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So far Andrea has created 92 blog entries.

Barbecued Teriyaki Tri Tip with Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Tri Tip is my favorite meat to throw on the grill especially when trying to feed a bunch of people. It is relatively inexpensive, easy to cook, and packs a [...]

Paleo Lunch Menu

I love to cook and I am lucky enough to cook for a living. I specialize in making foods that are "alternative" or allergy free and people with special food [...]

Impromptu Coconut Chicken

I was just working on next week's menu for my Paleo clients and came across this recipe for Coconut Encrusted Chicken Salad. This website is full of really great recipes and [...]

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Pears

Back when I could still eat dairy (oh how I miss you) I loved grilled cheese sandwiches. As a kid, just the bread and cheese seems like enough. As we get [...]

The Un-Soy Sauce: Soy-Free Soy Sauce Alternative

Soy sauce is a fundamental ingredient in Asian cooking. It is smoky, salty and adds a flavor that is hard to describe, other than saying salty or umami.  I had [...]

Making Iced Flowers for the Birthday Cake

My girlfriend just recently celebrated her birthday.  I will spare her the public announcement of how many years. Although, she is the first to announce her age to anyone, anywhere, [...]

Castle Cake revisited, Under the Sea

Creating birthday cakes for friends and family is becoming a trend for me. I was just looking through pictures on my laptop and realized just how many I have done [...]

What to do with all these peaches

I recently joined a CSA and started receiving a box of fruit every week from a local farm. Last week my box included the peaches and nectarines above. This is so much better [...]

Peaches & Tango….. a Dinner in the Orchard

Peaches & Tango was an event created by the amazing folks at Frog Hollow Farm. This dinner was designed so that guests could dine surrounded by fruit trees while raising money for [...]

A Drive Out to the Farm

My friend Michelle belongs to a couple CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) and occasionally shares her weekly bounty with me. Through her I was introduced to the folks at Frog Hollow [...]