Time to Cook!

Inspiration for wholesome weeknight & weekend cooking.

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

I’m always looking for a tasty slow cooker recipe.  The slow cooker is such a time saver during…

November 5, 2016
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Salted Oatmeal Cookies with Dark Chocolate

This is a tasty oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that’s simple to make.  It’s a nice…

March 4, 2016
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Eleven Madison Park Granola

I know I can’t complain about all of the rain we’ve been getting in California, but this…

January 19, 2016
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Blackberry Cobbler

A trip to the farmer’s market might inspire you to bake this simple summer dessert.  The night…

July 20, 2015
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Morning Glory Muffins

Oh, these muffins.  Don’t ask me how many I just ate!  The recipe was given to me over a…

January 28, 2015
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Japanese Style Sesame Dressing

I’m always looking for a fresh, new salad dressing and when I learned how easy this one is to…

November 5, 2014
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Mapo Tofu

Think of this as an Americanized version of a Chinese stir fry — tasty and only takes 15 minutes…

September 24, 2014
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Healthy Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

This is a wonderful tasting, moist and healthy muffin that you can feel good about giving to your kids…

September 6, 2014
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Orzo and Spinach Salad

I love the Orzo and Spinach Salad that Whole Foods makes and thought about replicating it at home.  A…

August 19, 2014
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Crazy Good Spinach Smoothie

My neighbor Jess was telling me about a smoothie that she made everyday for a year.  I figured if…

June 29, 2015
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Spinach Smoothie

I don’t own a Vitamix.  I’ve never done a cleanse or a detox.  But I do love a good,…

July 30, 2014
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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk Cookies

I know what you’re thinking.  “You really think I’m going to take the time to brown…

July 17, 2014
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Zesty Chicken Thighs

This is one of my ‘go-to’ grilled chicken marinades – very flavorful, fresh and…

July 1, 2014
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Orecchiette with Swiss Chard and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Wondering what to do with Swiss chard?  It’s one of the healthiest vegetables out there and…

June 23, 2014
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Braised Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

I’ve made this recipe a few times and it’s always a hit (even with the kids)!  If you love…

June 11, 2014
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Basic White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is my easy, weeknight (and weekend) vinaigrette that I make all the time, all year round.…

May 30, 2014
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Wheat Berry Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Basil

I love a tasty wheat berry salad any time of year.  Wheat berries are so healthy (filled with fiber,…

May 4, 2014
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Toddler Muffins

Here is a yummy, nutritious mini muffin that’s great for kids — serve with breakfast or as…

April 13, 2014
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Lemony Chicken Stir-Fry

I’m always looking for new chicken recipes, so was excited when I found this one.  It’s…

March 19, 2014
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I had been in search of the perfect Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe for a while, so was so excited…

January 29, 2014
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Breakfast Quinoa

I’ve been curious about breakfast quinoa and tried a few recipes that really were not that good.…

December 23, 2013
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Perfectly Cooked Brown Rice

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to mess up rice!  I know it’s a simple thing…

August 7, 2013
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Banana Milkshake

For some reason, I craved this when I was pregnant with both of my boys and might have had it…

June 9, 2013
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Weeknight Swiss Chard

This is my easy recipe for Swiss chard – I love the flavor of this healthy superfood (excellent…

June 8, 2013
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Lentil Kale Soup

This is one of my favorite, easy soups that I make regularly.  You could easily double the recipe and…

June 6, 2013
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Personal Potato Gratin Stacks

This is a fun recipe because it’s easy to make, yet looks so elegant!  My kids like this (they…

June 6, 2013
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Mom’s Chocolate Cake

This is hands-down my favorite chocolate cake recipe.  It’s rich and moist and delicious.…

June 6, 2013
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Goat Cheese, Artichoke & Smoked Ham Strata

My friend Nicole served this at a baby shower and it was so decadent and delicious.  This is a…

June 6, 2013
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Coconut Cupcakes

These cupcakes are delicious and because of their all-white coloring and coconut topping (which looks…

June 5, 2013
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Spicy Red Lentils

This is a very flavorful lentil salad if you are looking for something different… Recipe from Mayo…

June 5, 2013
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Mixed Greens with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

I am obsessed with this salad dressing.  My whole family is.  Once you get all of the ingredients,…

June 5, 2013
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Arugula Salad w/ Pine Nuts

I love this simple arugula salad – the peppery arugula, the nuttiness from the toasted pine nuts,…

June 5, 2013
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Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

I’m always looking for yummy cauliflower recipes since it’s so good for you (filled with…

June 4, 2013
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Carrots with Black Sesame & Ginger

This is a different take on carrots as your vegetable!  Very colorful and delicious with Asian flavors…

June 4, 2013
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Sautéed Cabbage and Leeks with Apples

