Savoring Today

For more than 25 years, I have had a love affair with cooking and a passion for healthy living.  I believe great food goes beyond flavor or nourishment—it fosters relationship. Being purposeful about family meals is one of the significant ways we promote health, meet practical needs, and demonstrate the value of those served at the same time.

Blue Cheese Burgers & Grilled Corn on the Cob: Easy Summer Meals

Summer means different things to different people. For some, it’s time to head to sandy beaches, for others, the mountains call for epic hikes. Gardeners are either trying to survive drought or torrential rain,...more

Brunch Muffins

A few weeks...more

Summer Gatherings and Skirt Steak Tacos

Glancing...more

Summer Refuge

In May, just about the time everyone was ready to plunk their plants in the ground, we had an awful hail storm. Devastating, in fact, to anyone or any nursery with unprotected plants and Lowe’s was one of them. Some nurseries simply discarded the damaged plants and filed an insurance claim,.. ....more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Ice Cream

Father’s Day at our house means red meat on the grill and something chocolate for dessert. Homemade Chocolate...more

Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos

Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos...more

Recovered Life and Juiced Greens Recipe

I still get emotional when I think about it...more

Guest Post by Barb at Just a Smidgen: Spicy Mexican Taco Bites

Our guest today is Barb,...more

Guest Post by John, from the Bartolini kitchens: Ramps Pesto

Our guest today is John at from the Bartolini kitchens...more

Guest Post by MJ at MJ’s Kitchen: Beans, Bacon and Chipotle

Our guest today is MJ at MJ’s Kitchen MJ can make chiles 10 ways from Sunday, she has a real flair for Southwest cooking. Don’t think everything she makes is spicy, her thoughtfully crafted recipes emphasis the unique flavor and nuance of chiles, not just heat. While she enjoys a wide variety of.. ....more