Chef’s Corner

Easy Beer Bread Recipe

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Baking this bread is easy, even if you’re a novice! In the many years while I was still an aspiring chef, I loved to bake sweet treats at home. Lemon meringue pies, quick breads like zucchini or banana nut, yeasty…

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I dare you to eat just one! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I love just about anything made with dark chocolate, and the more chocolate in it the better! When I found this super easy recipe for these cookies from Whole…

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

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I’m Grateful at Thanksgiving and every other day in my life! I wish the best of the holiday season to all of my family, friends, and followers. I am extremely grateful to all of you, especially so on Thanksgiving Day…

Trader Joe’s chicken miso soup

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Trader Joe’s Saves the Day! I may be stuck on a soft diet for a while after oral surgery, but I’m not letting my meals become boring. And while I’m not big on using pre-packaged foods, I found a way…

Chef’s chicken with mushrooms recipe

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  A Chef’s Recipe for roast chicken This special recipe was provided to me by Chef Jensen Lorenzen when he was manager and chef at Cass House in Cayucos in 2008. The Cass House was sold so he no longer…

Is your apple pie the best ever?

The Avila Beach Apple Pie contest takes place this Sunday, but you still have time to register! I know it’s almost here, the apple pie competition takes place this coming Sunday, September 20th, but that’s more than enough time to…

A SLO Farmers’ Market Cookbook

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The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook After watching this very well made video about Kendra Aronson and her admirable project, I wanted to give her my support. Check it out and see if you, too, feel it’s a worthy…

Winemaker Austin Hope Celebrates the 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July in style with fine wines by Paso Robles winemaker Austin Hope! Nothing says summertime and sizzle like the annual 4th of July coming up next Saturday, I love celebrating the United States of America’s birthday!…

Kathy’s Easy Fajitas

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Cooking Fajitas with Chef Kathy My recipe for fajitas is so simple and easy, you won’t need a recipe to make your own version of it. The best part of this speedy work night supper is that you can easily…

Mayo Clinic Healthy Tips about Whole Wheat

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Choose Whole Wheat for your health! Today, in my daily Mayo Clinic newsletter I was excited when I read the five heart-healthy options that are so important to maintain good health. You see, I’ve been buying whole wheat and cooking…