Pear Muffins with Fall Spice

With chillier mornings and the Thanksgiving holiday almost upon us, it’s definitely time to start cooking and baking with fall spices. Ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon evoke those fall feelings in all of us. Who doesn’t want to throw on a sweater and have some fall pear muffins with tea! The thing that’s best about these muffins is … Continue Reading

Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco and Tequila

One way to get through the dog days of summer is with great summer cocktails. This year, my summer cocktail of choice is this Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco and Tequila. It’s a great twist on a typical tequila drink. And it’s ideal for summer entertaining. Somewhere between a margarita and sangria, this will wow any backyard BBQ or summer get … Continue Reading

Ginger Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad

I’m always looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas during the summer. Here’s a great recipe from Food & Wine that really utilizes a premade ingredient, pickled ginger, in a way that saves so much time and adds so much flavor. I really love the use of the skewer too. It makes presentation really lovely. … Continue Reading

Spaghetti with Bacon, Peas, Mint & a Touch of Cream

My last blog post was all about eating cleaner for spring, and using fresh seasonal vegetables to do it. Here’s a great everyday dinner that’s quick, easy, and relatively healthy— even with that small bit of cream.  It’s an extremely satisfying meal that even the pickiest eater will love. If you put bacon in with the peas, even … Continue Reading

Give Your Diet a Spring Clean Too!

Now that spring has really sprung, it’s a great time to clean up your diet as well! Although it’s easy to think of fruit in the springtime, strawberries, cherries, grapefruits, there’s some amazingly health vegetables that are in season now. From peas and asparagus, to beets and broccoli, fresh vegetables are obviously the easiest way … Continue Reading

A Spring Favorite, Lemon Curd

Here in LA, we’ve had an unusually wet winter and even some colder weather. I know it’s nothing like most of the country experiences, but it’s definitely something for Los Angeles. Now that we’re back into the 70s every day, and Spring seems to be here in full force, here’s one of my favorite recipes … Continue Reading