Valerie Nam

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Chocolate, Almond and Sea Salt Rice Krispy Treats

I made a lot of Rice Krispy Treats as a kid. They were quick, easy and always satisfied my sweet tooth. I still make them once in a while these days, …

Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto & Sausage

While we love to grill like the rest of America, sometimes it gets kind of old during the summer. My husband and daughter really enjoy spaghetti but …

Sunday dinner: Warm salmon salad with lemon vinaigrette

This Sunday dinner recipe makes a light, healthy and complete meal in one dish.<p>Pin<p>Warm salmon salad with lemon vinaigrette is a light and fresh dish …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

All-Natural, All-American Rocket Pops

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: The easiest way to feel like a kid on the Fourth of July? Make Rocket Pops at home with this recipe from Ashley of Edible Perspective.</i><p>Growing up, Rocket Pops were my …

chocolate-glazed croissant cupcakes

I met my BFF in Language Arts class when I was fourteen. What the lesson plan of ‘Language Arts’ consisted of or what knowledge I gleaned from the 50 …

5 Spring Sangria Recipes To Try | Glitter Guide

Spring is here—and we’ll <i>certainly</i> raise a glass to that! We suggest welcoming this glorious season with a refreshing glass of sangria. We’ve rounded …

S'mores Cookies with Homemade Chewy Graham Cookies

S’mores Cookies with Homemade Chewy Graham Cookies<p><i>Take a homemade chewy graham cookie, top it with toasted marshmallow and crown it with a drizzle of</i> …

Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

YAHOO!! I tied the knot this weekend! You’re lookin’ at the new Mrs. Menanix. Despite the hotel shuttle that picked up my guests with the phrase …

Vegetable Tian

While browsing through Facebook on a lazy Sunday morning, I recently came across a mouth-watering recipe for <i>Vegetable Tian.</i><p>Sign up for my email …

Pomegranate Drink Recipe | Pomegranate Spritzer

It feels so wonderful to be back in the kitchen after being on the road, teaching workshops and shooting on location lately. When we were in the …

Weekend Entertaining: Casual Summer Lunch | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Now that summer has officially kicked off, we’re looking for any excuse to take meals outside! Enjoy lunch under the sun this weekend with a few fresh and simple dishes, easy to make and serve — whether you’re around a table on the patio or picnicking in the park. Read on for recipes and tips to …

Party Cheese Sticks Are My Lazy Sunday Afternoon Tea Time Snack

<b>Ingredients</b>:<p>Pastry puff: 2 sheets, 375g each<br>• Egg: 1, beaten with 2 tbsp milk<br>• Grated parmesan cheese: 25g<br>• Grated cheddar cheese: 50g<br>• Poppy seed: 1 …

Tomato-Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Few salads are as simple to prepare or as satisfying as wedges of garden ripe tomatoes and sweet basil leaves tossed with a light dressing. This …

Confetti Herbed Vegetables

This delicious herb and vegetable side dish cooks on the grill, making it a great addition to any cookout. Plus, the foil packet makes clean-up</b> …

New Twists on Grilled Vegetables

Who says cookouts are just for meat? Pile fresh produce on the grates and watch it disappear at the table.

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Surfer's Granola

Makes about 1 quart<p>This energy booster can be served as a snack, or for breakfast with yogurt and any kind of seasonal fresh fruit.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1/4 cup millet (optional; if not using, add an extra 1/4 cup oats)<p>1 tablespoon golden or other flaxseeds (optional)<p>3/4 …

47 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

A Zesty, Juicy Vegetarian Summer Sandwich from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton

Tangy, juicy, crunchy, creamy, zesty: What more can you ask of a summer sandwich?<p>[image id='472e9aa5-caf6-48ca-93ff-77f4fa6abd0c' loc='C'][/image]This vegetarian beauty is a fork-and-knife sandwich, derived — loosely — from one I had in the early '70s when vegetarianism in this country was, alas, …

Grill Vegetarian Tacos

Ivy Stark, runner and executive chef for Dos Caminos in New York City, loves this healthy, filling recipe.<p>Unless you're a no-meat athlete, your grill likely cooks hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts, or steaks almost every time you fire it up. Sure, you'll throw on some veggies as a side dish, …

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Almonds & Asiago | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Midway through summer, after I’ve enjoyed plenty of zucchini — sautéed, grilled, puréed in soup, and shredded in pancakes — I’m ready for a change but still flush with zukes. Shaving raw zucchini for this pretty salad is inspired relief! I like to use a mixture of green and golden zucchini; be sure …

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe

This stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa is from Dr. John La Puma's recent release - Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. I've written about …

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad from The Family Dinner• 2 large vigorous bunches of kale, stems removed, torn into small bite sized pieces<br>• Bunch of whole grain …

A heatwave is not a reason to abandon your sense of style

The big mistake people make when dressing for warm weather is that they don't dress for the warm weather – they dress as if they are on holiday. …

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18 Cool Color Blocked Buildings

Sunday’s a good day for eye candy, don’t you think? Assuming you already read the title of this post, no we’re not about to post 18 photos of Ryan Gosling looking awesome. We are, however, here to serve up a whole bunch of outrageously colorful buildings from all over the world. Color block month …