Monthly Archives July 2014

Fish Tacos


Looking for a simple, light, and easy fish taco recipe? Here it is! Use your favorite white fish, marinade a day ahead or just before you cook it, and serve with the delicious cabbage salad.
Fish Ingredients:
1 pound flaky white fish fillets, such as haddock, halibut or cod (I used Cod)
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon pimento or paprika
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup canola, ...
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Homemade Salsa

You can double this recipe if you are making it for a larger group. This will make about 2 pints. Perfect with chips, tacos, and eggs.
1 can (14.5 oz.) Stewed Tomatoes, not drained
1 roma tomato, chopped
1/2 Can (2 oz.) Chopped Green Chiles
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Jalapeno Pepper with seeds – chopped (more if you would like it spicier)
1/4 cup Cilantro – chopped without st...
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Southwest Caesar Salad & Garlic Croutons


A former co-worker Tyler sent me this recipe. I couldn’t be happier. I love Caesar salad at restaurants but hadn’t attempted it at home. I took the recipe and made a couple alterations. It came out wonderful. You must like cilantro, garlic, and anchovies to enjoy this one. Packed with bold delicious flavors! Thank you Tyler for sharing this with us.
Special Note: If you don’t like anchovies, you ...
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Chocolate Chip Pizooki

There’s a restaurant chain called BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. They are known for 3 things in my book: Their own brewed beers, delicious pizza, and the Pizookie. If you’ve never been there, you should really try to make it by. Grab a beer, a pizza, and save room for dessert. You can’t go wrong with the Pizookie Trio. You get 3 options and it is enough to share with 4 people or more...
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Mary had a Little Yam Mash

As you begin to wean your baby into solid foods, this is one vegetable puree they will be sure to love. It has a nice blend of flavors and you can omit anything you feel won’t work for your little one. Adults: you will enjoy this dish too!
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
3 TBSP whole corn kernels, cooked...
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1st Year Baby Food Chart

Use this guide to find out what and how much to feed your child in the first year. The amounts are meant as rough guidelines only, so don’t worry if your little one eats a bit more or less than shown. It’s a good idea to discuss your solid feeding plan with your child’s doctor before getting started. Always listen to your doctor first. *These are only suggestions.
You don’t have to introduce foods to your chil...
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Pesto Sauce


A pesto recipe that can be used so many different ways. It is best served on baguettes or tossed with pasta for a delicious lunch or dinner. The addition of red pepper flakes gives it a little heat making this one of the best pesto sauces I’ve ever had.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: Approx. 2 cups pesto

1/2 cup toasted whole almonds
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Fried Plantains AKA Tostones

If you live in the Claremont/Pomona area in Southern California, or surrounding area…you will want to try Inka Trails Peruvian Restaurant. It is a hidden gem located off Towne & Foothill in Claremont. You will want to have reservations in advance. My husband gets their BISTEK A LA POBRE and asks them to fry the Top sirloin steak, served with beans, rice, fried egg and the best fried plantains I’ve ever had...
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Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad


This is a perfect potluck dish. Everyone loves fresh fruit. Especially when everything is in season. Rachel Schultz adds a special secret ingredient to make this simple fruit salad make fireworks in your mouth. Dry instant vanilla pudding mix. Crowd pleaser!
2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pound of strawberries, quartered
½ pint blueberries or 6oz. container
½ ...
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