guacamole recipe for cinco de mayo

Holy Guacamole!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! For Americans, it’s the perfect Mexican holiday that no Mexican would celebrate (outside of the ones in Puebla who kicked out the occupying French army on this day in 1862). Those of us north of the border have adopted…

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Gumbo!

It’s Fat Tuesday: a perfect time to share and prepare one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes from New Orleans: gumbo! This love affair has grown stronger every year as I have tinkered with the recipe, figured out what I wanted more…
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The Recipe for Good Luck in the New Year: Black-Eyed Peas!

The New Year is almost here!  And with that comes a great reason to throw a holiday party. For this occasion however, we bypass the New Year’s Eve ruckus to focus on the New Year’s Day goodness . . . as in the Rose Bowl Parade, football…

Pecan Pie Perfection

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday celebrations and, most importantly, festive feasting! Hands down, my favorite course of any feast is dessert. And at Thanksgiving, the traditional pumpkin pie and pecan pie are staples in our…
simple salmon dinner recipe

Simple Salmon Supper

I’m taking a break this week from my back-to-school series for a very important commercial break: what’s for dinner? Want to learn how to make the best, healthiest and easiest dinner ever? Even when you’re rushing home from work, or…
granola with nuts recipe

Crazy for this Granola!

It's back-to-school time, and with that comes stocking your pantry with easy breakfast items to grab when you're dashing out the door, or tasty afternoon snacks to serve your kids when they come running home, ravenous, for a treat. Here's…
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The World's Best Shredded Beef Tacos

Have you ever made something and you can’t believe how good it tastes? Then brace yourself for this: shredded beef tacos. These tantalizingly tasty treats were AHHH-mazing, and everyone came back for seconds and thirds. Now, I’m a Texas…

Throw a Fast & Fabulous Family-Friendly Fiesta (¡Viva El Slow Cooker!)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in LA, it’s convenience. With two working parents, a son with a full slate of activities, and a city that is gridlocked half the time, the trick is to simplify things and take advantage…
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Simple Cooking: A Dazzling Dessert

Do you like to be the hit of the dinner party, the belle of the potluck ball, the star of your Passover Seder? If so, I am going to give you the secret to making a splash wherever your dining adventures may take you: the dessert. In fact,…