30 Minute Pasta Sauce

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

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

Blueberry Brain Smoothie...

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

Brussels Sprouts with Bac...

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

Caramelized Sweet Red Oni...

Humble Onions Craving something sweet? Don’t turn to something sugary. As crazy as...   Read More

Champagne Sabayon with Be...

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

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

Chinese Chicken Salad wit...

Crunchy, colorful vegetables team with shredded chicken and a creamy sesame ginger vinaigr...   Read More

Chocolate Chip Granola Bi...

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

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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

Classic French Mushrooms...

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

Cream of Broccoli Soup wi...

Bright green and velvety smooth, here is my latest soup recipe –  cream of broccoli...   Read More

Creamy Dairy Free Asparag...

Asparagus is my spring obsession. Long considered a gourmet delight, I can’t get eno...   Read More

Curried Butternut Squash...

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

Double Strawberry Ice Cre...

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

Easy No Cook Cranberry Re...

No cook cranberry sauce. Even someone who doesn’t cook can make it. With cranberries...   Read More

Edamame Succotash

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

Forgotten Cookies

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

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 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

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This homemade cocktail sauce is quick to make and sure beats anything out of a jar. Smoked...   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 Rotisserie Chicken...

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

How To Steam Salmon

With time-starved schedules and the desire to eat healthy, everyone needs fast recipes the...   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

Linguini with Clams | A F...

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

Mushroom Stuffed Sole

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

Oven Baby Back Ribs with...

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

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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

Quick and Creamy Guacamol...

Cool and smooth, this creamy guacamole dip whips up fast in a food processor for a healthy...   Read More

Quick Strawberry Muffins...

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

Simple Seared Salmon

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

Southwestern Turkey Chili...

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

Spiced Coconut Mango Smoo...

Transport yourself to the islands for breakfast with this spiced coconut mango tropical sm...   Read More

Steakhouse Roasted Mushro...

Mushrooms this good are often served alongside a thick, juicy steak at a fancy steakhouse...   Read More

Strawberry Banana Smoothi...

A strawberry banana smoothie is a much-loved classic. In my continued attempts to add more...   Read More

Tropical Pineapple Mango...

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