Vinto Pizzeria

I Ever since I first read about Vinto Pizzeria early last year, I have been wanting to try it.  We live about an hour away from Downtown Salt Lake City, so it hadn’t happened until last week  Becky, also know as The Vintage Mixer or @slcfoodie on Twitter, put together a dinner for some of us local bloggers.  (You can read her post here.) It was really fun to see familiar faces and say hello […]

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In The Small Kitchen (Review and Giveaway)

A few weeks ago I was feeling majorly under the weather.  Downright ill actually..  The mail came and my husband brought me a package with my name on it.  I’d forgotten I was expecting a new cookbook to review.  And I got excited. Phoebe and Cara, the gals from Big Girls, Small Kitchen  just published their first book and it was in my hot little hands. I tore open the envelope and spent the rest […]

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Matsumoto Shave Ice.

For my whole life I’ve wanted to go to Hawaii.  It was such a lucky trip thanks to generous people in my husband’s family.  We needed a little break from our woes for a few days.  (Still no job.  Boo.) When I e-mailed Damaris and Hannah about places to eat while we were in Oahu, both of them mentioned the shave ice on the North Shore.  Of course, unless you live under a rock, you’ve […]

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Malia’s Pasteles

Guys, are you sick of me reliving Hawaii yet?  I can’t believe what an impression Hawaii had on me.  I am thinking of every possible way to get back there as soon as possible.  Could I sell a kidney?  Could I sell a car? To live there would be so nice.  Anyone want to bankroll my family for a year there?  Hey, we’ll live on the North Shore in a tent if we have to. […]

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Communal + Breakfast

One of the best perks of being a blogger is going to blogger events with friends at great restaurants.  Such was the case when I was invited to have breakfast at Communal this past Saturday morning. When I first heard Communal would be serving breakfast, I was overjoyed.  I’ve patiently waited and waited. As my husband and I were driving through Provo one day, we passed Communal.  I thought about how wonderful it is for Provo […]

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Ham, Pear, and Brie Panini with Balsamic Glaze

Let’s talk leftover ham. I’m always late posting these things…I’m sure you’ve all eaten your leftover Easter ham. I stuck mine in the freezer because we had so much of it. And then my mom gave me her leftovers, too. We were at Aunt Robbie’s a few weeks ago and we made the best panini with leftover ham. I saw something similar in a magazine or on a blog somewhere. (Forgive me for not remembering […]

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How To Use a Molcajete

This, my friends, is a molcajete. I received this as a birthday gift in 2004 from some dear friends. My friend, a very good cook in his own right, hauled this and one for himself, all the way from Mexico to NY. It’s as heavy as it looks. Fast forward 3+ years, I am finally getting around to learning how to use a molcajete. Now I am addicted! What is a Molcajete? The traditional Mexican […]

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