Watermelon Jicama Salad

I’ve finally fessed up to subscribing to People Magazine. I feel like it keeps me up-to-date on the who’s who and what’s happening. It’s probably not working because I’ve never been accused by my kids of being hip. But occasionally, there are recipes in the back pages of People, and some times I make them,

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Pisco Sour

Last year, my husband and I took a major trip through Central and South American countries. It had been our dream to visit Machu Piccu In Peru and we finally did. After getting to Cusco right in time for lunch, I was handed my first Pisco sour. After one sip, I handed it off to

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Pink Prosecco Margarita

My friend Dan loves a good cocktail. So when he made a point to text me this recipe, I knew it would be good. He found it online originally, and made a few adaptations, but because I don’t know the origin, I’ll just call it Dan’s recipe. It’s basically the ingredients for a real margarita,

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Thai Beef Salad

Recently, I came across a Christopher Kimball recipe that caught my attention. It’s a Thai-inspired salad with skirt steak. Nothing terribly unique, except that when I make salads, they tend to be of the Southwestern ilk, with greens, beans, vegetables, and goat cheese. Kimball’s Recipe has grilled steak, vegetables, shallots, cilantro,and a flavorful fish sauce-based

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Lime Ice Cream

When it comes to home cooking, I rarely make the same thing twice, let alone multiple times. It’s just how I roll, thus my motto, “so much food, so little time!” There’s just too much out there to try! But this ice cream is one major exception. I’ve been making it for years. My kids

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A Real Margarita

Rarely do I order a margarita at a restaurant. Unless it’s a Mexican restaurant with top-shelf margaritas shaken to order by a bartender, they tend to be heavy on the sweet-and-sour-mix. What that means is the following: 1. You don’t taste the tequila. 2. Your mouth puckers from the sweet-sour. 3. You invariably get a

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Coconut Willy

My husband and I were in Kauai this past February on Valentine’s Day. At the poolside bar, our waitress informed us of a Valentine’s special drink, called a Coconut Willy. Being ever so daring, I ordered one. Turns out it was the most delicious pool drink we’ve ever had. (Pool drinks typically translate to overpriced,

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Mintade

Many years ago when I was planning my daughter’s wedding day, with the anticipation of having lots people in the house, I wanted to have a refreshing drink available as an alternative to water. And an alternative to booze as well, in order to prevent any potential mishaps. Maybe I’ve watched too many viral videos

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Pho

I’m positive that most all of you food lovers out there in the blogosphere have enjoyed pho, that quintessentially Vietnamese soup that’s equally messy and delicious. Especially those of you who live in larger cities, where there tend to be a delicious variety of ethnic restaurants. Myself, I never indulged in pho until just recently,

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