Sweet Potato Bites 3 Ways

by on Dec 29th, 2011 // Appetizers, Snacks

Whenever I take my little guy to the store with me and he gets very excited in the produce section, running around like a wild man grabbing anything and everything. Usually I put most of it back but this time …

Chickpea Latkes

by on Dec 23rd, 2011 // Appetizers, Holiday

We love Hanukkah.  For the kids it’s all about the gifts.  For the adults it’s all about the potato pancakes!

This week, as I was whizzing up potatoes and dreaming of frying them up and smothering them in sour cream …

My Kid Made Dessert: ‘Chocolate Dreams’

by on Dec 22nd, 2011 // Desserts, Kid-tastic

My little Los Angeles family unit has joined my big family unit for the holidays up at my parents’ house in the mountains of southern Oregon. On our first night after spending a long day hunting down the perfect Christmas …

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Swell Supper: Hanukkah Feast

by on Dec 18th, 2011 // Swell Suppers

Passover Reimagined: Rosemary Rib Roast

I may celebrate the other, more commercialized holiday this time of year, but that’s not going to stop me from cooking up a holiday feast. We’ve got tons of friends who celebrate Hanukkah so I’m putting together a menu that …

Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts

by on Dec 15th, 2011 // Desserts, Holiday

Last week we made candy cane white chocolate pretzels which disappeared. This week I’m craving dark chocolate with candy canes. Good thing we had a girls cupcake decorating party with some left over cake mix. I busted out my donut …

Swell Supper: A Whoville Inspired Feast

by on Dec 11th, 2011 // Swell Suppers, Uncategorized

Veggie Macaroni Bake

It’s time for our annual How The Grinch Stole Christmas viewing and this year we are stepping it up by creating a feast inspired by the holiday classic. We are serving up some Grinchy, Christmas ball-y, colorful and fun whoville …

Candy Cane White Chocolate Pretzels

by on Dec 8th, 2011 // Desserts, Holiday

It’s that time of year when we make delicious homemade goodies for our friends and loved ones. Our family has taken to sampling every kind of treat we can get our hands on and the one we keep coming back …

Swell Supper: Fajita Night!

by on Dec 3rd, 2011 // Swell Suppers, Uncategorized

This time of year gets so crazy with holiday activities and parties and school functions. It sure doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for the warm home cooked me we all want at the end of a cold, busy …

Baked Corn Dogs, Muffin Style

by on Dec 1st, 2011 // Dinner, Kid-tastic, Lunch, Snacks, Uncategorized

We don’t eat a lot of corn dogs around here, but my daughter has recently become quite the fan. I just can’t feed my kid a hot dog covered in fried cornbread, but I want to satisfy her craving. So …

Swell Supper: Thanksgiving Detox

by on Nov 27th, 2011 // Swell Suppers

Pan Seared Salmon

I CAN’T eat another Thanksgiving leftover. No more turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy sandwiches. I can’t even stomach the turkey enchiladas (though they were delish). It’s time for something completely different that won’t make me feel like I just ate …