Apple Crisp

It’s Autumn & it’s time to start thinking of apples in season. There are so many recipes for apples! My daughter & husband LOVE apple pie so much!! My son & I are more of a bite- into- an- apple- from- the-orchard kind of people. Well, somewhere in between, there’s an apple crisp. I Love…

Black Bean Brownies

I had my friend & Food Stylist for my new & upcoming cookbook, Rachel, over for a taste testing/business meeting last week & this was the dessert served. It was so decadent & delicious! It’s a Black Bean Brownie! I served it with homemade vanilla ice cream & homemade peanut butter caramel sauce (From a…

Lemon Vinaigrette

I love salad, but I know why I do – the secret is in the dressing! Dressing from a store is loaded with sugar, and difficult-to-pronounce ingredients. Sometimes you can find a good brand that’s healthier than most, but there’s usually a hefty price. I always prefer to make homemade & fresh anyway. Here’s a…

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

A few days ago while writing my latest blog entry, I found out I was nominated for “The Black Cat Blue Sea” Award from another blogger who was also nominated, (Katie from “What Katie did next”). I would like to thank you, Katie for such a Lovely Honor! “This award is for bloggers who strive…

Carrot Hot Dogs

One night last week for dinner, I made Carrot hot dogs. That’s right! You heard me correctly….Carrot hot dogs! They were delicious!!! It took  over 24 hours until they were ready to eat (they need to marinate for 24 hours), but they were well worth it!! Ingredients: 4 Large Carrots (peeled, ends cut off) 1/2…

Tomato Season

I’m always trying out new recipes for my cookbook and lately tomatoes have been on my mind. I’ve been harvesting tons of grape tomatoes daily! So, I’m turning the tables around & looking for some suggestions for using them in new recipes. What would you like to see for this beautiful fruit? Maybe I’ll try…