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love is a porchetta sandwich

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Apparently 2011 is the year to get married.  Seven (yes, seven!) of my nearest & dearest are tying the knot this year. And not even one of the weddings is where I live.  Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  San Francisco, Savannah, Atlanta, Santa Barbara… it could definitely be worse.

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roasted pumpkin seeds, 4 ways

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Every year we look forward to carving jack o’ lanterns for Halloween.. and somehow every year, we forget what a pain it is to clean out all the pumpkins.  But at least there’s one very tasty upside to all of that manual labor – roasted pumpkin seeds!

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salted, brown butter rice krispie treats

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There are only so many chocolate-bacon concoctions I can devour before I start to crave the old-school classics.  When I was little, I loved climbing up on a stool to help my mom make Rice Krispie treats… it seemed magical that something so delicious could come out of a box of cereal!

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review: westside tavern, west la

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Situated on the ground floor of the Westside Pavilion Mall, just below The Landmark theater, Westside Tavern is a great date-night spot.  The lighting is low enough that we’re looking pretty good & the cocktails are so well-balanced that after downing 3 of them.. I know we’re lookin’ good! Perfect date-night spot indeed.

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fruit for grown ups

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Growing up in Missouri, there were two distinct camps regarding the proper way to eat a watermelon.  Salted or Plain.  Now, I always thought those people who salted their watermelon were total weirdos.  I mean, who puts salt on their fruit?!  As it turns out, I stand corrected.  Seasoned fruit is amazing.

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death by chocolate?

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There are few things in this world I love as much as chocolate.  I could eat it every single day and to be honest with you, I usually do.  But every once in a while I start to feel guilty about my gluttony and turn to a healthier way to get my chocolate fix:  Cocoa Nibs!

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heaven is a food truck

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How on earth has nobody thought of this before?!  Or, if they have.. why oh why didn’t I know about it?  Thanks to the TruckIt Fest at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles this Sunday afternoon, there will be 40 different food trucks gathered in one place for your gluttonous enjoyment.

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