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15 Un-Labor Day Recipes

It’s Labor Day Weekend and that should mean easy, breezy, tail-end-of-summer and ease-into-fall food. And nothing that will cause you to break a sweat or do any hard laboring in the...

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August 2012 Recipes

It’s the last day of the month and time to recap what I made. It was a huge month for me, with lots of recipes, realizations, and reflections. More on that...

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Sunset Sail

We arrived back home in San Diego in the wee hours of the morning after a wonderful month in Aruba. Unpacking the family, four loads of laundry, three grocery stores, mail...

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Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook before its available in stores (release date is September 13, 2012) It’s possibly the last cookbook you’ll need for...

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Peanut Butter Comparison

I love peanut butter and to be without it, even when traveling and away from home, just isn’t something I prefer. While in Aruba, I got a little adventurous and tried...

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The Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Of the hundreds of dessert recipes I have on my blog, I realized that I didn’t have a chocolate cake recipe so I changed that. With the easiest, one-bowl, five minute,...

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Banana Bread with Vanilla Browned Butter Glaze

Posting my definition of the perfect banana bread recipe has been on my mental and blogger to-do list since about 2009 when I posted my last banana bread recipe and with...

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Weekend Things

Time for this week’s Weekend Things: 1. It was overcast and not really beach days on either Thursday or Friday courtesy of Hurricane Isaac (thankfully Aruba is well south of the...

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Cold Charge

When it’s hot outside and I start sweating just washing dishes in a hot kitchen, or when I come in after a long hot run, I can guzzle Gatorade like nobody’s...

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Combos Pretzel and Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

Salty ‘n sweet combinations taste especially good in the heat when I crack a sweat just brushing my teeth. It’s a good thing that I’ve been replenishing my sodium stores with...