Tips and Tricks for Halloween Cupcakes

When I first started blogging, my kids were young pups ranging in ages from 6 to 10. Halloween was a HUGE crazy...more

Pumpkin Spice Pavlova Cake with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

This Pumpkin Spice Pavlova Cake is stacked and stuffed with pumpkin whipped cream and topped with boozy raisins, pecans and sea salt. Sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. This is the.. ....more

Persian Yogurt with Eggplant Dip (Borani-e Bademjoon)

When you think of fall, you imagine the changing of the seasons. Here in the U.S. this means the end of warm summer nights and the beginning of cool fall evenings. But in San Diego, summer lingers a.. ....more

Whole Wheat Berry Bars with Flax Meal

When I first started cooking for my family, I didn’t know a whole lot...more

Apple Raisin Smoothie

Am I the only one who is scared to look at the family calendar? Since school started, I have been frantically entering in the 10 assorted activities my 3 kids are involved in this year. It is one.. ....more

School Lunch Ideas: Italian Grinder with Olive Tapenade

Make school lunches more fun with Hellmann’s new squeeze bottle and an Italian Grinder with Olive Tapenade. Who says kids won’t eat gourmet? Disclosure: As part of the...more

Smoked Beef Brisket Made Easy

Tender Smoked Beef Brisket cooked low and slow is a lot easier to prepare than you think. It’s all about indirect heat, the proper setup, time and lots of patience! I never considered myself to.. ....more

Easy, No Bake Oatmeal Date Nut Bars

It is been hot and humid in San Diego these past few weeks. And we are just not used to this kind of weather. Since California has been in a dangerous drought, this El Niño wave of moisture is a much.. ....more

Myth BUSTED: Yes, You CAN Fry with Olive Oil

When you find yourself traveling around with your olive oil cookbook in tow to book signings and food conferences, you meet A LOT of people. And while meeting with all these people, I have... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips

I won’t lie. I like fried food. It’s one of those secret indulgences I have that’s, well, not a big secret ....more