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  • Making a blueberry muffin bundt cake with yogurt drizzle

    Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake

    My Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake with a sweet yogurt glaze is a delicious mash up and officially the best way to wow a brunch crowd, welcome overnight guests, or treat yourself…

  • gazpacho negra in a white bowl with pansies

    Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho)

    My Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho) is intensely delicious. I make this Spanish chilled soup with fire roasted tomatoes and blistered peppers for a deep rich color and a smokey flavor that is…

  • jalapeño butter in a small glass container

    How to Make Jalapeño Butter

    Do you know how to make jalapeño butter? Because everybody needs a kicky butter to slather on their corn, their green beans, their biscuits, and their steak, right?  This spicy compound…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor.  Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • moon milk popsicles, melting

    Lavender Moon Milk Popsicles

    Lavender Moon Milk Popsicles are a relaxing bedtime ritual reinvented for the summer months…these vegan coconut milk popsicles are lightly sweetened with honey and speckled with vanilla bean.  Sweet dreams!…

  • almost no bake chocolate mousse pie

    (Almost) No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

    Almost No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is an easy chocolate dessert for any time of year. It’s creamy, decadent, and super quick to whip up.  Chocolate lovers, rejoice!…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery rich shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers.  This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy…

  • Gazpacho in small glasses

    Summer’s Best Gazpacho Recipes

    Memorizing a few simple gazpacho recipes is essential if you’re going to survive the rest of the summer without wilting.  I’ve collected all versions of this classic Spanish chilled soup, from…

  • sliced chocolate zucchini bread

    Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    My Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is a classic zucchini bread amped up with layers of chocolate culminating in a thick layer of ganache.  It’s a super delicious way to…

  • a small bowl of plum crumble with ice cream

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble is a bubbling cauldron of ripe jewel-toned fruit topped with a sweet rubble of brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter… aka the best (and easiest) summer dessert…

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky Peach Butter before the peaches are all gone for the year!  This small batch fruit…

  • a bowl of sour cream and onion potato salad with fresh chives

    Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad

    Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad ~ do you love potato salad?  Do you love sour cream and onion potato chips?  I think you know where I’m going here…this creative take…

  • raspberry galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette ~ because when you’ve got great summer berries you really don’t want to over think it…this is just a good flaky pastry embracing fresh picked raspberries.  It’s a…

  • fresh cherry dessert sauce on ice cream

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce for ice cream, cheesecake, and more ~ no cans, no jars, nothing frozen ~ just Mother Nature’s finest, and it takes just minutes to make (ok, you…

  • watermelon kiwi popsicles

    Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

    How much fun are these Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles? There isn’t a healthier or more refreshing snack you could give yourself, or your family.  Break out these fresh fruit pops on a hot…

  • 5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls~ sure, we have to eat dinner, but it’s summer, and the classic square meal just isn’t cutting it right now.  I’m going with nourishing, satisfying meals-in-a-bowl bursting…

  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake is a special occasion dessert easy enough for any day.  This New York Style cheesecake is equally fabulous plain, or decorated with fresh berries and edible flowers.  …

  • four different melon salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads to celebrate laid back summer food ~ make one of these juicy sweet/savory salads for your friends and family, or for a little personal indulgence.  No recipes…

  • peach buckle in a cast iron skillet

    The Easiest Peach Buckle Recipe!

    My classic Peach Buckle is made with buttermilk, brown sugar, and a boatload of juicy peaches. This quick one bowl recipe is just what you want in summer when ripe fruit…

  • Trader Joe's freeze dried fruit

    One Stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit

    One stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit ~ I admit it, I’ve slacked off over the years and the recent earthquakes here in California have reminded me that I need to…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • A pan of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with scoop

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream ~ a brown butter and brown sugar ice cream base studded with dark chocolate.  If you’re a closet cookie dough fiend, you’ve just found your…

  • Crunchy and healthy Asian Slaw in a bowl

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and a killer creamy peanut dressing.  (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • Classic Side Dish Recipes

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0 ~ your side dish game is about to get a big boost, these upgraded recipes are bright, bold, and just a whole lot better.  You (and your…

  • A big slice of Creamsicle Cake, with fork

    Orange Creamsicle Cake

    Orange Creamsicle Cake ~ layer cakes are the ultimate dessert luxury, but this orange cake has a casual, vintage vibe that makes it perfect for laid back summer gatherings, potlucks, family…

  • a bowl of corn and cucumber salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad is a classic summer side that goes well with anything off the grill, and makes a nice change from coleslaw and potato salad.  It’s got a mild…

  • Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

    5 Super Chill Summer Desserts

    5 Super Chill Summer Desserts  for when you can’t bear to turn on the oven, but you still want to impress.  These fabulous summery treats will help you keep your cool!…

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here.  My latest?  A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • rhubarb curd being spread on toast

