A nice rainy day in California requires a warm home-cooked meal, especially on a Sunday night! With the afternoon ahead, I decided to marinate some chicken thighs for a Chicken & Sweet Potato Tagine. My recipe is for a Moroccan style chicken marinated with an herb mixture of cumin, cardamom, ginger and a hint of saffron. If you’re feeling daring, you can toast & grind … Read more Sunday Supper
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
Carrots, carrots, carrots – what to do with all the carrots! When your vegetable drawer is overflowing with carrots, there’s nothing else to do but make carrot cake. Tired of that same old cream cheese frosted standard recipe? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here is the most amazing recipe for a feathery light, luscious & creamy, yet lightly sweetened four layer carrot cake … Read more Toss Your Old Carrot Cake Recipe, This One Takes The Cake!
One could spend hours – no days, searching through all of the interesting recipes on Pinterest. It can be overwhelming at times and can certainly soak up the hours. However, when I can narrow down my search with specific ingredients or checking on people that I follow, I can find some terrific ideas! That is how I found this plant based – healthy dessert recipe … Read more Indulge in this Guilt-free Scrumptious Blueberry & Kiwi Tart!
I guess discovering the ease of making salads ahead inspired me to look further. Now I’m on to breakfast! So I found a simple recipe for Overnight Oatmeal from The Kitchn blog and decided to pair it up with some Fruit & Nut Granola and Maple & Cinnamon Glazed Apples. I made enough for 4 servings. You can cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for … Read more Cooking Ahead makes Eating a Healthy Breakfast a Snap!
If you want to impress your house guests this holiday season, serve them an Apple Dutch Baby for breakfast. It is made with a combination of caramelized apples and a custard style batter. The whole process is done in the oven creating one large puffy pancake that is absolutely scrumptious! It all starts with melting some butter in a heavy skillet in the oven. I use my … Read more Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!
As a child, I used to fight with my brother over cinnamon rolls. I loved those Pillsbury “place and bake” rolls hot from the oven with melted icing on top. This pie brings back those fond memories, with a new twist on a healthier version. This amazing pie is made with a somewhat unique mixture of ingredients. And although there is sugar in the pie and frosting, all of the other ingredients are … Read more You Would Never Know that this Cinnamon Roll Pie is Gluten Free!
Jazz up your yogurt with maple syrup & cinnamon glazed apples, walnuts and raspberries! I know there are a ton of nutrients in yogurt such as calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, pottasium and magnesium and it’s an excellent source of protein. Even more importantly yogurt has probiotics which are said to contain “friendly bacteria” that can boost your immune system and help promote a healthy digestive tract. All good things! But yogurt … Read more Your Yogurt Breakfast doesn’t have to be Boring!
Here is a recipe that you can make with any type of stone fruit or berries (or combination) that you have on hand. I made two different versions; one with Blackberries and one with Peaches. The recipe is for Fruit Hand Pies – cute little enclosed pies that you can eat by holding in your hand. (unless they’re hot, like mine were:) No need for … Read more A Great Recipe for Stone Fruit or Berries!
Ok, so the weather isn’t showing it, but nevertheless fall is here and I was feeling the need to enjoy some fall flavors. I purchased some amazing lamb from Adelaida Springs Ranch that is raised exclusively on Rangeland Wines pastures and in their estate vineyard. No antibiotics or hormones are used, and the meat is mild, lean and succulent. Lamb made me think of Greek food and that made me … Read more A Greek Delight; Moussaka topped with Cauliflower Béchamel!