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From giant home grown monsters to finger-sized baby zucchini, this thin-skinned summer squ...   Read More

30 Minute Pasta Sauce

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

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

All About Asparagus

The vegetable world’s herald of spring is fresh asparagus. One of my all-time favorite v...   Read More

Asian Almond Butter Sauce...

Sauces are power tools in your kitchen. Sauces are transformative. Sauces can turn a basi...   Read More

Asian Coleslaw

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

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

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap...

Perfect for hungry Superbowl guests or a busy weeknight dinner for family, Asian turkey le...   Read More

Avocado Basil Dip

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

Avocado Hummus Wraps

Like wraps? Here is something new to try. A Wrawp. Smear with hummus, layer in some avocad...   Read More

Avocado Pomegranate Guaca...

For the love of avocados, here is a twist on traditional guacamole you’ve got to try...   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

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

Blueberry Brain Smoothie...

Making this year a success requires making good decisions. And we can’t make good de...   Read More

Braised Chicken with Cash...

Chicken with gravy. Just the mention might conjure up happy memories of a family dinner at...   Read More

Brussels Sprouts with Bac...

Brussels sprouts. Those cute little mini cabbages. They make a great side dish to accompan...   Read More

Caprese Skewers with Basi...

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

Caramelized Sweet Red Oni...

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Cauliflower Rice with Par...

If you ditched white rice for a healthier, lower carb, grain-free diet, try making caulifl...   Read More

Champagne Sabayon with Be...

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

Chia Muesli Breakfast Pud...

While I’ve called this chia breakfast pudding, it’s really something called Bi...   Read More

Chicken Breasts Baked in...

Trying to figure out what to cook for Mother’s Day dinner? Look no further. Here is a te...   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 Tomatillo Soup

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Chocolate Chip Granola Bi...

. Who doesn’t love granola. Crunchy, nutty, maple-y, spiced and a great way to start the...   Read More

Chocolate Cranberry Bites...

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

Classic Cobb Salad

A much loved classic, the Cobb Salad was created in the 1930’s at the famous Hollywood r...   Read More

Classic French Mushrooms...

Mushrooms Duxelles – The classic French mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, herbs, garl...   Read More

Creamy Butternut Apple So...

Velvety smooth and vibrant orange, this creamy butternut apple soup is easy to make and h...   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

Creamy Quick Chicken Curr...

It was hard to decide whether to call this recipe easy or quick, because it's both! You ca...   Read More

Crispy Seared Duck Breast...

If you are considering what to serve for Valentine’s Day, here is an easy dinner th...   Read More

Curried Butternut Squash...

Warm, creamy, spiced and brilliant orange in color, here is a new soup for your fall enjoy...   Read More

Curried Chicken Salad

Creamy curried chicken salad. Classic chicken salad gets a tasty flavor twist with an Indi...   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

Dairy Free Cheesy Sprinkl...

Cheesy-tasting but no cheese? Yes! This versatile, dairy free cheesy sprinkle tastes sort...   Read More

Double Strawberry Ice Cre...

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Dutch Babies | Easy Oven...

A cross between a pancake, popover and soufflé, Dutch Babies are an easy breakfast treat...   Read More

Easy Healthy Party Dips

While the Superbowl is synonymous with great football and must-see commercials, snacks a...   Read More

Easy Lemon Hummus

We spent last weekend visiting family and friends in beautiful Colorado. It was so nice to...   Read More

Easy White Chicken Chili...

When your family is hungry and time is short, make this hearty white chicken chili. Done i...   Read More

Edamame Succotash

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

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

Five Minute Chocolate Mou...

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

Garlicky Caesar Salad wit...

Caesar Salad: A Great Classic Created by an Italian chef in Tijuana, Mexico around 1924, C...   Read More

Golden Chicken Cutlets

Need a fast dinner? Here’s a recipe, really more of a technique for golden chicken cutle...   Read More

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bo...

