Asian Flank Steak with Gi...

When you’re in the mood for Asian flavors, don’t head for takeout. Try this recipe for...   Read More

Baked Crab Cakes

A plate of crab cakes with a big green salad and a glass of chilled rose wine make for a w...   Read More

Baked Lemon Shrimp Scampi...

Tender shrimp in a lemon, white wine and butter sauce topped with crunchy almonds and pars...   Read More

Baked Parmesan Potatoes

Crisp, golden and lightly crusted – Baked Parmesan Potatoes. serve them for dinner a...   Read More

Black and White Sesame Sa...

Many people love salmon but are afraid to cook it at home. Try this easy, Asian-inspired r...   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

Creamy Butternut Apple So...

Velvety smooth and vibrant orange, this creamy butternut apple soup is healthy, easy to m...   Read More

Creamy Deviled Eggs

Musing over my non-traditional Easter menu of roast salmon, I was missing an appetizer. I...   Read More

Dutch Baby Oven Pancakes...

A cross between a pancake, popover and soufflé, Dutch baby oven pancakes are an easy brea...   Read More

Easy Roasted Brussels Spr...

My little cabbage might be a French term of endearment, but many people are not in love wi...   Read More

Eggs Benedict with Smoked...

Whether Mother’s Day, New Year’s Day or I Survived Another Week Day, Eggs Benedict mak...   Read More

Endive Leaves with Green...

Crisp, refreshing and pleasantly bitter, endive leaves make the perfect palette for herbed...   Read More

Golden French Onion Soup...

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

Greek Pasta Salad

The fresh air off the Pacific Ocean cleared not only our lungs but our heads. Camped on a...   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 Corn and Quinoa S...

Friends recently came for dinner and I served this salad along with grilled shrimp, aspara...   Read More

Healthy Homemade Tomato S...

Tomato soup is a great classic soup and as a classic commercial taught us, it’s mmm...   Read More

Herbed Baby Dutch Potatoe...

Little golden orbs of buttery delight, that’s what I call Baby Dutch Potatoes. You eat t...   Read More

Homemade Herbed Mayonnais...

Mayonnaise is the simple emulsion of oil and egg yolks, a little mustard, vinegar, spices...   Read More

How to Roast Asparagus

I am crazy about asparagus.  Always have been. I have to apologize to my husband for my l...   Read More

Jalapeño Mint Grilled Sh...

For a quick and healthy dinner, marinate shrimp in a zippy combo of citrus juices, fresh m...   Read More

Pan Seared Halibut with M...

Go fish! Does anyone still play that card game? Anyway, for Valentine’s dinner, here is...   Read More

Parmesan Gougeres Cheese...

The irresistible French cheese puffs called gougeres (goo-zhare). They are great with a g...   Read More

Pistachio Crusted Roast S...

Constantly on the run, the first half of the year went by in a blink. With trips to Santa...   Read More

Rice Salad with Corn and...

We seldom eat out, but I can’t resist Gulfstream in Newport Beach, CA. You can always ge...   Read More

Smoked Salmon Nicoise Sal...

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

Stuffed Portobello Mushro...

Mushrooms. I’m crazy about their rich, meaty taste. When I learned about the fifth taste...   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

The California Shrimp Lou...

She taught me to scramble eggs, make perfect white sauce and chicken soup. How I miss bein...   Read More

Tropical Pineapple Mango...

Bright refreshing flavors and no cooking required. When temperatures soar and you’re me...   Read More

Vegetable Miso Soup with...

A warming soup filled with nutrition, this brothy bowl is a twist on miso soup served at J...   Read More

Zucchini Roll Ups with Go...

Creamy, bite sized vegetable bombs. When my neighbors kids wolfed these down for an aftern...   Read More