Entries Tagged as 'Recipes'

Savory Crab & Artichoke Dip


Dec 14, 2014

Elegant and Savory Crab & Artichoke Dip

I don’t know about you but I need an extra day in my weekend! Our estate sale in San Mateo was a hit. It was the last sale of the 2014 and after looking through my calendar I calculated that it was the 55th sale of the year. Pretty amazing right! That is over one estate sale or estate liquidation per week. Comparing to last year we grew by 25% so that is exciting.  The most exciting part is that we grew in the right way with better projects, better relationships, and a larger and more professional staff.

In addition to the estate sale over the weekend I had a little fun too!  My husband’s holiday work party was held at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda and it was really neat.  We took advantage of the great food, cocktails, and tours throughout the ship.  I’m looking forward to going back someday for a more detailed look.  For food they went over the top with sushi bars, donut stations, and deep-fried olives being a few of my favorite things.  Many of Chris’ coworkers had heard my article being in the Huffington Post last week so it was fun to chat about that and celebrate a little bit.  I think I’ll be on cloud 9 for a while!

The holidays really give us the excuse to go over the top, try new things, and splurge a little on our family and friends so in honor of that I’m sharing a really yummy and very savory crab and artichoke dip appetizer that will wow your guests this Christmas.  I gave it a whirl on Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I made mine with fresh lump crab that was cooked and cleaned at my local grocery store.  You could go with the imitation stuff to save some bucks but I wouldn’t recommend it.  It’s so much better to get large chunks here and there and the real stuff really punches up the flavor. Continue Reading »

Easy Pasta Freezer Meal: Sausage & Kale Bake


Oct 8, 2014

Easy Freezer Meal Sausage and Kale Bake

Kuzak’s Closet is consistently booming in November and December so I am thinking ahead and stocking my freezer with simple meal ideas that will rescue me in a pinch. The funny thing about freezer meals, I love stocking up on food and at the same time being able to use up goodies from my pantry. I always find recipes that let me “shop” for items that I already have on hand like pasta, extra cheese, stocks and frozen veggies. The best part of having a pantry full of odds and ends, it helps me fill my freezer with complete dinners!

Easy Freezer Meal Sausage and Kale Bake

Last week I asked Taylor’s 8-year-old son Evan to come over after school for a cooking date and we made an easy pasta freezer meal. I promised her that I would send him home with a quick and easy dinner for the whole family (and we even made brownies for dessert!). After Evan took the grand tour of my kitchen, got the lay of the land and figured out how things worked we started cooking. Evan’s favorite part (besides washing dishes) was checking to see if the water was ready for the pasta. I guess it is pretty magical when it starts to boil, and he does love chemistry! Continue Reading »

Labor Day Recipe: Easy Peasy 4 Ingredient Appetizer


Aug 19, 2014

4 Piece Appetizer
The last three day weekend of the summer is coming up quick so why not throw a get together to say au revior the season? For this Labor Day weekend I got a fool proof appetizer recipe!

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Simple Citrus Spritzer


Aug 6, 2014

Simple White Wine Citrus Spritzer

Summer days are coming to an end, but don’t fret for I have just the recipe to finish of the season with a bang or actually more like a fun fizz.

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Fourth Of July No Bake Dessert


Jun 24, 2014

no bake fourth of july dessert

Fourth Of July is such a fun holiday to spend with family and friends. Usually involving an outdoor setting, like a BBQ or picnic, easy set-up and clean-up is a must for this day because you wouldn’t want to miss the fireworks now would you?!

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Simple Summer Appetizer on the Grill!


May 30, 2014

Yummy Grilled Cantaloupe with Proscuitto and Mozzerella

Today’s post is going to be short and delicious because the more I talk about this appetizer the more my stomach growls! My husband made it over Memorial Day Weekend for a little get-together we had with friends.  He really likes to cook and try new things which I am thankful for.  This dish is savory and oh so good, everyone at the table was dying for more!

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Mocha Almond Crunch & Movie Night Giveaway


Apr 14, 2014

My friends over at Orville Redenbacher’s are guest posting for me today with a great recipe and giveaway! I’m back from a few days in Maui and this post comes at the perfect time!  We are going to be rockin and rollin this week with lots of estate and organizing projects and I’m gonna need something sweet to help me get through it! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter their giveaway!

 Mocha Almond Crunch

Popcorn and movies—such a classic combination, right? What if your popcorn could actually help bring the movie theater to you? Right now, Orville Redenbacher’s has a Movie Night promotion in which you could win a home theater and lots of other prizes, too, such as one-day DVD rentals! The grand prize is worth $10,000! Take a look at the site to see more details. After you’ve bought your microwave popcorn and entered the contest, you could make this delightful recipe for Mocha Almond Crunch. The flavors of cocoa, almonds, and coffee come together to form a tasty treat that will pair perfectly with a good movie. Continue Reading »

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