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Lady of Leisure

Lady of Leisure

As many people may know, Ann Erdman is now the former Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena. Today she is happily retired. A lady of leisure. Her fine character and her 25 years of service have been celebrated right and left, here and there, for the past 12 months. Just yesterday, Ann was [...]

Piña Colada Pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

I’ll bet nobody’s sent in this recipe! Next month, I’ll be doing brushetta. I actually had it all ready for this month, but my kids begged me to do pancakes first. Start with scrumptious Buttermilk Pancakes… Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons sugar 1 [...]

A New World of Creamy

A New World of Creamy

Quick, what’s white in color, has no fat, and can turn a mac and cheese dish into a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium? Normally, anything white makes the diet-conscious eater think, “Not me. No, thank you.” However, this pale pal is a low-carb-lover’s dream. Give up yet? (I know, I threw you [...]

Tuna Salad with Tarragon

Tuna Salad with Tarragon

Tuna salad can go, oh, so many ways: sweet, pickled, and crunchy; exotic, spicy, or unadorned; and augmented by macaroni, arugula, cottage cheese, or parmesan. Whether you’re using Bumblebee or grinding up last night’s yellowfin steaks, tuna salad is—almost—as American as apple pie. Tuna salad can be made with: Miracle Whip—we swear!—it’s called “Tempting Tuna [...]

Grillin’ the Pollo

Grillin’ the Pollo

Okay this isn’t the fanciest of dinners, but it’s a family favorite and very easy (you could almost say we’re cheating), and we love the smell of something grillin’ on the barbecue—especially when it’s out of season and on a rainy day. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts, enough to feed your crew, medium-sized Lemons Olive oil Freshly [...]

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Here is one of my new fave salad recipes. It is serious yum action… Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1½ teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 small Persian (or other) cucumbers, diced ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh parsley ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh dill ¼ cup fresh [...]

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper [...]

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

An oldie but a family-and-friend favorite, thanks to Molly Ringwald who shared this recipe with my mother when my sisters and I were all young’uns. As a pre-teen, and once I operated confidently around the kitchen, I commandeered this dessert, making it for holidays and special events. An aside: In my mid-20s, I spent half [...]

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Ingredients: 2 pounds cake flour 1 pound butter 2 eggs 6 ounces agave nectar 8 ounces white raisins 4 ounces coconut shavings Pinch of salt Directions: Beat butter in mixer until softened and slightly creamy (about one minute on high speed; about 4 minutes on low speed). On low speed, add the egg and agave [...]

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

Yield: approx. (10) 2 ounce cakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 apple, minced 1/2 celery stalk, minced 1 garlic clove, minced, sautéed 2 tablespoons onion, minced, sautéed 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco 1 teaspoon mayonnaise [...]

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