green hills after rains

January 14, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Ranch Anniversary After Winter Rains

When I first moved to Southern California in 1977 I felt guilty.  How would we deserve the beauty of springtime if we hadn’t endured the long hard winters of snow shoveling and difficult driving that I grew up with in … Continue reading

Beer and Maple Beans

December 10, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Potluck Beans with Maple and Beer

I’m sharing my latest activities in the kitchen today:   Potluck Beans with Maple and Beer!  We’re invited to a holiday get-together with family and friends tomorrow,  and I needed a side dish to go with barbecue tritip sandwiches.  During … Continue reading

Cheaters'-Thanksgiving-Casserole

November 22, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Cheaters’ Thanksgiving Casserole

When the weather cools off in November, I’m ready to start eating turkey and stuffing.  Anyone else get that craving for Thanksgiving goodies early? Try my Cheaters’ Thanksgiving Casserole!   Here’s an easy 0ne-pot meal that you can do in … Continue reading

Chicken with Kale and White Beans

October 5, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Kale in Comfort Food

National Kale Day If you didn’t know that today is National Kale Day,  you know now!  I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of it either, until I received this gorgeous “Bou-Kale” from San Miguel Produce of Oxnard, California. … Continue reading

Cheesy No-Knead Bread

October 4, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Easy Cheesy Bread: Fool Proof No-Knead Recipe

Bake Easy Cheesy Bread! Want to be the world’s most popular mom and wife?  Cheesy Bread!   Want to have your grown kids flocking to your house,   hanging out in the kitchen with you,  and spending extra time at … Continue reading

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