Todd & Diane Porter & Cu

We are professional photographers who celebrate good food, great conversation, green gardening and traveling. For us,our lives have always been about love, family, friends, sharing, exploring & food. These four essentials of survival brought us together & eventually became the basic ingredients to molding our different backgrounds and personalities into one balanced dish

Orange-Spiced Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Lately we have been gardening fools. ...more

Moist Banana Nut Muffins

Mornings can be made more special with coffee and warm banana nut muffins. ...more

One Pot Stovetop Creamy Kale Mac and Cheese

Yes, adding kale can justify mac and cheese being “healthier”, can’t it? Please say yes because that’s what my conscience was telling me when I wanted to combine two of my top 25 foods all in one pot. Perhaps I’m making up lost time as a kid when all I wanted to eat was mac and cheese, but instead I was fed a healthy diet of fresh fish, greens and rice ....more

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

We swear it wasn’t intentional to be missing from the blog for five weeks and return with booze. In fact, we had this recipe ready to share about seven weeks ago but a few things got in the way and blog life kinda came to a screeching halt. And secondly, we missed you all and want to let you know it feels good to be back ....more

Meyer Lemon Magic Custard Cake for Breakfast

The Winter Olympics are here and we’re trying our hardest to sneak in as much spectator time as possible, on television, that is. There’s so much that we love about the Olympics, but it’s the personal stories that make watching the events so special. We all have our dreams to pursue and to see someone be able to live their personal dream by just being in the Olympics is so inspiring ....more

Blood Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake

It’s always around this time of year that we begin swimming in citrus and every meal (and drink!) has some splash of fragrant juice. You can call it a garden obsession, but we’re not far from being finished. Last week we planted another (our third) blood orange tree and it wasn’t in celebration to grow more, but rather, to replace one blood orange tree that had completely died on us ....more

Juicy Asian Oven Roasted Pulled Pork for Sliders, Pasta or Rice.

This is the unabashed, meat-lovers edition of pork. Apologies if the photo is an abrupt, in-your-face visual of juicy and saucy pork in its entirety. In fact, there’s no scattering of pretty garnish nor greens nor linen-pretty ....more

Sticky Maple Bacon Bourbon Chicken Wings

Sticky, clingy and deliciously addictive, this maple bacon bourbon sauce makes chicken wings extra amazing! If you’re going to have a Super Bowl party filled with appetizers and classic buffalo wings, this recipe is sure to make your party a hit. This recipe for chicken wings can be adapted to any style of cooking the wings ....more

Baked Hot n’ Creamy Crab Dip

When you’re in need of a great cheese dip recipe for Superbowl or any gathering, you can’t go wrong by bringing a hot crab dip that’s warm, cheesy and baked in the oven. This baked hot crab dip recipe is so easy that you just might want to make a double batch: one for yourself and one for the rest of your guests. Don’t be surprised if you’ll be asked to bring this crab dip at every party. (...)Get the Recipe.. ....more

Healthy Kale & Pomegranate Salad

This is one of those healthy kale salad recipes that you’ll always turn to because it’s easy, flavorful and flexible. The base of this salad is fresh chopped kale with a delicious lemon dressing. And while pomegranates are still available, this recipe for kale salad becomes seasonal, with a bright pop of fresh pomegranate arils (or pomegranate seeds) ....more