Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

One-Pan "Practical Pork Chops" in Half an Hour

So, what's so practical about this pork chop recipe? Well, it incorporates all my favorite flavors to combine with pork (apples, onions, mustard, honey) in one roasting tray. It's also easy, takes about half an hour to make, and there's only one pan to wash up—what could be more practical than that? ...more
I have fresh sage in my garden so I will be making your recipe this week.more

6 Blogs With Pie Recipes That Will Inspire You to Bake

Whether you're looking for new ideas for the last of the summer fruit or looking forward to fall flavors like pumpkin and apple, follow these blogs for creative new ideas, no-fail techniques, and well-tested recipes for the pies of your dreams. ...more
I do love pie. A lot.more

Lemony Vegan Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

Lemony Vegan Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes Recently I warned the MeatlessMonday fans there was going to be a few weeks of garden-loving recipes coming up here while we hang on to the last days of summer, so if you don't have a garden or a nearby farmers market, my apologies. But for everyone with fresh tomatoes, corn, and basil, I think this Lemony Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes from Sarah's Cucina Bella really does sound perfect for right now. ...more

Pinners Conference

I wanted to let you know that little old me will be presenting at the Pinners Conference. How fun will that be? It will be held this year at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah November 7-8 ....more

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup

It’s that time of year again! I tried to hold off until the first day of fall to post anything pumpkin, but I just couldn’t do it. ...more

Tour de France - A French Wine Regions Class

Last night we had the fun experience of taking a wine class at Total Wine & More.  Our class came just in time for Monday, July 14th...Bastille Day.  "A Tasting Tour of France":...more

No-Bake White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cups

Guys, I woke up two days ago FREEZING. Evidently, Mother Nature has developed a habit of dropping the temperature like crazy at night and then bringing it right back up come early noon. I guess it's fun to have the best of both worlds for now, but man,...more

{baked} homemade cheetos

baked homemade cheetos ...more

Coconut Whipped Cream Parfait

It is so EASY to make your own homemade, super healthy, Coconut Whipped Cream.  ...more

Apple Streusel Muffins

Where have I been this past week? Working 12 hour shifts -> Santa Barbara <3 -> Los Angeles for Fabi’s Tri -> Visiting family -> Driving back to SF -> Back to work! Fabi and I drove down to Santa Barbara on the way to his triathlon in Malibu and stopped to eat lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, The Boathouse… The Boathouse is a great little spot right on the beach ....more

DoughEZ "This is how we roll" - Patent Pending Precision Dough Rolling System

 Ding! Thats the sound of the most delicious, mouth watering master piece to come out of your oven! From cookies,pies, pizza and more... The most flavorful baked goods can be prepared within minutes instead of being purchased from the store. ...more

I am SO not pregnant.

When I was in college, the thought of having a child seemed frightening. At the time, I saw kids as expensive, time consuming beings that robbed you of all your sleep. Naturally, I assumed that this fear would subside with time, and I would soon grow to a level of maturity in my adulthood that I would see past superficial obstacles like a lack of sleep, and place a higher value on having a family ....more

FTC Disclosure Rules on Social Media

A few months ago, in exchange for appearing on a panel, the conference paid my expenses. During the event, I wanted to share photos of the meals...more