Kourabiedesv1 The Art of Eating a Cookie.

(Pssst…if you’re planning a sneak a cookie, Kourabiedes are not good candidates.  Actually, any cookie covered in powdered sugar will betray you almost every time.)

Be Prepared.  [click to continue…]


Coleslaw v1

So, here’s the plan. After a weekend of indulgence, you can clean up your act by feeding your body with foods that’ll put it back into balance. Not quite like confession but you’ve got to start somewhere. [click to continue…]


Duck Confit ReubenThe Girls lunched at Ella Dining Room and Bar in downtown Sacramento.  The elegant and urban dining component of the Selland Family Restaurants, Ella is named for Randall Selland and Nancy Zimmer’s granddaughter.  Lunch was bright and sunny as we sat near the large windows overlooking 12th Street. [click to continue…]


Red Lentil Soup v1

Lentils – red, green , yellow, black, French green – what are lentils anyway?

Lentils are part of the [click to continue…]

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Grand Marnier Scampi v1Shrimp with garlic and butter splashed with a little white wine – what’s not to like about this classic combination?

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Open Mouth Laughs

Preparing for the new lunar year is a busy time for many Cantonese households.  There are homes to clean, debts to pay, children to instruct  – use kind words [click to continue…]