Christmas Galette of Butternut Squash, Bacon and Parmesan

We thought about making a...more

Friday Favorites for “Winter”

We really don’t have a “Winter” down here in the Orange County basin of Southern California. In fact, we might have 2.5 seasons, most of which is mild to warm weather. The other .5 season is pretty much what we’re getting right now, cool dipping down to 48 degrees F this week ....more

Favorite Pot of New England Clam Chowder in 30 minutes

It’s been about two years since we’ve been to Boston, but the memories of our last visit was filled with rain, cold and more rain. And it was awesome. Being starved of rain down in Southern California for so long, we always hoped to have rain like those visits to Boston ....more

30 minute Manhattan Clam Chowder

We love clam chowder and can’t get enough of it. Wether it’s the creamy New England clam chowder or this » ...more

Favorite Gifts for Cooks and Eaters

Happy Holidays friends, hope you’re staying warm and enjoying every moment in the kitchen. Our holidays are simple and we stopped giving gifts because we wanted to simplify our lives and free up time to enjoy more quality holiday moments with family and friends. But you know what that means? ...more

Salted Butter Caramel Chocolate Mousse from David Lebovitz “My Paris Kitchen”

Our neighbor just came over and talked about getting together for the Holidays then the conversation immediately diverted to “Can’t believe we’re in December. Where does time go?” So true. Gosh, we’re suddenly feeling a sense of panic, not for any shopping or holiday reason, but more because we’re trying to enjoy December as much as we can ....more

Baked Butternut Squash Crumble-Casserole Recipe

Back by reader request, here’s our classic butternut squash crumble recipe with new images and updated technique. It’s a holiday reader favorite since 2010 and also shared in our Bountiful Cookbook. Great as a side dish or vegetarian entree, you can adapt it with sausage or ground meat for a meat-lovers version ....more

Roast Spaghetti Squash with Sausage-Tomato Sauce

For Thanksgiving last week we were visiting family in Eastern Oregon and there was a brief period that we were in minus 6 degree F weather. Brrr. -6 degrees F? ...more

Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Marinara Sauce

At some point during this Thanksgiving week you’re all going to want to either cleanse or use up leftover turkey. For us, it’s both. On Saturday we had a huge Thanksgiving meal for our Southern California family and friends ....more

Baked Garlic Chicken Thighs with Lemon Sauce

It’s been a while since we posted a chicken recipe. We didn’t want to inundate you all with back-to-back chicken » ...more