Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe} - Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet! These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!

Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet!  These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!I'd paused from my "regularly scheduled programming" to talk about my mom for a couple of weeks.  Thank you all for listening, and for the many kind words.Getting back to the program, it’s that time of year … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipe

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipes -- These rich and chewy brownies are incredibly decadent, delicious, and are topped with M&M's that are ever so slightly melted on the inside.

I don't normally write about candy, but these decadent brownies are an incredibly delicious vehicle for M&M's that are ever so slightly melted -- just the way my mom loved them.It was the summer of ’81 and I was eleven years old.My mom and I drove from L.A. to Spokane to visit my aunt.I wasn’t bored at all … [Read more...]

Double the Onions, Please!

Sauteed Onions

My mom sautéed delicious onions daily, and whenever dining out, she'd say "double the onions, please."After a long and difficult struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, my mom passed away on July 29, 2017. While I will miss her terribly, I’m also flooded with wonderful memories, and am relieved she’s finally at … [Read more...]

Enjoya Pepper Recipes!

Roasted Enjoya Pepper Wrapped Sole Recipe

Enjoya peppers are stunning and delicious!  Here they're roasted with fish, layered in caprese, and are the perfect crunch when used as "bread" in a sandwich. Click on the recipe titles below to hop over to the recipes.  I hope you'll pour over the beautiful pictures here first, but if you're famished, you can … [Read more...]

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus Recipe

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus -- Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!

Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!  The very first thing my son ordered upon arrival to the Fairmont Orchid's Hale Kai Restaurant in Hawaii was macadamia nut hummus.This was meant to be his lunch, be he quickly had to order more food, because all of us devoured his hummus, which he was … [Read more...]

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Delicious, fresh ahi Poke that’s little sweet, a little spicy and sits atop the perfect gluten-free crunch.  By the end of our week on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d asked every local I'd met what their favorite place to eat was.I promise you, this is how you will find the best, most authentic food! It's almost … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Breadless Bell Pepper Ham and Cheese “Panini” Recipe

Breadless Bell Pepper 6Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe -- The super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious! I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish!

This super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious!  I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish! Have you ever done an art project that turns out exactly how you imagined it would?That’s what happened here . . . .I imagined that it might be … [Read more...]

Best Burger Recipes for Summer

Best Burger Recipes for Summer -- From sriracha beef and pineapple turkey to cilantro shrimp and vegetarian lentil, there's a scrumptious burger here for everyone!

Turkey, beef, seafood and vegetarian burgers -- there's a truly scrumptious burger here for everyone!  This variety of burgers is great to have up your sleeve.  Especially if you're having a crowd of people over.There are usually a few vegetarians in the group, and maybe someone who only eats fish and seafood -- or … [Read more...]

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe: Three Ways

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe-Three Ways -- Fresh, beautiful fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!

Fresh fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!You know who loves avocado toast?Um. . . . everybody!And this bright, stunning, fruity version is so much fun for summer!You can use your favorite fruit.  I think these three are especially delicious with the … [Read more...]