spinach salad with grilled apricots and honey-mustard dressing recipe

May 22, 2015 What are you up to this weekend? Lots of plans? No plans? Is it finally good weather where you are? In classic Southern California beach tradition, our unseasonably warm winter has transitioned into a slightly chilly spring. Translation: it was 70 degrees two months ago and it's 70 degrees today! Not quite bathing suit weather, but also not complaining at all, because I am not quite bathing suit-ready either if you know what I mean!  The unofficial start of summer is a double-edged sword, now isn't it? Exciting because I...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

You know how much I love to plan ahead and even though I am still in the midst of teaching Mexican classes in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, I would like to remind everyone that Mother's Day is next weekend! Quite...

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five friday favorites 04.24.15

Yay, it's the weekend!  I've been continuing with my Mexican-inspired classes this month and I've also been posting a few recipes on the blog in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo.  In other exciting ;) news, I finally got around to...

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five friday favorites 04.17.15

I have some old and new favorites to share this week.  And in between Friday Favorites, I am posting some amazing Mexican recipes to get you ready for Cinco de Mayo.  After which comes Mother's Day, Memorial Day, school graduations,...

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the best grilled marinated flank steak recipe

the best grilled marinated flank steak | pamela salzman Such a bold claim I am making today with this flank steak recipe!  But that's what Mr. Picky himself declared when I made this the first time many years ago.  And that's what my nieces and nephews say when I cook this up for my family in the summertime.  As...

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grilled artichokes with lemon-caper dipping sauce recipe

grilled artichokes with lemon-caper dipping sauce | pamela salzman There are a few things I love ordering in restaurants because I never make them at home, either because my family doesn't like it or it's too difficult or I just don't have access to the ingredients.  Whenever I used to see artichokes on any menu, in any form, I...

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roasted carrots with garlic yogurt recipe

roasted carrots with garlic yogurt | pamela salzman I'm squeezing in another recipe before Mother's Day in case you need a surefire hit for your lunch or brunch this weekend.  I taught this roasted carrot recipe in my March classes and I didn't get one bite the entire month because there were never any left!  I made a...

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