07/16/13
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Gazpacho & Ahi Tuna Salad Sandwiches

MONDAY Gazpacho  |  Tuna Salad Sandwiches   “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”  ~ Mark Twain   I know it is summer out there…somewhere.  I hear from friends back in New York City about the heat and humidity and, after living for several years in Dallas, Texas, I cannot Continue reading → «Gazpacho & Ahi Tuna Salad Sandwiches»

07/12/13
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Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad

THURSDAY Filet Mignon Sliders with Sautéed Mushrooms on Toasted Brioche Buns  |  Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette & Parmesan Shavings   I knew Michael would be coming home today when I planned our dinner menu last week.  After four days of airplane food and meals eaten during meetings in conference rooms, I wanted to prepare Continue reading → «Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad»

06/19/13
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A Baseball Picnic

TUESDAY TPLL 2013 Championship Game Roast Turkey, Green Apple, Triple-Cream Brie & Chutney on Croissants  |  Chopped Kale Salad with Golden Raisins & Pine Nuts  |  Spring Tabbouleh  |  Bakery Potato Chips  |  Red Fruit Salad The last four or five days have been a blur around here…attempting to manage two baseball games over the Continue reading → «A Baseball Picnic»

06/18/13
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Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches

MONDAY Crispy Pancetta, Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches  |  Fresh Cherries One of my favorite sandwiches is the classic “BLT” {bacon, lettuce & tomato} and the best time to enjoy one of these beauties is during the summer when heirloom tomatoes are hanging heavy on the vine.  My tomato plants {Julia Child and Paul Robeson} Continue reading → «Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches»

05/3/13
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Classic Club Sandwiches & Homemade Potato Chips

THURSDAY Turkey Club Sandwiches  |  Oven-Baked “Dirty” Potato Chips Once again this week, dinner luck was on my side.  When I planned this week’s dinner menu {last week} I had no idea how hot the weather would turn here in Northern California.  Last night we dined on, what James Villas {food critic for Town & Continue reading → «Classic Club Sandwiches & Homemade Potato Chips»

04/4/13
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Slow Cooker Tomato Soup & Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwiches

THURSDAY Slow Cooker Tomato Soup  |  Grilled Gruyère Cheese Sandwiches     This morning we woke to the sound of rain beating down against the windows.  I opened the bedroom shutters to find a blanket of fog covering our little corner of the world, hiding the ships entering and leaving the Bay, the dull drone Continue reading → «Slow Cooker Tomato Soup & Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwiches»

03/18/13
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Corned Beef on Rye & Pickles

MONDAY Corned Beef on Rye Sandwiches  |  Pickles   Rainy Days & Mondays… After such a lovely weekend together, we all disperse into several different schedules on Monday morning.  Saturday & Sunday {on a “normal” weekend}…I love waking up, all together, weekend breakfasts in the kitchen…Michael & I, with the children, all of us in Continue reading → «Corned Beef on Rye & Pickles»

03/4/13
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Ciabatta with Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone

MONDAY Ciabatta with Slow-Roasted Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone  | Baked, Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream Dipping Sauce I love left-overs that aren’t really left-overs…you know what I mean:  the same meal – two nights in a row.  Re-purposing is a hot term these days & that is how I like to Continue reading → «Ciabatta with Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone»

02/27/13

A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show

WEDNESDAY Jambon Beurre {Parisian-Style Ham Sandwiches}  |  Carrot Sticks  |  Citrus Salad  |  Teddie’s Apple Cake Getting two girls packed and prepared to spend four days at a horse show is not easy.  Getting two horses packed and prepared to accompany those girls to said show is even harder.  Horses need a LOT of stuff {even Continue reading → «A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show»

02/12/13

Cupcakes {Part One}!

MONDAY Sliced Brisket with Onions on Soft Potato Rolls  |  French “Peasant” Beets   Tonight’s dinner was pretty simple…simply reheat the brisket & onions and prepare the beets {the recipe is pretty straight forward}.  So I decided to skip the regular dinner post & tackle my first Valentine’s Day project…Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Ombré Frosting!  I Continue reading → «Cupcakes {Part One}!»