Enchiladas cookbook

December 12, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Book Review: Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex

  Ever since I moved to California in the late 1970’s,  I have been wanting a really good cookbook for Mexican food.  I don’t mean just a few recipes, but a reference book that explains all the key ingredients of Mexican … Continue reading

Roasted Onion Quiche

October 24, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Quiche with Roasted Cipolline Onions

Have you tried cooking with Cipolline onions?  These cute little onions are perfect for roasting,  caramelizing to become beautiful little orbs that add homemade flavor to stews, sauces, or salads.  Yesterday  I put together  a Roasted Onion Quiche with bacon, cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, and … Continue reading

piece of pumpkin pie

October 21, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie

It has been a long time since I have made homemade pie with homemade pie crust.  Sometime between college and raising four children I got into the habit of using frozen pie crusts or just buying the pies from a … Continue reading

sweet potato patties with pistachios

June 11, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Pistachio-Crusted Purple Sweet Potato Patties with Blood Orange Marmalade

Have you ever tried purple sweet potatoes?  I never had even heard of them until I visited the Vista, Ca. Farmers Market and saw several varieties of purple potatoes. I was trying to think of something fun to make with … Continue reading

June 5, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Golden Door Zazen Rice and Crabmeat Stuffed Mini-Peppers

How about these pretty little peppers stuffed with rice and crabmeat, and topped with sharp cheddar cheese!  The rice is not just any rice though.  It’s a special rice blend developed in a collaboration of former Golden Door Chef Michel Stroot … Continue reading

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