healthy spring side dishes

  i love making introductions…and this one was particularly awesome b/c i got to enjoy the results…yummy and healthy spring salads at an awesome party! my foodie friend Peilin Breller is a food stylist, and she did me solid by catering another friend’s party. when you’ve got mad skills to make food look good in commercials and […]

Turkey Chilequiles Casserole – perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey

This is a great recipe assuming you have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving! If you’re fresh out of cooked turkey, this recipe works well with a store-bought  Rotisserie Chicken (4-5 lbs) 12 oz. bag of plain corn tortilla chips 2 tablespoons of canola oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 red […]

fall bbq Palm Springs style

let me begin this post by apologizing for my crappy lens.   maybe it has something to do with the time i dropped my camera while catching a woman and her infant as they were stumbling down some stairs at a pee wee baseball game. maybe not. maybe this stock lens is just lame and i […]

solstice stew :: veggies galore for crisp fall days

Fun post from my buddy Peilin Breller, food stylist extraordinaire….I’d never be able to make food look this good. Food styling is truly an art. Enjoy this awesome fall/winter stew.  We sure did! Last December I found myself in the early morning hours at Stehly Farms in heart of Valley Center, San Diego’s gorgeous and […]

Chinese wontons, Darth Vadar style

Chinese New Year is coming up, so we’re sharing some traditional, yet simple recipes with you! * Wontons are traditionally made with ground pork and shrimp. My mother doesn’t eat pork and so whenever I can substitute out pork, I try to do so – this way Mom can enjoy my cooking as I have […]

cook. shoot. eat.

wow.  i’m so blessed to have so many talented friends. i had a few gal pals over for a day of cooking, chatting, shooting (of the cameras), eating, sharing, and laughing. i’m a big believer that everyone has something to teach and share….and i love to learn. we’ll be posting the recipes, photos and other […]

Eggs Goldenrod : the breakfast of choice for Captain America

Eight years ago when I first met my husband – a close male friend of mine dubbed him *Captain America*. Only after we got married did this friend begin calling my husband by his real name! It was partly a cheesy nickname – but really just poking fun at my husband’s six-pack abs, all-around good […]

a tale of piecaken…

A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Alexa, posted about a hilarious and almost ridiculous recipe called *Piecaken*. Piecaken, is the brain child of missionary and blogger, Jamie http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com. Basically, she had an epiphany to dump a whole baked pie into a spring form pan and poured cake batter over the top. She baked it. […]

Like what you see? Tell a friend!