The Resolution Files #5: Parsley Chestnut Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette

March 1, 2015

Parsley Chestnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrettejump to recipe

Are you ready for simple?! How about delicious and healthy? It doesn’t get any simpler than this salad, and it is indeed quite delicious! It also makes a great healthy meal, which is perfect for The Resolution Files!

I saw a version of this parsley salad on the Food Network, and was instantly inspired. I mean with a website name “The Devil Wears Parsley,” how could I not be? I love herbaceous salads like Tabbouleh, and who doesn’t love a good pesto every now and then? I know it seems kind of weird to make a salad whose green is mostly an herb, but it totally works. If you serve this for your family or friends, I know they’ll be on board too – it is so off-the-wall and unique, they’ll be intrigued.


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.


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.


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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