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Seared Salmon with Caper Dill Sauce

In my eyes, sauces make everything better.  Every time I sear some type of meat in a pan and see those wonderful juices start rendering and all the marvelous fond (those little bits of browned yumminess stuck on the pan)

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Refreshing Endive Tuna Bites

This summer has been a HOT one and cooking has been tough to do with the past two weeks being in triple digits here in central California!  If you’re sick of sweating in front of the stove my endive tuna

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Poached Eggs

Simple Poached Eggs That Will Wow Them!

If you follow me on Instagram you know from my stories that I eat eggs on the regular.  Like, every single day.  For me they’re the perfect breakfast food, extremely versatile and, of course, nutritional.  Eggs are full of selenium,

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The BEST Ranch Dressing

Ranch is quite possibly my favorite way to dress a salad and it’s no surprise since its base is mayonnaise, which is my favorite condiment.  Unfortunately most ranch dressing sold in non-health food stores are full of preservatives and sugar, so

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Culinary School :: An Introduction

When I arrived on campus on the first day of culinary school in late November I was shaking.  The drive at 5:30am was 45 minutes of pure anxiety.  It down-poured the entire way over rural Central CA highways that are

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My 2016 Review :: What Worked & What Didn’t

2016 was easily one of the happiest for me in recent years, but the last three months were especially wonderful, where I hit my stride personally and professionally.  October is always a happy month for me, full of excitement as the

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Dear Babysitter…

I’ve been meaning to write you for years but was deep in The Trenches of motherhood and sitting down to compose sentences on the topic was not something I could mentally do (or really had time to do).  Until now.

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The Changing of Seasons

I remember when I was in high school it felt like I would be there forever.  Those four years dragged mercilessly as I navigated who I was and who I hoped to become.  Then all of a sudden it was

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