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Ants and Cinnamon – did you know? And Easy Apricot Chicken

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 Ants have been eating our doggie’s food from his dish – and crawling all over it the moment we put it down. We tried this home remedy and it worked! We sprinkled cinnamon all over the ground under the dish … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Enjoying the early fall weather – gorgeous time of year!

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  The California Drought Continues. We worry a lot about our water bill which is HUGE and getting larger. We get no release for being an agricultural property. And we recycle, and reclaim etc etc. But the bill keeps going … Continue reading

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And finally in California it is cooling down – just a little – time for great recipes!

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It has been a very long summer and I look longingly at my fall and winter clothes. Thank goodness I can wear some of them now! East coast travel is looking like lots of fun! Spent a few days in … Continue reading

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Sea Bass and Meyer Lemon and Cilantro – Cooking with kids!

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In our area, Santa Monica Seafood is one of the best purveyors of sea food in Los Angeles. Fortunately AMAZON FRESH delivers products from there, directly to my home. I use AMAZON FRESH two to three times a week. It … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup – easy and filling

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Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker ( from All Recipes with some changes) INGREDIENTS 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes,mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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Spending time with family – focus on the positive! A family bonding recipe – fast and easy

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All families have their challenges – it is so important to focus on the positive – you can only be upset if you choose to be – and although sometimes family gatherings tend to trigger old hurts, there is always something … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – holiday season means lots of cakes, cookies and treats – how about a healthy meal? Chicken Cilantro Lemon Tortilla Sandwiches!

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I love grilled chicken. So do our grandchildren, Jack and Jonah, Noah and Gabriel, our twins. Here the twins are in prison garb just before their first birthdays – cute eh? We make cooking this dish into a special event by … Continue reading

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Yogurt – so many ways to use this healthy dish – cooking with kids especially!

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We make our own yogurt from our goats milk and use it in many dishes when cooking with kids. It is creamy and delicious. I also enjoy FAGE non fat yogurt when I am looking for a lower calorie dish. … Continue reading

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