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grilled pork tenderloin with cherry salsa

This delicious summer-time recipe was a big hit at my house last night. The fresh cherries and cilantro are perfect with the tender pork straight from the grill.  This is an easy one to throw together in less than an hour…

fresh herb and garlic meatballs with quinoa

Somehow, this recipe makes meatballs seem like a summer meal, maybe it's the quinoa but it ends up being not-too-heavy, delicious, comfort food. I guess you could substitute with store-bought, frozen meatballs but then you'd miss out on the fresh…

beach fruit

It's fruit day today for some of the littlest Southern Californian Junior Lifeguards. They swim in the surf, paddle on boards, practice rescues, run on the sand and then share the fruit they bring from home. But how to serve…

4th of july easy dessert

We flew the flag. Cheat sheet - after the bbq, the kids loved this pretty July 4th dessert spread and I didn't need to toil in a hot kitchen all day preparing it. Store-bought star-shaped cookies and quick and easy…