Ginger Beef Vermicelli {And a Cookbook Giveaway!}

Ginger Beef Vermicelli

A few years ago, I borrowed a pair of super-insulated, hyper-warm mittens from a friend. To make a long story short (as if), she knew I have a cold-fingers problem and was kind of dreading the trip. She found these mittens too warm for D.C. winters and thought they would help make my holiday bearable. They… 

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Lemon-Poppyseed Pancakes

Lemon-Poppyseed Pancakes

My 11-year-old son seems to be the only person in the house who actually knows why I eat the same (boring) breakfast every day. It’s not that I don’t like granola or pancakes or waffles or muffins (all of which I make for the rest of the family on a regular basis). It’s  that I like… 

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Jalapeño Pesto Potato Tamales

Jalapeño Pesto Potato Tamales

My friend Cathy and I like to get together every month or two and spend our day cooking together. We aim for a weekday when our kids are in school and our schedules both happen to be light. We alternate locations, meeting up at her house or mine, and whichever one of us is hosting chooses the recipes… 

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