Not a gourmet cook?

 The presentation and flavors in this recipe will make mom think you are!  Great for Mother's Day or any day! Sautéed Asparagus, Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Cream Tortellini ~Find this and many other ideas on Balancing Cinderella Recipes  ...more

Strawberry Churro Waffle Parfaits

Oh my gosh!I am so excited!  I have just heard the three best words and it has just made my day....more

Our new breakfast passion.....

   Well it's later than I expected to write this but at least I am here. I've got my hubby's ear buds in and I'm jamming out to Pandora. ...more

Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats

So recently I shared a recipe for strawberry overnight oats. My husband and I have both been eating them for breakfast every day at work. And we LOVE them!!But it was time to step it up a notch and OMG am I glad I did. I don’t even know if its fair to call this breakfast because it is seriously too good to be true!...more

Sugar and Spice Tortilla Cups

Last night the hubby and I headed into the city for an architectural party.  The party is an annual event at Architectural Artifacts....more

Why You Should Stop Using This Word On Recipe Names and What To Use Instead

When you are starting your weight loss journey with the goal of becoming healthy, it is most likely that anything that has the word “healthy” in its name, description or image will catch your eye.I am also sure that for anyone who profoundly enjoys this lifestyle as much as I do, that same word will still at least make you want to stop on your feet and check out what this new healthy thing is all about.And where does “healthy” appear the most in?...more

Tex-Mex Tortilla Casserole....Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

A folded tortilla casserole featuring Tex-Mex flavors!  Two types of cheese inside folded tortillas, topped with a mildly spiced meat sauce and a hefty dose of cheese. Pure yum! A flavorful dish just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Recipe at:

Mexican-Inspired Stuffed Peppers

There always comes a moment when you get these cravings for certain types of food. Now I'm not sure why I was craving Mexican-inspired stuffed peppers, but I was. I also was lucky enough to be able to cook it for a friend as I had the day off to come up with some inspiration. In reality I was just bored, sitting in a laundromat, and had plenty of time to debate what to make for dinner. This is the inspiration that struck me!...more

Gluten Free Birthday Pancakes

I’ve been so consumed by settling in to life in LA (which I love, by the way) that my birthday really crept up on me this year. How is it May already?!What is usually a one day celebration has turned into a month of festivities, with five weekends of fun. It starts this weekend with brunch and beer pong in Southern California, followed by wine drinking in Northern California, a wedding in England, my bachelorette party and then my bridal shower.What better way to kick off my birthday month than with these Birthday Pancakes?...more

Spring party appetizer: Vegetable garden dip

I wasn’t planning on posting a new recipe today, but I made this vegetable garden dip for a spring potluck at work yesterday and couldn’t resist snapping a few photos!...more