Here’s a quick bowl I’ve been making recently as an alternative breakfast to m...   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

Green Beans Almondine

Since just about every body loves green beans, it’s fun to create new ways to serve...   Read More

Green Mojito Smoothie fro...

Do you love smoothies? I do, and have had one most mornings for the last fifteen years. Sm...   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

Hawaiian Green Smoothie

It must be the anticipation of our fall trip to Maui, because I am in a Maui state of min...   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

Healthy Yogurt Hollandais...

Creamy, buttery, and as thick as mayonnaise, Hollandaise is a much-loved, classic French s...   Read More

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomat...

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

Homemade Cashew Milk

Homemade cashew milk. Make it: don’t buy it. It’s so easy. Soak raw nuts over...   Read More

Homemade Herbed Mayonnais...

The simple emulsion of oil and egg yolks, a little mustard, vinegar, spices (and herbs). W...   Read More

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Years ago, I loved Hoisin sauce for barbecue, slathering it over grilled chicken or seared...   Read More

How to Make Clarified But...

While I cook mostly with olive oil and coconut oil, sometimes only butter will do. Someti...   Read More

How to Make Perfect Hard...

Frustrated by hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel then look like a train wreck? Here is...   Read More

How to Make Preserved Lem...

With three simple ingredients – lemons, salt and lemon juice – learn how to m...   Read More

How to Make Zucchini Nood...

Zucchini noodles? Yes! Long strands of zucchini that look like pasta noodles and taste ter...   Read More

How to Poach Chicken Brea...

How to poach chicken breasts: a simple, classic cooking method that really comes in handy...   Read More

How to Roast Beets

Beets are a love-hate vegetable. People seem to be either in the “dirt” camp (hate the...   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

How to Sear Scallops

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops are a wonderful treat when you can find them....   Read More

How To Steam Salmon

With time-starved schedules and the desire to eat healthy, everyone needs fast and easy re...   Read More

How to Toast Pumpkin Seed...

How to toast pumpkin seeds. Such a simple thing. So tasty. And do you know good for you t...   Read More

Ingredients A-Z: Black Ri...

The legendary black rice once reserved for Chinese Emperors, “Forbidden” rice is fable...   Read More

Ingredients A-Z: Zucchini...

From giant home grown monsters to finger-sized baby zucchini, this thin-skinned squash is...   Read More

Italian Braised Chicken T...

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

Italian Chicken Marsala

When I want to serve a special chicken dish that I know everyone will love, I make Chicken...   Read More

Kale Salad with Roasted V...

Here’s a delicious way to get more veggies on the table and change up your usual sal...   Read More

Lemon Chicken Salad Pita...

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

Linguini with Clams | A F...

Steamed Clam on Malibu Beach The first time I remember eating steamed clams was at Gladsto...   Read More

Maple Glazed Pecans

Crunchy, rich, and lightly sweet with warm spices. From breakfast through afternoon snacks...   Read More

Mediterranean Chicken Thi...

Recently I grabbed chicken thighs at the store with no idea what I was going to do with th...   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

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

With holiday madness in full swing, you’ve got better things to do than worry about than...   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

Moules Mariniere | Mussel...

Cooking with liqueurs brings unique flavors and flair to dishes. Adding Pernod, the famed...   Read More

Mushroom Stuffed Sole

If you are pining for spring when more fresh wild fish comes into season, make use of a l...   Read More

My Tour at Sub-Zero Wolf...

Who could resist an invitation to a culinary playground? Not me. Last week I had the oppor...   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 and Fennel Salad

Sweet oranges, tart ruby pomegranate seeds, buttery avocado, peppery arugula and licoricy...   Read More

Oven Baby Back Ribs with...

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

Pan Roasted Halibut with...

Pan-roast halibut filets in a hot non-stick skillet and finish them with a brief steaming...   Read More

Perfect Cheesecake In the...

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

Poached Eggs with Quinoa...

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

Preserved Lemon Sauce

So you started your jar of preserved lemons last week, right?  If so, keep this recipe ha...   Read More

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Rich and smooth with coconut milk, creamy from a little banana, spiced with cinnamon, nut...   Read More

Quick & Crispy Chick...

