30 Minute Pasta Sauce

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

Ahi Tuna Salad Lettuce Cu...

The Sears Chef Challenge – Week 1, Cerritos, CA What an exciting weekend! I was selecte...   Read More

Arugula Salad with Quinoa...

Terrific Toronto. That’s what we now call this fabulous Canadian city. We just got back...   Read More

Barbecue Glazed Meatloaf...

Barbecue Glazed Meatloaf Classic American comfort food, meatloaf is enjoying a revival. Wh...   Read More

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

In this busy season when days zoom by and temperatures drop, it’s comforting to have an...   Read More

Bread Stuffing with Herbs...

Stuffing or dressing? My mom and I used to go round and around about what its called. She...   Read More

Caramelized Sweet Red Oni...

Humble Onions Craving something sweet? Don’t turn to something sugary. As crazy as...   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

Chicken Noodle Vegetable...

As we start a New Year,  its time to return to healthy, comforting foods to ward off the...   Read More

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here’s one of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken: Chicken tortilla soup. This sou...   Read More

Cornbread Cranberry Dress...

Contemplating my holiday menu, I thought about many friends who have adopted a gluten-fre...   Read More

Creamy Dairy Free Asparag...

Asparagus is my spring obsession. Long considered a gourmet delight, I can’t get eno...   Read More

Creamy Leek and Mushroom...

Mushroom soup is one of my favorite soups, yet it’s one I’ve not made for ages because...   Read More

Cucumber Mint Salad

Crisp, almost sweet, mini Persian cucumbers make a cool, refreshing salad. Toss with fresh...   Read More

Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps...

What to do with all of those pretty eggs you’ve hard boiled for Easter? Make egg salad o...   Read More

Fast and Flavorful Chicke...

In the heat of summer, hot soup is the last thing most people think of eating, much less c...   Read More

French Market Vegetable B...

French market vegetable beef soup is a meal in itself. It’s got everything from the mark...   Read More

Ginger Molasses Baked Bea...

July is National Baked Bean month, so what better reason to make a pot of baked beans. Ins...   Read More

Golden French Onion Soup...

A steaming bowl of French onion soup topped with melted Gruyere cheese – classic comfort...   Read More

Green Quinoa Salad with S...

Shopping at a favorite health-food market my tummy was rumbling, so I headed to the fresh...   Read More

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs...

Fire up the grill for Father’s Day and serve these easy, tasty swordfish and vegetable k...   Read More

Healthy Homemade Tomato S...

Say Goodbye to Store Bought Soup Do you have canned or boxed soups in your pantry for mea...   Read More

Hearty Turkey Bean Soup

What to do with leftover turkey? Make soup! Here is a hearty turkey bean soup with lots of...   Read More

Homemade Chicken Broth (B...

Step away from the box – boxed chicken broth, that is. Learn to make homemade chicken br...   Read More

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This homemade cocktail sauce is quick to make and sure beats anything out of a jar. Smoked...   Read More

Homemade Vegetable Broth...

If you want to follow a more plant-based diet, try using homemade vegetable broth instead...   Read More

Huevos Rancheros and the...

A relaxing weekend away is a rare thing for us, and probably for you too. Life is so crazy...   Read More

Italian Braised Chicken T...

Made from economical chicken thighs and a few pantry items, this chicken dish is a basic,...   Read More

Kale and Ricotta Stuffed...

With many people looking for meatless recipes to serve for Meatless Monday’s, I decided...   Read More

Lemon Chicken Salad Pita...

Hot weather calls for cool salads, and here’s an unbeatable classic with a twist – lem...   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

Pearl Onions with Brown B...

Pearls. Lovely to wear and delicious to eat. That would be pearl onions. Petite when compa...   Read More

Pineapple Mango Salsa

When temperatures soar and you’re melting into a puddle, chilled dishes don’t just sou...   Read More

Poached Eggs with Quinoa...

Seems like everyone is rediscovering the simple joy of poached eggs. After being demonized...   Read More

Quinoa Tabouleh Salad

When one of my best friends said “tell me what to do with quinoa”, this is first recip...   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

Roasted Vegetable Ratatou...

Friday morning usually finds me shopping at a local farmers market. The vibrant colors, th...   Read More

Southwestern Black Bean S...

Everyone loves recipes that are easy and quick to put together, healthy, and versatile in...   Read More

Southwestern Turkey Chili...

My leftover Thanksgiving turkey needed to be finished up. I debated what to make with it....   Read More

Spiced Turkey Burgers wit...

If you’re looking to grill some burgers this weekend, try spiced turkey burgers as an al...   Read More

Summer Gazpacho Tomato So...

Summer in a bowl. Take the edge off of summer’s heat with a chilled, refreshing bowl of...   Read More

Summer White Bean Salad

Whether canned or dried, beans are the backbone of any strong pantry. Strong, like silent...   Read More

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed...

Traditional versions of stuffed peppers use green bell peppers, ground beef and rice. Here...   Read More

Turkey Tetrazzini Cassero...

Turkey Tetrazzini is an American classic and a favorite dish to make with leftover Thanksg...   Read More

Vegetable Beef Stew with...

Beef and vegetable stew, a classic, hearty dish filled with chunks of top sirloin, carrots...   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