4th of July Healthy Menu...

If you are trying to figure out the fireworks of your 4th of July menu and what will make...   Read More

A Feast with Friends | Gr...

Great food makes for great bribery. With the promise of a fabulous feast, we invited ourse...   Read More

Asian Coleslaw

Colorful, cool and crunchy. Try giving your next batch of this classic cabbage salad a hea...   Read More

Broccoli and Cabbage Slaw...

Spring weather is so unpredictable. Today is a cool spring day, but recently it hit the 90...   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

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cre...

Rich, chocolatey and incredibly creamy, this chocolate coconut ice cream recipe is a knock...   Read More

Dairy Free Creamy Corn Ch...

At end of summer good fresh corn is in abundance. Golden kernels and pale, soft green hus...   Read More

Double Strawberry Ice Cre...

Roadside Strawberry Stands Roadside strawberry stands are a common site in Southern Califo...   Read More

Edamame Succotash

Edamame succotash – an easy, healthy recipe that works as we transition from summer...   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

Green Bean Salad with Swe...

I had a friend whose idea of green bean salad meant draining canned green beans and dousin...   Read More

Grilled Artichokes

See that platter of grilled artichokes? After we shot the photos for this post we were hun...   Read More

Grilled Corn on the Cob w...

The crunch when you bite into golden kernels. An occasional squirt of corn juice when the...   Read More

Grilled Flank Steak Mexic...

Planning to fire up the grill for Father’s Day? Treat dad to a great dinner with grill...   Read More

Grilled Hoisin Chicken Ka...

Kabobs, kebabs, or skewers: they go by many names. Food on a stick is part of the fun of s...   Read More

Grilled Lemon Mint Chicke...

Fragrant emerald mint growing outside my kitchen door beckoned with the freshness of sprin...   Read More

Grilled Shrimp Salad with...

Crisp salad greens and grilled shrimp are the basis for a new grilled shrimp salad with fr...   Read More

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomat...

Sweet and rich with concentrated tomato and herbal flavors, these herb roasted cherry toma...   Read More

How to Choose and Cut a W...

Watermelons are the quintessential summer refresher. And since watermelons are more than 9...   Read More

How To Rotisserie Chicken...

Crisp, juicy and golden. Rotisserie roast chicken is a staple in our house. It’s the bes...   Read More

Ingredients A-Z: Artichok...

Artichokes – the vegetable version of a pinecone. My thanks to the brave soul who first...   Read More

July 4th Healthy Menu Pla...

If you are trying to figure out the fireworks of your holiday menu and what will make it s...   Read More

Lemon Gelato

Yesterday the thermometer registered a scorching 104°F at our house. Late summer in Calif...   Read More

Lobster Salad with Creamy...

Recently we spent a few glorious nights at the beautiful Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, Ca...   Read More

Mediterranean Potato Sala...

If it’s 4th of July, then there MUST be potato salad. That was true when I was growing u...   Read More

Mint and Melon Kabobs

With a wide variety of melons at the market, you know the end of summer is near. Their jui...   Read More

Nectarine and Tomato Chut...

Strolling happily into my favorite grocery store, I was drawn magnetically to a display of...   Read More

Oven Baby Back Ribs with...

There’s something about the flavor of charred meat that makes our primal instincts kick...   Read More

Pineapple Mango Salsa

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

Pork Tenderloin with Blac...

Dark purple, finger staining, sweet summer blackberries. Everywhere I turned it was blackb...   Read More

Raspberry Shrub

Need a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink to combat the heat of summer? Here is your answe...   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 Zucchini, Corn, an...

When clients asked for this dish three times in one week, I knew I had to post it for you....   Read More

Sweet Cherry Cake

Fresh cherries are one of the highlights of summer fruit, but beware their high-staining j...   Read More

Tomato Salad Caprese | Fl...

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