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

Barbecue Glazed Meatloaf...

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

Caesar Salad with Homemad...

Created by an Italian chef in Tijuana, Mexico around 1924, Caesar Salad is one of the grea...   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

Citrus Sand Tart Christma...

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

Cornbread Cranberry Dress...

Contemplating my holiday menu, I thought about many friends (besides us) who have adopted...   Read More

Creamy Deviled Eggs

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

Dairy Free Bittersweet Ch...

When it comes to a holiday dessert, it’s all about chocolate. Here is an easy to make y...   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

Dutch Baby Oven Pancakes...

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

Gluten-Free Cornbread wit...

With cornbread baking, the aroma wafting from the kitchen was wonderful. Who can resist a...   Read More

Hearty Turkey Meatballs

From A to almost Z (actually Afghanistan to Vietnam), all cultures around the world have r...   Read More

Homemade Herbed Mayonnais...

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

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 Lemon Almond Mous...

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California Cruising slowly along Marine Avenue on Balboa Isl...   Read More

Kale and Ricotta Stuffed...

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

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes &#...

The Most Incredible Pancakes Pancakes may be standard breakfast fare, but made with Ricott...   Read More

Lighter Whole Wheat Lasag...

Working outdoors on folding tables plating lunch for 130 hungry guests I almost froze. Wi...   Read More

Molasses Bran Muffins

The queens were being installed, so it was a big day. Not a parade, country fair or beaut...   Read More

Mother’s Day Recipe...

If you are planning a special day to honor mom, here are a few recipes and menu ideas to g...   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

Parmesan Gougeres Cheese...

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

Perfect Cheesecake In the...

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

Poached Eggs with Pumpkin...

For a creamy, hearty fall breakfast, try poached eggs with pumpkin polenta. Its a great br...   Read More

Poached Eggs with Quinoa...

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

Pomegranate Spinach Salad...

For fifteen years, a group of girlfriends have gathered the first Saturday in December to...   Read More

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cake...

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

Quick Strawberry Muffins...

Roadside strawberry stands are a common site in Southern California during spring and earl...   Read More

Raspberry Pomegranate Glu...

Golden, gluten free waffles with raspberry sauce are a holiday treat. Add pomegranate se...   Read More

Santa Fe Blue Corn Muffin...

Red or green? When you travel to New Mexico it’s all about the chiles. I arrived in San...   Read More

Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg...

Creamy, tangy, eggy bites of deliciousness. Deviled eggs and I go way back. So much, my mo...   Read More

Smoked Salmon Nicoise Sal...

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

Spiced Mexican Turkey Mea...

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

Spiced Pumpkin Tart

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

Sweet Cherry Cake

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

The Best Gluten Free Bana...

This Mother’s Day, remembering my mom and all of the baking we did together, I decided t...   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

Vegetable Quinoa Breakfas...

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

Zucchini Applesauce Muffi...

Zucchini in muffins? Yes! Zucchini applesauce muffins. If the thought of that throws your...   Read More