Spiced Carrot Cake with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten Free Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting -- Filled with warm spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall.

Filled with warming spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall. My husband had just two food wishes for his birthday last week -- Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs and carrot cake.I've made the ribs a dozen times now, so that was easy.  I also whipped up a super delicious … [Read more...]

Coconut Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe

Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe -- In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!

In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, the rich and creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!As I've told you before, my recipe inspiration comes from all over -- anything from the produce that’s in season and the temperature outside, to the mood I’m in and flavors I’m … [Read more...]

Comforting Potato Dishes For Fall

Idaho Potato Turkey Chili Bowl

Though we all love Idaho Potatoes Through the Seasons, they are as much a fall comfort food as hot chocolate and pumpkin bread pudding!  (You can scroll to the bottom to click on the images to get the recipes . . . or, slow down and enjoy all of the potatoes!)Creamy and rich, hearty and versatile, it's smart to have … [Read more...]

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Lemon Herb Chicken Under a Brick Recipe -- Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavor, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!

Packed with fresh, smoky and tangy flavors, this is the most succulent, delicious chicken of all time!Yep, under a brick!This is one way -- my new favorite way -- to cook chicken so that its skin is crisped to perfection and its interior is wonderfully juicy.Add the most delicious butter filled with fresh garden … [Read more...]

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

More of the Best Hatch Chile Recipes!

Hatch Chile Season 2016 - 15 recipes

I didn't learn about Hatch Chiles until about five years ago. (GASP!)  I'd been missing out on one of the most prized chiles in existence for too long!Have you tried them?  Don't wait another moment!  Their season goes through September.Here’s a list of places across the country where you can buy Hatch Chiles … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger Recipe

Roasted Hatch Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger -- A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit. It just doesn't get any better!

A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit.  It just doesn't get any better! There is so much good stuff going on here!There are three main elements to this absolutely scrumptious burger.  Juicy turkey, sweet and spicy Roasted Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa, and tangy Tangerine … [Read more...]

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe of All Time

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies Recipe -- These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once!

These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat.  They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once! Of all time!?  Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .Yes . . .  of all time!These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y!  And the raisins – oh, the raisins – … [Read more...]