Certain foods are supposed to bring you good luck for the year if eaten on New Year’s Day —…

December 30, 2013
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Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

This is how my Mom prepared acorn squash growing up. Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar Serves 2 – 4…

June 3, 2013
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Baked Vegetable Fries

I love this veggie — it’s healthy and tasty (almond coating adds a nutty taste to the…

January 17, 2014
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love these shaved brussels sprouts (I found them raw in a bag at Trader Joe’s and I think…

May 19, 2014
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Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”

This is one of my favorite Ina Garten recipes (and that’s saying a lot!)  It’s so versatile…

June 2, 2013
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Black Cod with Miso

There are a handful of dishes that I’ve ordered at restaurants that I will never forget.  This…

June 2, 2013
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Meat Stuffed Peppers

My mother-in-law “Cille” made this for our family when she was visiting and we loved it.…

June 2, 2013
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A Really Good Tri-Tip Marinade

I’m always looking to try a new steak marinade and this one is delicious.  Tri-tip is a wonderful…

June 2, 2013
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Turkish Chicken

We eat chicken at least once a week and we got so tired of my boring baked chicken preparation.…

June 2, 2013
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Pear Pizza

I love brick oven pizza – the crust is so light and crunchy and the toppings take center stage.…

June 2, 2013
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Parma Pizza

I love brick oven pizza – the crust is so light and crunchy and the toppings take center stage.…

June 2, 2013
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Stir-Fried Brown Rice with Seaweed & Black Sesame

This rice is so delicious — one taste and you won’t believe you made it!  Nothing hard…

June 2, 2013
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Quinoa with Zucchini, Corn & Basil

This recipe uses raw corn and zucchini, which I wasn’t brave enough to try!  I boiled my corn on…

September 29, 2015
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Farro Salad with Roasted Squash, Radicchio & Sage

This is such an amazing salad!!  My friend Nicole does catering and cooking classes in San Francisco…

June 2, 2013
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Herbed Israeli Couscous

I love this simple and versatile side dish.  The texture of Israeli couscous is fun and the fresh herbs…

June 2, 2013
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Pasta with Kale, Kalamata Olives, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Garlic & Feta

This is a wonderful and interesting dish – a great option for a vegetarian night.  There are so…

June 2, 2013
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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted fingerling potatoes are so easy and yummy and they go with so many things – hamburgers,…

June 2, 2013
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I love this very simple recipe for spaghetti and meatballs.  Next time, I would make twice the amount…

June 2, 2013
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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

My goal is to serve seafood once (or even twice) a week, but it requires me to get to Whole…

June 2, 2013
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Dirty Rice

My mother-in-law Patsy is from New Orleans and she is a great cook.  She can do all of the New…

February 23, 2014
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Orecchiette with Veal, Capers & White Wine

I know this dish might sound a little strange, but we LOVE it.  It has the most delicious taste…

June 2, 2013
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Chorizo and White Bean Stew

If you’re in the mood for comfort food, this is the dinner for you!  Serve with a toasted…

December 14, 2014
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Lemon Lentil Soup

My friend Leanne introduced me to her favorite lentil soup from this Canadian cookbook.  I’ve…

June 2, 2013
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Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tate’s chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite store bought cookies (and they’re…

June 2, 2013
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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

When I came across Katharine Hepburn’s family recipe for brownies in Gourmet Magazine, my…

June 2, 2013
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Zucchini Bread

I have a weakness for zucchini bread and banana bread.  It’s great to snack on and great toasted…

June 2, 2013
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Turkey Sausage Patties

My friend Sarah told me about this healthy breakfast sausage recipe that she makes for her family.…

June 2, 2013
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Goldie’s Whole Grain Pancake Mix (and Buttermilk Banana Pancakes)

I love making pancakes for my family on the weekend, but have you ever noticed how much sugar is…

February 23, 2015
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Caramelized Onion Ricotta Tart

This is my “go to” hors d’oeuvre to serve with cocktails.  It’s light and fresh…

June 2, 2013
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Kale Chips

Although you can’t tell from the picture, these kale chips are light as air!  They are delicate…

June 2, 2013
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Carnitas

This is a fun meal to serve if you are having people over since everyone can assemble their own…

December 9, 2013
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Ginger Crinkles

This might be the best cookie I’ve ever sunk my teeth into.  I tried it for the first time…

May 27, 2013

3 Responses to “Recipes”

  1. christopher t.

    Christopher T. 12/1
    So many of these recipes either are or can be adapted to Gluten Free status …labeling such as a footnote ( or symbol) might help your followers. Also substituting Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour for regular flour can make any dish into a gluten free one.

    Reply
    • Susu

      Thanks Dad 🙂 I tagged the recipes that are gluten-free. Call me and I’ll walk you through it 🙂

      Reply

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