Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

We took a family trip to Seattle a couple of weeks ago and had some absolutely incredible meals.  I’ll be writing all about all of them and the restaurants very soon, but today you get a small taste from one of them.At Matt’s in the Market restaurant, (where I also got my inspiration for the […]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn’t it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the […]

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

My grandfather made the best Root Beer Float ever. It wasn’t the delicious vanilla and coffee ice cream, or the A&W Root Beer, that made it the best.  (The three key, and only ingredients.) It was the best because of how he took making this treat so seriously.  Making a Root Beer Float was a […]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it’s late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I’m here to help. 😉  Here’s an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you […]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I’ve been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together — in the form of a cake.  I’m not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon — but, I’ve never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that’s been on my want-to-do […]

Caramelized Banana-Blueberry Gelato Recipe

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It turned out to be a good thing that we couldn’t eat our most recent batch of bananas quickly enough.  I bought way too many at once, and somehow did the same thing with blueberries. I couldn’t very well let these delicious fruits go to waste, so I created this super interesting and crazy delicious […]

Honey-Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

Honey Grapefruit Popsicle Recipe

 My current favorite breakfast is a Ruby grapefruit cut in half with honey drizzled over it.  I just love the perfect blend of the tart, juicy grapefruit with the sweet honey.  Each bite is perfectly balanced. I’ve been loving this so much that I decided to deconstruct it, then reshape it into an ice cold […]

Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce

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My dad turned 80 last week.  80! Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad’s all that. Plus, he’s the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence. My dad doesn’t have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit […]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon. I dip my biscotti in it. I drizzle it over my ice cream. I cover strawberries with it. I pour it over bananas. Really, I could drink it. Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad’s birthday.  (We’ll have that tomorrow.  Stay tuned.) […]

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