Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring…Inexpensive ($4.00), Quick and Delicious

The entire house smelled fantastic as they baked up and I think I was actually drooling while I waited for the timer to go off. My only complaint is that they are so good, it’s hard to not overindulge.

Grill Brush Bristle Danger…Tips from CDC And Cheap But Good Steaks To Grill

Recently there’s been a couple of stories in the news about people going to the emergency room with stomach pains that were a result of accidentally consuming a grill brush bristle, that perforated the GI tract. Who knew? The CDC reports that the tool’s bristles can stick to the grill, then transfer to food and be […]

Strawberries….Custard Pie, Berry Shake & Baby Blue Salad (And The BEST Vinaigrette)

When choosing strawberries, choose plump, uniform in size, and brightly colored ones. And don’t wash them till you’re ready to use. The baby blue salad with balsamic vinaigrette and pecans is one of my favorites and the vinaigrette is so good, once you make it, you’ll be making it all the time!

Bacon Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich – Seriously Decadent

I typically try to focus on budget meals that are healthy but every once in a while, it’s not a bad thing to eat something that’s just plain decadent. (At least in my opinion.) Anyway, if you’re going to have a “cheat” day where you’re not tallying up the sugar, calories, and other things we […]

Parmesan “Cup” Easy Salads…Delish, Easy & Inexpensive

The other night we had company coming over for dinner and I had planned on grilling steaks and serving them with roasted red potatoes, asparagus and a Caesar salad. As I was prepping the ingredients that afternoon I realized I didn’t have any gluten-free bread in the house to use for croutons on the salad. Now […]

How to Grow Vegetables in Pots-No Yard Required!

Almost any vegetable that grows in a backyard garden can be successfully grown in a container. So even if you are space-challenged, have limited physical mobility or have lots of deer roaming in your yard….you can have a garden!

Chicken Roulade With Chef Boudouin…Along With Smoke & Flames On KKTV

Today on KKTV while filming at The Cliff House, I think I had the burner turned up a bit too high! Surprise fire is always fun…

Bon Appetit 2015 Dish of the Year…A Creamy Dreamy Hummus Anyone Can Make

  I am a huge fan of Bon Appetit magazine and can spend hours drooling over their recipes. Every year they choose a “dish of the year” from amid all the delectable restaurants they’ve dined at and this year it was a simple hummus dish. But after reading the recipe and how Chef Michael Solomonov creates this creamy concoction, […]

Peanut Butter Can Be “Good” For You…& 25 Yummy Recipes

Peanut butter… …it’s been around forever, you can usually find it on sale, and it has a healthy combo of fiber and protein that fills you up and keeps you feeling full longer. And it’s packed with nutrition like the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and the immunity-boosting  vitamin  B6. It can give […]

Hidden-Veggie Treats…..

Sauerkraut and chocolate? Sounded like nothing I’d ever tried or tasted so I just had to find out how they tasted.