With leftover roast chicken in the refrigerator, chicken quesadillas became the lunch solu...   Read More

Quick Homemade Coconut Mi...

Homemade coconut milk is a delightful option for a morning breakfast smoothie.  How to av...   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

Raspberry Balsamic Seared...

Crisp seared salmon and a ruby red sauce made with frozen raspberries, raspberry balsamic...   Read More

Raspberry Shrub

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

Roast Chicken Breasts –...

The store is out of what you need, creativity is running low and dinner hour is looming. W...   Read More

Roast Halibut with Roast...

Mild flavored and pearly white, there is nothing like fresh Alaskan halibut.  I’m alway...   Read More

Roast Pork Tenderloin wit...

One cut of meat  I turn to for a fast, tasty and satisfying dinner is pork tenderloin. Po...   Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash...

Whole foods, prepared simply are tasty and healthy. Perfect for fall dinners, roasted butt...   Read More

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower that tastes so incredible you cannot stop eating it. No kidding. It...   Read More

Roasted Garlic Shrimp

It was not until this weekend that I thought to share this recipe with you. One I have use...   Read More

Roasted Vegetable Ratatou...

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

Rosemary Maple Roasted Ca...

This holiday season, share a gift from your kitchen – rosemary maple roasted cashews...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Hois...

Seared sea scallops make for a fast, tasty and healthy dinner.  They are sweet, meaty, te...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Oran...

With Valentines being mid-week this year, I wanted to share a recipe with you for an easy,...   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

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Tender shrimp, quickly cooked in a bubbling, spicy tomato sauce, “brother devil̶...   Read More

Simple Seared Salmon

If just thinking about cooking fish makes you nervous, try this simple way to cook perfect...   Read More

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderl...

Looking for a wow dinner for your beef loving family and guests? Check out this slow roast...   Read More

Southwestern Turkey Chili...

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

Spicy 10 Minute Taco Fill...

Spicy, juicy, with choose your choice of ground meat, chicken, turkey, beef or bison. Use...   Read More

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are one of our mainstay lunches. Sometimes I use leftover roast chicken, but our fa...   Read More

Steamed Artichokes with L...

Steamed artichokes with dipping sauce, one of my standard friends-are-coming-for-dinner ap...   Read More

Strawberries with Balsami...

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

Stuffed Portobello Mushro...

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

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pe...

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

Superfood Blueberry Green...

Since we drink smoothies every morning for breakfast, I am continually in creative mode co...   Read More

Tenderloin of Beef with C...

Easy But Impressive Easy to roast to perfection and serve with flair, it’s hard to compe...   Read More

Thai Lemongrass Chicken

Take a trip to the orient with Thai Lemongrass Chicken. One of the most important flavors...   Read More

Thai Shrimp Soup

Perfumed with aromatic lemongrass and ginger, zing from lime juice, and heat from a jalape...   Read More

Thanksgiving Green Beans...

Planning and preparing for a big holiday dinner can stress even the most seasoned of cooks...   Read More

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From recipes that give you energy and help you detox, to probiotic-promoting recipes to fe...   Read More

Vegan Cheese Sauce

No-cheese sauce. Vegan cheese sauce. Cheesy sauce. Non-dairy cheese sauce. I’m not s...   Read More

Vegetable Miso Soup with...

If your New Years eating plan includes lighter, healthier foods, this vegetable miso soup...   Read More

Vegetable Quinoa Breakfas...

Who doesn’t love a good casserole? A breakfast casserole is a comfort food kind if w...   Read More

Warm Shaved Brussel Sprou...

Dining at a favorite local restaurant, my grilled fish arrived with a light and fluffy veg...   Read More

Whole Roasted Carrots

With year-round availability, carrots are dependable and budget-friendly vegetables. Not...   Read More

Yogurt Parfaits with Berr...

For a healthy breakfast that tastes more like dessert, layer Greek yogurt with fresh berri...   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

Zucchini Roll Ups with Go...

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