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Garlic and Parsley Rib Eye Roast


 I used to think Rib Eye Roast was a long, time consuming, meal to prepare and never attempted making it until a few years ago.  I discovered it was so simple, much less time consuming than thought and now I make it quite often since we are avid meat lovers.  […]

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The Spot in La Jolla


   Another one of our favorite places to have lunch, and central to La Jolla Village is The Spot.  It reminiscent of an old “Cheers” bar, dark and moody, and the food is really great.  Our favorite menu items are their Parmesan/Garlic fries and a Cobb Salad.  We have tried […]


Dulce De Leche Meringues


 Meringue with Dulce de Leche is such an easy and quick dessert.  If you have last minute guests coming and would like to serve a quick dessert, or something to go with coffee or tea – this is a life saver and so delicious   I prefer the smaller meringues […]

Purple, pink and green Radicchio salad served with olive oil, l

Colorful Radicchio Salad


 I didn’t know Radicchio came in so many beautiful colors, and had only used the dark purple color lightly in my salads.  One shopping day I found that our store had stocked a shelf of pink, green, yellow and red variegated and a deep flowery purple specimen as well.  I […]

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Bernini’s Bistro in La Jolla, San Diego


 One of our favorites places to have lunch is Bernini’s Bistro in La Jolla, San Diego, California.  We discovered it a few months ago and have been back various times to try their different plates.  They serve Italian/American in a very elegant family setting, where service is prime.  Our first […]

Crustless Chard Quiche

Crustless Chard and Cheese Quiche


 This is one of my favorite baking dishes, being it’s so versatile and easy to make.  You can change out ingredients so easily and can be used as a main dish, side dish and even breakfast, made ahead and reheated in portions.  The recipe below calls for chard, but you […]