Nakano Splash Madness Sweepstakes

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Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Summer Rolls Nakano Vinegar is a staple at my house. It’s been my favorite brand since I got married. Since Asian Chicken Salad and Summer Rolls are some of our […]

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Good & Cheap Eats for Cinco de Mayo

salsa verde beef

Carnitas Soft Tacos May is one of my very favorite months of the year. My birthday + My anniversary + Mother’s Day = the trifecta that plagues my husband, poor man. But, besides the presents and celebrations galore, May signals the end of the school year approaching, the arrival of warmer weather, and of course, […]

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Meal Planning When You’re Writing a Cookbook

There’s a distinct irony in the fact that I’m currently in the throes of writing a cookbook, preparing mountains of food, and feeding my family more take-out than usual. I chalk it up to the need for focus. On days when I’m testing and retesting recipes, we eat like kings. On days when I’m writing, we […]

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The Great Tuna Salad Debate

tuna salad

When I was growing up, tuna salad sandwiches were some of my favorites. My mom mixed up a delicious concoction to serve on wheat, rye or pita breads, usually topped with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, I was mocked ridiculously in the lunch room, but I didn’t care. I loved it. However, I’ve found that some do […]

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Fancy Hamburger Buns (What’s On Your Plate?)

kaiser bun

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Meyer Lemon Tea Muffins

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My childhood home has a Meyer lemon tree growing in the backyard. It’s over 40 years old, and yet my dad is able to harvest hundreds of lemons from it every year — and share them with me. We love it! I lived a privileged life as a child in as much as I had […]

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Spring Meals & Unpredictable Weather (Meal Planning)

artichoke pizza slices

This past week has been filled with some meal planning fails, like forgetting to thaw the turkey in time for Easter. And some meal planning triumphs, like the rocking dinner we had on Friday night with an Artichoke-Sundried Tomato Pizza. Yes, ma’am, that was good. Some times the plan works, and sometimes I fail to […]

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Looking for an Easy Easter Fix?

Fruit Salad

Are you a little late in the game when it comes to Easter meal planning? No worries, I got ya covered. Pop over to Food Your Way where I’m sharing a make ahead menu. From the post, If you’re just now thinking about Sunday’s meal plan, don’t despair. Breakfast to the rescue! Well, brunch, actually. […]

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Easy Garlic Green Beans

easy garlic green beans

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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3 Easter Dinner Menus to Inspire You

I love menu planning, especially for a special occasion, like Easter. It’s enjoyable to me to think about how to vary textures, flavors, and colors. Sometimes I can get carried away, though. Just ask my husband. He’s been known to claim widowhood for the days leading up to a big event. But, I’m getting better. […]

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