    Rhubarb Curd

    My easy Rhubarb Curd recipe is a silky sweet/tart spread with the unforgettable flavor of fresh rhubarb.  Spread it on toast, scones, biscuits, or just eat it out of the jar…

  • plum amaretto sorbet in a small glass with spoon

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet ~ this epic summer fruit sorbet is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, it’s like biting into a ripe juicy plum, exploded tenfold.   To be honest, a…

  • apricot jalapeño jam with cheese and crackers on a white marble surface

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam ~ it’s sweet, hot, sticky, and makes an insanely delicious appetizer with soft cheese and crackers.  Do this hot pepper jam small batch refrigerator style, or can up…

  • Americana Desserts for Summer

    Americana Desserts for Summer ~ from true-blue classics (cherry pie, anyone?) to those ‘only in America‘ specialties, these dessert recipes will take you from July 4th all the way to your…

  • Green Lemon Potato Salad in a bowl with spoon

    Greek Lemon Potato Salad

    This Greek Lemon Potato Salad bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavors.  It’s a healthier alternative to classic potato salad ~ and no mayo means it’s perfect for outdoor picnics and barbecues, too.…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake ~ a vibrant layer cake recipe bursting with juicy berries and fresh lemon.  It makes a wonderfully unique birthday cake, and I’ve yet to meet a soul…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects.  If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

    The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes ~ from chow mein and fried rice to everybody’s favorite orange chicken, these restaurant style copy cats are spot on!…

  • Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers fanned out on a plate

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers ~ tender chicken kabobs stacked with a rainbow of onions, peppers, and pineapple chunks grilled up in a sweet and spicy sauce inspired by my current Panda…

  • Coconut Rice with a sprig of cilantro

    How to Make Coconut Rice

    How to Make Coconut Rice ~ coconut rice is rich and creamy with a subtle tropical flavor that is so much more than a side dish for chicken or fish.  It…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat.  Be sure to…

  • slices of orange glazed zucchini bread, stacked

    Orange Glazed Zucchini Bread

    Orange Glazed Zucchini Bread ~ a soft, moist zucchini packed bread with a surprise sweet glaze made with fresh squeezed orange juice.  Make room at the front of your recipe file…

  • Fruit Salad with creamy coconut poppy seed dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing ~ it’s  grandma’s potluck classic spiffed up and brought into the 21st century with a non-dairy vegan coconut lime dressing, and trust me, you won’t…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast or snack cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond.  …

  • solar lanterns for zero waste entertaining

    Zero Waste Outdoor Entertaining ~ you can do it!

    Zero Waste Outdoor Entertaining ~ make all your backyard barbecues, summer garden parties, and family gatherings eco-friendly this season with minimal waste and maximum style! What is zero waste all about?…

  • Trader Joe's Storefront

    What’s New and Good at Trader Joe’s

    What’s New and Good at Trader Joe’s ~ honest feedback on the latest and greatest products from everybody’s favorite grocery store!  …

  • spponing rainbow bean salad into glass bowls

    Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

    My Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing is always the prettiest salad on the potluck table, but it’s also high fiber and super healthy.  It’s basically a complete rehab…

  • rhubarb scones cooling on a rack

    Rhubarb Scones

    Rhubarb Scones ~ these pretty scones loaded with little bits of juicy rhubarb make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea-time treat.  Be sure to freeze some rhubarb when it’s in season…

  • Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw in a small white bowl with a bamboo fork

    Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw

    Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw ~ tender shredded broccoli stalks, impossibly crisp apples, sweet currants, and toasted almonds all combine with a creamy cider dressing to make one heck of a deliciously unexpected…

  • a slice of orange blossom bundt cake

    Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

    An Orange Blossom Bundt Cake made with my signature orange infused sugar for a classic pound cake texture and a sophisticated orange flavor.  This is the orange cake to end all…

  • The Best Farmers Market Totes

    The Best Farmers Market Totes ~ we Americans are finally getting hip to the market culture.  We go to discover, taste, stock up, people watch, and look chic while we’re at…

  • A slice of lemon cake with lemon poppy seed buttercream on a small plate with fork

    Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream

    Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream ~ a lush lemony 3 layer cake loaded with a tart lemon poppy seed buttercream frosting.  Your fork won’t touch solid ground until…

  • holding a plant based burger with all the fixings

    The Ultimate Plant Based Burger Taste-Off!

    The Ultimate Plant Based Burger Taste-Off!  We ate meatless burgers for a week to review the Beyond Burger and 12 other popular veggie burgers.  Vegan meat is the hottest trend this…

  • Beet and blueberry salad with a box of blueberries

    Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh

    My Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh and watercress is a dream team of super foods dressed up as a delicious and satisfying salad.  A rainbow of beets, plus bright blueberries…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century!

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century! ~ it’s potluck season again and whether it’s the company picnic or a backyard barbecue, you’re going to need a few potluck salads…