Individual Ojai Pixie Tangerine (No-Bake) Cheesecakes Recipe

Ojai Pixie Tangerine Individual Cheesecakes Recipe |

Around this time last year, I went to the beautiful Ojai Valley in Southern California with Melissa's Produce to learn all about Ojai Pixie Tangerines.  I shared this experience here, and it's a great prelude to any Ojai Pixie recipe (in my humble opinion). ;-)Pixie tangerines are sun-sweetened, delicate, seedless … [Read more...]

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Recipe


This year my kids had a special, albeit brief, eight-week summer vacation -- the normal amount of weeks is twelve.  Well, school has started now, and it's been a big adjustment for all of us.Just as we were getting in our groove of pajamas all day, late breakfasts and late bedtimes, we found ourselves back in the … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Fuchsias and Hazelnut Praline Nutella Pie Recipe

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When I was growing up -- in the time before Nutella was sold almost everywhere -- my friend Tanja always brought jars of it home from her visits to family in Germany. She introduced me to this creamy, oh-so-delicious party in a jar!  Nutella will always bring my mind to Tanja's kitchen . . . and digging right into the … [Read more...]

Cucumber-Dill Canapé Recipe

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I made these adorable, delicious hors d'oeuvres for the very first party I ever catered, way back in 1995. (Oh my!)  And I think these may have been on the menu of every party I catered there after.  They are always a crowd pleaser!  They're light, refreshing, pretty, and packed with flavor -- and all in one … [Read more...]