Thai Inspired Chicken Dippers (Gluten Free)

This recipe for Thai Inspired Chicken Dippers (gluten free) is easy, versitile and delicious !!  ...more

Kale and Date Salad

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: Visit fitfoodieruns(dot)com for more recipe!I spent yesterday strolling along outside all day. Researchers say people in general don’t get enough Vitamin D so I make sure to live outside.Saturday mornings are by far my favorite time of the week. We have a fairly large Farmers Market filled with a variety of items. You see, I’m a food advocate and healthy living is very important to me....more

Kale and Grilled Peach Salad with Roasted Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette

Oh summer salads…so delicious, fresh and beautiful.  This salad was inspired by some plump and juicy organic peaches I found at Wild Earth this weekend…and by my constant desire to use my cast iron grill pan.  Grilled peaches are the perfect way to add warmth and a pop of color to any summer salad and they happen to pair well with my favorite roasted vegetable vinaigrette....more

Getting The Best out of Cooking & Blogging

I was always keen on cooking. On learning new recipes, and of trying out different types of cuisine.  After all, I had been cooking as a homemaker for some 35 years. My husband, Prem Rao, a writer himself and an avid blogger, pushed me into blogging....more

Tempting Tiramisu: This luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake is ready to serve

Also known as a “Tuscan Trifle,” tiramisu, which translates to “pick me up,” is a luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake....more

The Best Blueberry Bread EVER!

 If you read my zucchini bread recipe, you know we take our bread seriously - refining the recipe over the years. This blueberry bread recipe has not only been honed to perfection, it has been kept super secret. Every summer I get requests for this bread and spend hours baking. There are 3 reasons not everyone on the list gets a loaf:Growing and picking the blueberries is a lot of work and I don't like to share :)The bread is so damn good I don't like to share :)I have to rotate people out each year, too many people love the bread and I don't have enough to go around!Your mouth is watering now, isn't it?...more

Peeling Back Lasagna's Layers for National Lasagna Day! Don't miss this recipe from my Southern Italian Kitchen.

When it comes to the perfect casserole dish, baked lasagna tops my list. This dish of alternating layers of pasta sheets, topped with a flavorful sauce and cheese, is easy to assemble, tastes delicious and is always a crowd-pleaser....more

Arctic Zero Ice Cream: 150 calories per pint of creamy, healthy sweet treat

We all have those days where we want to dine on an entire pint of ice cream. But when you're dieting, you have two choices: resist and feel deprived, or give in and then binge on a fattening frozen treat. Now you've got a better choice: Arctic Zero....more

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back RibsI want my baby-back baby-back baby-back baby-back baby-back baby-back baby- back…Barbecue Sauce! Am I the only one who sings this old Chili’s jingle in my head whenever I’m in the presence of ribs? Don’t answer that, I probably am.Have you ever asked the chef at a BBQ joint for his rub recipe…most will laugh in your face or tell you they’d have to kill you. What’s with all the secrecy and paranoia? Lucky for us, Alton Brown is of the sharing kind. Sharing is caring people!...more
Lashes and Dashes Thanks, it most certainly is :)more

Southern California Cookbook wins first prize for Best Published Lifestyle Book/Cooking and Home

Purchase at AmazonSan Diego Chef’s Table wins first prize for Best Published Lifestyle Book/Cooking and Home at the San Diego Book Awards (June 2014)....more