The Wayne Static Benefit Show

February 21, 2015

Wayne Static Benefit Show

The Wayne Static Benefit Show took place Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, geez exactly one month and a day ago! Coincidentally this night was the night of the new moon, which is a perfect time to let things go. It’s always so, so hard when you lose somebody. He passed away on November 1st, 2014, and up until this benefit show occurred, I personally let the denial phase of grief take me over completely. So much so, that I was feeling nothing. I hadn’t cried, or even thought about his passing in a few months. Not in a way that I really recognized it. Wayne started out as just a rock-star for us, but towards the end, it blossomed into a pretty special friendship along with his wife, Tera Wray Static.

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The Resolution Files #4: Classic Caesar Salad

February 13, 2015

Classic Chicken Caesar Salad

My husband loves Caesar salads. He always orders them at restaurants, and has asked me to make them again and again. So, I finally did it, and it was SO EASY. Just make sure you get really fresh lettuce, some organic chicken, real block Parmesan cheese, fresh eggs, and you’re good to go! It’s so yums.

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Devil’s Pillows

February 10, 2015

Devil's Pillows, Raspberry Habanero Macarons, Macaron, French, cookie, Valentine's Day, St. Valentine
Hey there sexy babe! Don’t these cookies look gorgeous?! Let me introduce you to the French Macaron. These delicate cookies are not to be confused with the more common Macaroon, which has similar ingredients, but is definitely not the same thing. It may be a little more involved than it’s counterpart, but don’t let this beautiful, delicate cookie intimidate you!  I present to you the spicy, delicate cookie – the Devil’s Pillow! (more…)

The Resolution Files #3: Spicy Potato Soup with Kale and Sausage

February 6, 2015

Spicy Potato Kale Sausage Soup, Idaho Potatoes
Super Bowl is behind us, and we are back on track! I’m one of those weird kids who loves me a good soup no matter what the weather is like. We just had an 80 degree day here in Southern California, and I would not have a problem with a nice, hot and spicy soup. I don’t know what it is about it, but it seems that on the hottest days, I always ask for soup! I swear the Orange Tree Lane Deli thinks I’m nuts when it’s 90 degrees out in summer and I ask what soup they’ve got. She always informs me of how hot it is, and that nobody wants soup. I want soup! I want soup all the time!

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The Ultimate Super Bowl Porter BBQ Sliders

January 29, 2015

Super Bowl Sliders

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up quick, and now that we’ve got the buns handled, I feel I can move on to this post, which is the meat of our situation.  You want to bring the best sliders to your Super Bowl party, and these are IT, baby! The thing about sliders is that you can’t mess with them too much. My idea of a slider is finger food that is not only delicious, but you won’t necessarily need a million napkins for. It simply cannot hold all the toppings like lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, cheese and whatever else you normally like on your burg. It’s my philosophy that a slider should be carefully crafted with minimal toppings to maximize ease-of-eating pleasure. Bun. Sauce. Cheese. Maybe ONE veg. This leads me to the point that every component must blow-your-mind.

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