Are You A Baller? No Worries: Just Make Curried Cheese Balls!

Sometimes cookbooks unexpectedly show up at my front door. There are worse things in the world! Most of the time I look through the books and right away decide whether I'll keep them or donate them ....more

My New Kitchen Toy Splurge & Ina Garten's Chocolate Chunk Blondies

After years of thinking about a KitchenAid stand mixer and hoping that KitchenAid will just send me one (I'm a blogger y'all....kidding...not totally), I finally did it. I SPLURGED and bought one for myself. Because if I don't treat myself, who would? ...more

Play With Your Food: Watermelon, Tomato & Cucumber Skewers

There are so many serious, heartbreaking, disappointing and just sad things happening in the world. Sometimes, the smallest things can brighten your mood, so go ahead...more

What To Do With Eggplant: Eggplant Caponata

There are those who hate eggplant. I don't understand those people. After all, there's so much that you can do with it: Grilled Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce, Cherries & Pine Nuts Chinese Eggplant & Kimchi Fried Rice Burnt Eggplant with Tahini: Recipe from Plenty Cookbook Spicy Eggplant Tofu from Banh Mi .. ....more

Summer Squash & Corn Fritters with Buttermilk Sauce

On Monday I shared a recipe for Summer Squash, Zucchini & Blue Cheese Tian. If you STILL have summer squash sitting around and want another idea for using it, I present to you Summer Squash & Corn Fritters with Buttermilk Sauce. This recipe uses the summer bounty of summer squash and corn and is great straight out of a skillet, but can also be FROZEN! ...more

Sabra Salsa Burger with Peaches, Avocado & Sriracha Mayo

Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend!!! Hard to believe last week at this time I was in CA discovering the beauty of Yosemite after spending a few days learning about Sabra's salsa ....more

Salsa Love: Learn All About Sabra Salsa and What To Do in Bakersfield CA

When you hear the word salsa, what do you think about? For me, it's definitely salsa dancing and then salsa as the food. I've been obsessed with salsa dancing for the last 12 years and go dancing at least once a week ....more

New York Times' Indian-Spiced Tomato and Egg Casserole

Do you ever pin or print out a recipe only to wait months to actually make it? That's exactly what happened with New York Times' Indian-Spiced Tomato and Egg Casserole. I printed out the recipe back in March and finally made it last week! ...more