30 Minute Pasta Sauce

Whether you call it spaghetti sauce, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, or marinara, it is a stapl...   Read More

Avocado Basil Dip

Creamy and healthy, this bright green avocado basil dip is terrific for holiday entertaini...   Read More

Basil Pesto Chicken and P...

When I’ve got a hungry husband in need of a fast dinner, here’s one of my “go-to”...   Read More

Caprese Skewers with Basi...

Featuring juicy summer tomatoes, creamy mini mozzarella balls and fresh, bright green basi...   Read More

Cherry Tomato Tart

Maybe it was the fresh cherry cakes I’d been baking weekly at the request of visiting fr...   Read More

Chicken Cutlets with Sauc...

I close my eyes and see purple rolling hills and endless rows of lavender, fields that con...   Read More

Classic Basil Pesto

Classic basil pesto instantly transforms ordinary dishes into something delicious and diff...   Read More

Dairy Free Carrot Top Pes...

Carrot top pesto made with fluffy green carrot tops. For years they ended up in the tras...   Read More

Lighter Whole Wheat Lasag...

Working outdoors on folding tables plating lunch for 130 hungry guests I almost froze. Wi...   Read More

Mushroom and Herb Pasta S...

This is an amazing tasting sauce with a rich and hearty flavor.  My favorite pasta sauce....   Read More

Pasta with Chicken Sausag...

When time is short and you’re hungry, here is a quick dish I turn to over and over again...   Read More

Ribollita | Tuscan Vegeta...

There is nothing like a warming bowl of soup to satisfy the soul. The Tuscan bean and vege...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Vege...

Always looking for a way to get more vegetables into our diet and knowing my husband will...   Read More

Smoked Salmon Nicoise Sal...

Sears Chef Challenge – Week Number 2 – Brea, CA We had another fun weekend wit...   Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pe...

Our friend and fellow photographer, Ron Goldman, has been growing organic heirloom tomatoe...   Read More

Tomato Salad Caprese | Fl...

Lunchtime in Florence, Italy It was lunchtime in Florence, Italy. Touring the huge central...   Read More

Vegetarian Chili with Smo...

Park City, Utah Weekend We just returned from a long weekend at the Sundance Film Festival...   Read More

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie...

Packed with vegetables and beans, then topped with creamy mashed potatoes, don’t tell th...   Read More

Zucchini Noodles with Pas...

Zucchini noodles? Yes! They are terrific. If eliminating pasta is too much of a switch all...   Read More

Zucchini Ribbon Salad wit...

A few weeks ago I was playing with my spiral vegetable slicer. Sure, I use it for spaghett...   Read More