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

Almond Coconut Tart Crust...

Grain-free, gluten-free, and almost like a cookie, here is a basic tart crust recipe that...   Read More

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake &...

The scent of cinnamon filled the house with an irresistible aroma while I was testing this...   Read More

Basic Berry Sauce | Smoot...

Basic Berry Sauce – Use Frozen Berries Made from frozen berries that are easily kep...   Read More

Champagne Sabayon with Be...

An Ethereal Sauce It was years ago that I first encountered the ethereal dessert sauce cal...   Read More

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cre...

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

Chocolate Cranberry Bites...

Chocolate Cranberry Bites. Everyone goes crazy over them, and they are so easy to make wit...   Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

When dessert has to be chocolate, this recipe will knock your socks off. Decadent, rich, s...   Read More

Chocolate Pudding | Pots...

When it comes to dessert for Valentine’s day, it’s all about chocolate. Here is an ea...   Read More

Citrus Sand Tart Christma...

A Christmas cookie called Sand Tarts has been in my family tradition for decades. A thin,...   Read More

Dark Chocolate Dipped Str...

A dessert that is actually good for you? That would be dark chocolate dipped strawberries....   Read More

Double Strawberry Ice Cre...

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

Five Minute Chocolate Mou...

Here’s a simple recipe I often use for catered parties, large and small.  It’s a grea...   Read More

Forgotten Cookies

Softly leafing through an old, faded notebook, I came across a recipe that looked familia...   Read More

Fresh Strawberries with H...

With Memorial Day upon us, you may be planning to fire up your grill for a weekend celebra...   Read More

Honey Nectarine Sorbet

Before summer nectarines disappear for a year, make this sweet, refreshing sorbet for dess...   Read More

How to Choose and Cut a W...

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

Italian Lemon Almond Mous...

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California Cruising slowly along Marine Avenue on Balboa Isl...   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 Almond Polenta Cake...

From the first bite, you experience the soft crunchy texture from cornmeal and ground almo...   Read More

Lemon Gelato

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

Not-ella Carob Butter|The...

If you suffer from migraine headaches, vertigo or Meniere’s Disease, chocolate migh...   Read More

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies...

With Christmas right around the corner, I just had to bake cookies. It’s like an it...   Read More

Orange Almond Torte

With a delicate orange flavor and tender texture, this single layer orange almond torte is...   Read More

Orange Ginger Creme Brûl...

Creme Brûlée; the famous French custard dessert with a burnt sugar top. It’s made with...   Read More

Perfect Cheesecake In the...

Cheesecake is pretty hard to resist. It’s simple, rich and creamy. Sometimes there is a...   Read More

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cake...

With pumpkin puree and maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, coconut oil swapped for...   Read More

Spiced Chocolate Sorbet w...

When a cookbook automatically opens to a certain page, you know that recipe is often made...   Read More

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

With the arrival of fall and Thanksgiving around the corner, pumpkin dishes are back on ou...   Read More

Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

For the perfect finale to your Thanksgiving feast, here’s a creamy, sweet and light pump...   Read More

Spiced Pumpkin Tart

This spiced pumpkin tart is just what to serve for your Thanksgiving feast finale. Make it...   Read More

Strawberries with Balsami...

Berries and vinegar might sound like odd partners, but they’re actually wonderful togeth...   Read More

Sweet Cherry Cake

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

Vegan Chocolate Truffles...

Brightly colored Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs and sweet ca...   Read More

White Chocolate Peppermin...

White chocolate, refreshing peppermint, cream cheese and whipped cream combine for a rich,...   Read More

Winter Dream Hot Chocolat...

With the warmth of spring still a ways off, here’s an adult hot chocolate recipe that wi...   Read More