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California Paella with Lobster

Paella’s just a fancy schmancy word for pan so don’t let the Spaniards scare you away from making this at home, especially if fresh fish is available. The key to a good paella is the crunchy layer of toasted rice at the bottom of the pan, called socarrat in Spain. The toasted …

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Macho Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a tomato-based vegetable soup, best served cold. It originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is widely consumed …

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Banana Cream Pie – Oh My

It’s a tradition in my home that the birthday person gets to request any dessert of choice for their special day. Oh …

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Wild Mushroom Soup

While most mushrooms are available year-round, many are at their peak in autumn and winter. This hearty soup is simple to make …

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Santa Barbara Style Peach Tart

It’s fuzzy wuzzy season! Sweet juicy peaches of all shapes and sizes (giant to dwarf) can be discovered in just about every …