Archives for April 2014

CAPTAIN MJ SWEENEY’S HERBED LEG OF LAMB

HAPPY EASTER WEEK! As Easter approaches I’ve been sharing with you some of the recipes that have been my family’s favorites for many years.  We started with the appetizer course. I shared my recipe for Pimento Goat Cheese Dip here…… And I shared my recipe for Deviled Egg Spread and Toast Points here…… Next, I showed you […]

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GRILLED SPRING VEGETABLES

Hi! I am so excited because this week I will be receiving my very first delivery of organic produce from Abundant Harvest Organics. Abundant Harvest Organics is an alliance of small family farmers in Central California that are dedicated to growing superior organic produce.  It is a California farm-share delivery service, similar to a CSA (Community […]

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DEVILED-EGG SPREAD

HAPPY EASTER WEEK! As you plan your upcoming Easter menu, this week I am passing along some of my favorite Spring recipes, perfect for Easter dinner.  Starting with the appetizer course, yesterday I published my recipe for a delicious Southern favorite, Pimento Goat Cheese Dip. Today I’m making another Southern favorite: Deviled-Egg Spread.  This retro-style hors […]

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PIMENTO GOAT CHEESE DIP

Welcome! With the Easter holiday approaching, I promised to share with you my favorite Spring recipes, all perfect for your Easter table. So, we will start with an appetizer recipe for my Pimento Goat Cheese Dip. This delicious dip is served with “crudites” (assorted raw vegetables) and fresh or toasted french bread.  Pimento Cheese Spread is a […]

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MY EASTER TABLE

Hello There. Right about now many of us are planning our upcoming Easter Dinner.  It is an exciting time for menu planning, as newly harvested spring vegetables become available.  And we can finally transition into lighter Spring fare after a winter of heartier foods.  As I begin to plan my 2014 Easter feast, I thought […]

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THE EASTER BASKET

With Easter right around the corner, I am having trouble deciding if I should prepare Easter baskets for my kids again this year.  You see, I have five kids, ranging in age from 29 down to 17.  The thing is, I love holidays.  Holidays are an excuse to cook and decorate and be crafty and […]

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HOW I KNOW SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Happy Spring! As I’ve discussed with you here, I’ve got issues with wildlife.  Things like deer decimating my garden…… and bears breaking down my apple trees. But an upside to living on this mountain, especially in the spring, are the birds that make their home on my property.  Watching them build nests under the rafters […]

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A VISIT TO A BEAUTIFUL BALINESE STYLE WATERFRONT HOME

Hello! Today I’m going to take you on a visit to a beautiful Balinese style waterfront home located in Newport Beach, California. It is the tranquil Shangri la that my friend Rick Cunningham calls home.  I gave you a sneak-peek into his amazing oasis in my last post when I wrote about my “Weekend in […]

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