Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt |

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is -- but, it's also interesting and super delicious.Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason -- it's fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs With Chipotle Roasted Tomatoes

Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs with Chipotle Roasted Tomatoes |

It's been quite a while since I've cracked an egg over a meal, and we're smack in the middle of Hatch Chile season -- hence,  Hatch Chile Potato Hash and Eggs.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner -- whatever time it is, if you're hungry, this is the answer.I'm starving!  Let's just get to the recipe and eat today.  … [Read more...]

Summer Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs |

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . .First -- and by far the most interesting -- my husband, who's been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, … [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...]

22 Amazing Summer Lemon Recipes

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa

When life gives you lemons . . . .What?  Make lemonade?  Why not make something else?How about: "When life gives you lemons, make Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese."  Or "When life gives you lemons, make Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa?" … [Read more...]

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe |

For weeks I've been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  I know, there's no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)Gorgeous and delicious, sweet and creamy, they're both at the tippy top of my favorite foods list(s).Pairing up with peppery, savory, seared Ahi, turns these two beauties … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe |

It's beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it's screaming with summertime deliciousness.I don't like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook!  I truly hope you'll try it to see what all the fuss is about. … [Read more...]

Grilled Jalapeño Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

Grilled Jalapeno Pepper Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

True story. . .I'd told my parents we'd be there for my Dad's birthday dinner at 5:30 PM, with dinner in tow.At 5:05 PM, I heard noises in the kitchen.  I walked in to find my (usually perfect, and always adorable) dog licking up the last bite of the dinner I'd just finished cooking.  The LAST bite!After … [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...]