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Chicken Pasta Primavera

19 Jun

Since springtime is upon us, I wanted to capture some of the seasonal goodness that is available either in your garden, or for us city folk, in the organic section of the produce department.  So, this week, I opted for pasta, filled and tossed with tons of veggie goodness.  The backbone of the pasta primavera, by definition, […]

Roasted Chicken Orzo Salad

21 Feb

Yet another week in Vegas for a conference, followed by a sweet wedding on Valentine’s Day, and another resulting cold from the hectic schedule.  Lucky for me, I only have one more work week in Vegas this year, but I’m looking forward to the 2 month break between now and then…as is my immunity.  Doesn’t […]

Couscous Chicken

1 Feb

I’ve been watching the chaos on the news in the southern US, seeing friends’ instagram feeds, and my heart really goes out to the folks impacted.  My inlaws in MI have reported school cancellations and -40F with the windchill temps.  Here in L.A…well, we escape most of the winter calamities, minus a drought, so we’re […]

Baked Chicken & Squash with Parmesan Farro

3 Jan

When my husband talks about his Michigan relatives this time of year – I hear the words, “they are on shut down.”  Ditto for many of our local friends as they work as either educators or in the aerospace industry.  It’s this magical time where they don’t have to work the last two weeks of […]

Orange Crockpot Chicken

6 Dec

When you live ~2500 miles from either set of your parents and families, holidays take on a new meaning.  Not a bad one – just different.  We have lots of people we call family locally and spend many a holiday with, but this year, we decided to just relax….plus, the Mr. had to work the […]

Gluten Free Tomato Pasta

9 Nov

I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of a whirlwind few weeks, so I wanted to share something simple that I’ve been working on. I returned from a trip in Taiwan last night, spending the past week eating all sorts of yummy things:  dumplings, buns, and noodles.  I have a favorite […]

{Take-over week} ~ Aunt Ethel’s Southern Fried Chicken

1 Nov

It’s been a fun few weeks around here and as always, I’m full of gratitude just living the adventure.  This week I’m super honored that has invited Pretty Little Dishes to contribute their Pinterest ‘Bloggers Inspiring Us‘ board and featured the Caramel Apple Pastries on their “Blogs we Love” round up!  So fun! On to […]

Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish

4 Oct

Pretty Little Dishes is definitely a labor of love – so I’m absolutely humbled and flattered by each visitor that stops by {seriously, that means you!  Thank you!}.  This week, I must call out a special thanks to Ariel over at for featuring my baked sweet potato tater tots in her “delicious links” feature!    Besos, […]

Steamed Dumplings

13 Sep

As I’ve shared in previous posts, my friend Toni graciously allows me to steal her inventory and use her beautiful ceramics for Pretty Little Dishes so my readers {and I} don’t get bored of looking at the same white plates week after week.  Usually, she loans me a couple of items…but this past inventory pick […]

Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto Chicken

2 Aug

When you’ve made your weight in pesto and jammed your freezer full of pesto cubes as I did in my last post, it’s time to start thinking of ways that you can use it.  Seriously, if the “big one” hits CA, I want my freezer stocked with something other than pesto for us to get by […]