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Most grocers now devote an entire aisle to prepared pasta sauce.  Jarred sauces are great in a pinch (this is my go-to), but there’s something fresh and special about a simple sauce you make at home.  With a handful of ingredients, you can very easily pull together this vodka sauce … Read More

Because we all need some magic when energy is low and demands are high.  Roast salmon with a simple, yet impressive honey-mustardy-thymey glaze, can whip together for a weeknight meal or for a special dinner party or even a weeknight meal that feels like a special dinner party.

Sheeta Fajitas just in time for Cinco de Mayo.  We love our sheet-pan meals at crunchtime, but seasoning and (crunch)timing is everything.  Check out the steps to our chicken fajitas that are so simple and ingredients so few that you’ll have enough time on your hands to make homemade tortillas. … Read More

El Niño is at the door and he’s not leaving. Good thing we got prepped for this lasting rainy cold weather last year in France. And in France, like in most places, food saves the day. Because we live in Los Angeles, we don’t get too ornery about vacation weather … Read More

What to serve guests in the morning? It bakes while you prepare coffee, slice fruit, and take a moment of quiet before this happens.

Oatmeal hasn’t been my kid’s thing, since he was a baby.  Now that I think about it, maybe he always hated oatmeal but couldn’t avoid spoon-feeding.  Once … Read More

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