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summertime skinnypop cocktail pairings

Summertime Cocktail Pairing with SkinnyPop

YAY!! for Summertime – it’s definitely here in Northern California! We just love this season in our little town. How lucky is it that we have THREE different music in the park options each week! We’ve found that all that is needed to enjoy Music in the Park (besides our ears and a comfy chair) […] Read more…

Summer Salad Recipe – Delicious, Healthy & Vegan

Summer is definitely HERE!! I know because we just got through a week-long heat wave here in Northern California. Needless to say, cooking in the heat is NOT fun! So, it’s time for a summer salad recipe. I’ve begun this summer trend of having a healthy chilled salad ready and available for snacking at anytime. […] Read more…

simple bread dough

Simple Bread

Honestly, I don’t make bread often enough and I don’t know why! I love everything about making bread, the texture, the creativity, the smells and especially the end result. This weekend I took the time to make a simple bread dough. I love that it doesn’t need many ingredients. In fact, if you have yeast, […] Read more…

Roasted Squash and Mushroom Pasta

We all know how much I LOVE roasted vegetables…so, when I heard about this Roasted Squash and Mushroom Pasta recipe in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living Everyday Food pullout, I just had to try it! Oh my goodness, I was NOT disappointed! The sweet roasted flavor of the butternut squash went so well […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Though I have started writing a post about my blogging “pause” and the reasons, etc., it just seems like a lot more fun to come back with a tasty recipe! AND it’s Meatless Monday, so all the more better to begin this way! I haven’t baked in a while (see blogging is not the only […] Read more…

Tomatoes Straight out of the Garden

As I was picking these luscious tomatoes from my garden this morning, I pondered all the different things I could do with them. I thought I’d share my ideas: Eat Β ‘Em Straight Up – pretty much describes itself – this happens to at least a few of these cuties each time I go out to […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – French Lentil Soup

Ahhh Lentils – a staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. They cook faster than any other legume and provide our bodies with fiber and magnesium. AND they taste yummy!! We had a bit of a cold spell this weekend – I won’t even attempt to compare to the rest of the country, but it […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Here’s all you needΒ  to know: My cousin Serenity texted me his recipe last week. I made it this weekend. It is simple to make. It is DELICIOUS! You will LOVE it! You should make it NOW (and thank me later)! Here’s what you need: 1 Spaghetti Squash 1 Jar spaghetti sauce – or equivalent […] Read more…