Out of control crazy. They've actually gotten so big and viney that they seem to have stopped producing as much fruit as they were before. So since I'd rather have fruit than lots of vines, I decided to cut the plants back. I was minding my own business, snipping shooters here, a rogue branch there. I started daydreaming and stopped paying attention and suddenly I realized I had hacked off a vine with three huge, beautiful-- but still green-- tomatoes attached. Aww, shucks! I was bummed out for a minute or two, but then thought... hey! Green tomatoes! I can … [Read More...]

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pasta

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pasta

Happy Hump Day, friends! We are halfway to another weekend already, wahoo! We spent last weekend down in Santa Monica visiting Nick’s sister and her adorable new puppy, Loki. Kaiser totally dug hanging out with his cousin all weekend, especially frolicking at the beach. Saturday was my first beach day of the ENTIRE SUMMER, so… 

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Horse Cupcakes

Horse Cupcakes

Alright people, how adorable are these? Horses are up there with birds on my list of animals I kinda sorta wish were extinct, but I can’t deny how cute the Nutter Butter version is! While I may not be much of a horse fan (slash, they scare me with their gigantic creepiness), my boss loves… 

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

SRC: Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

Happy Monday! Today is a great day to start the week because it’s Secret Recipe Club day! Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it!… 

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Banh Mi Hot Dogs with Sriracha Mayo

Banh Mi Hot Dogs with Sriracha Mayo

I’ve been slacking here lately. I know. Part of it is because we’ve been busy, and part of it is because I have so many garden veggies that I’m just making the same summer veggie staples over and over and not venturing out to anything new. Lots of tomato sauces, zucchini gratins, grilled veggies and… 

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Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the dehydrator

Homemade Sun-Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes. I have tomatoes coming out my ears! More tomatoes than we can eat, give away and make into sauce for the freezer. So I thought… how else can I preserve these summer beauties? How about drying them out?! We have a dehydrator for making jerky when Nick is on a… 

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Coconut Zucchini Muffins

Coconut Zucchini Muffins

You guys… last night a miracle happened. I touched my toes. OK, maybe this doesn’t seem like a miracle. But it really is. This was the first time in my entire life that I’ve ever touched my toes. Seriously. As a runner (who totally never stretches before or after running… meh), I have super tight… 

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