I’m sure you’ve seen all of those beautiful “naked” cakes that are being pinned lately. They’re all the rage and so pretty overflowing with layers of frosting, berries and flowers. I decided to try to make one and although I wouldn’t categorize it as a complete fail it definitely falls short of the inspiration images I’ve been eyeing.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Happy Friday everyone. For many of us this Sunday is Easter. I thought I’d leave you with some Weekend Inspiration to make good use of those Easter leftovers you might have. If you’re not celebrating Easter, these are still some great recipes to check out.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Compound butter seems to be very popular right now. I’ve been seeing gorgeous blends in magazines and online. Compound butter is a mixture of butter and, well, anything you choose. Common blends are herbs, chives, honey and the version I made, brown sugar & cinnamon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
High fives for me! For once I’m ahead of the holiday curve. We’re about a month away from St. Patrick’s Day and I have a fun Leprechaun Treat to show you today.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Friends, the big game is coming up and if you’re like me, it’s all about the food and snacks. Well, a little about the game but the food is a big part of it. I’ve rounded up some of my very own recipes that I’ve shared here in the past years that make great game day eats. There’s sandwiches, snacks, healthy options, desserts and even a little treat for your four-legged friends. Enjoy the game – enjoy the food – enjoy the fun.
First up is Classic Game Day Eats – a variety of sandwiches to please everyone.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Friends, I have a new breakfast obsession! And it’s so fast and easy. I’ve discovered that you can microwave an egg white and it’s perfection. Add in some fresh veggies and you have a healthy breakfast sandwich in 30 seconds.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I’ve been making Sloppy Joes like this since my son was little. I think it happened by accident when I was going to make Sloppy Joes but didn’t have any rolls or hamburger buns – but I did have some hot dog buns. That’s the night the Sloppy Dog was born in my house.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
I was so excited to see these little purple potatoes at my regular market. It’s always fun to try new things. And these little guys exceeded my expectation with their incredible burst of color.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
You know those instant ramen noodles – the ones that come in a compact rectangle with a little powdery season pack? Ya, those. I always keep packages of those in my cupboard. If I do make them with the season pack, I only use about 1/3 of the packet. But I rarely use the seasoning that it comes with. Instead, they’re a great base for leftovers. Beef, pork, chicken, shrimp… just about anything goes with those noodles. Here’s an example of what you can make.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Did I mention we’re having an end-of-summer heat wave here in Southern California? We are. The kind of heat where you just don’t want to do anything. Plus, since we live near the coast, we don’t have air conditioning. We rely on an ocean breeze that has been letting us down lately.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I’ve been trying to be healthier and snack on things like veggies, fruit and granola. It irks me every time I buy granola at the market because it’s so darn expensive. And I don’t even get the really good stuff – that’s just too pricey. I finally had some time and made up a batch and it is so good.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Crockpot recipes are popular for a good reason. We are all so busy, it’s hard to pull together dinner and eat at a reasonable hour. But with a little planning, you can have a delicious meal when you’re done with work.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.