December 14, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocados for the Holidays

How are you coming with your preparations for the holidays?   If you’re like me,  the weeks before Christmas fly by!   So many fun activities,  including rehearsals,  musical performances,  parties, Christmas Parade and family gatherings…plus shopping!   This year I’m … Continue reading

December 10, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Grow Your Own Herbs: Win an AeroGarden 3SL!

With the drought here in California,  I haven’t been trying to care for a garden outside.  This time of year is hot and dry.  Tender little herbs just don’t need to be stressed by the sun and arid soil that … Continue reading

avocado and crabmeat endive appetizer

December 9, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado and Crabmeat Endive Appetizer

Here’s a really quick and easy appetizer for the holidays.  Use the red California endive,  cut off the core and separate the leaves.   Peel an extra large  ripe California avocado,  cut into cubes.  Add 1/2 cup canned lump crab, … Continue reading

Rodgers' casserole

November 23, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Baked Yams and Pears with Bourbon, Pecans, Bacon, and Maple Syrup

Looking for some new ideas for side dishes this holiday season?  Me too!  And I have found another favorite new recipe in Rick Rodger’s The Big Book of Sides: More Than 450 recipes for the Best Vegetables, Grains, Salads, Breads, Sauces, and More. … Continue reading

November 20, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Shares: Food, Family and Tradition by Lynn Kirsche Shapiro

As soon as I saw this  book, I knew I wanted to read it.  Food, Family and Tradition  is a cookbook offering family recipes passed down through generations.  It is also a wonderful family memoir, with contributions by children and grandchildren, … Continue reading

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