Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal |

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.)Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they will truly … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) |

What's the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don't like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   I … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes |

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

4th of July Recipe: A Patriotic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4th of July Recipe: Patriotic Grilled Cheese

If you can hardly contain your excitement about this sandwich, you can head to the bottom of the post to be directed to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . We live in a small-ish town in LA County. Without traffic (as if), we're about 20 minutes from downtown LA, and about 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green {Gluten-Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green

I'm really happy to announce that today I had my third recipe published on Mind Body Green!It just happens to be my favorite gluten-free creation of all time.  And that's all I'm going to say.  Journey over to Mind Body Green to read all about it, and get the recipehere. … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe

Strawberry-Rosemary Cake Recipe |

I know I've said this before, and I'll say it again -- just because it's made in a bread pan, doesn't necessarily mean it should be called "bread."  You could call this recipe bread, but who would you be kidding?  It's cake!  And "muffins" -- don't even get me started.Moving right along . . . it's that time of year … [Read more...]

Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Best Mother's Day Brunch Recipes |

And by "best," I mean my favorites.   And by "Mother's Day," I mean a perfect excuse to make one of my favorite brunch recipes!  (Not that you should ever need an excuse to eat fantastic food!) … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe |

You know that restaurant you'd frequent with your friends when you were in high school?  Ours was Vittorio, and a group of us would go after school, during school (don't tell my parents!), on the weekends, and we'd pick up take-out if we wanted to hang out at home.All of us would order the greasy, herbed garlic … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese Month: Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes for Grilled Cheese Month |

Turns out, April is National Grilled Cheese month.  Who knew!?With just one more day in April, I couldn't possibly let it go without presenting my top ten grilled cheese sandwiches, and I urge you to cook and eat them any month you like!Above pictured deliciousness from Cooking On The Weekends (that's … [Read more...]