Barbecue Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Barbecue lettuce wrap recipe from

I think I would barbecue outside even if I lived somewhere in the snow – everything tastes SO good on the que!  It’s been unusually sunny and warm here in Northern California and I’m taking full advantage of it.  Cooked up some chicken with some really tasty sauce – I used the new Kraft Original but […]

The Best Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta topping made in the food processor from

Last weekend we got to head up to Lake Tahoe and stay with friends in their timeshare on the South Shore.  To try and pay our fabulous hosts back for having us, I cooked up dinner and made this scrumptious appetizer.  You can actually make the bruschetta topping in the morning so all you have […]

Healthy + Homemade Tomato Sauce

the best veggie and vegan tomato sauce recipe ever from

This is the most flavorful and delicious veggie pasta sauce – scratch that, one of the best pasta sauces period.  Our good family friend made it for one of our homemade ravioli nights.  I nabbed the recipe and tweaked it just a bit.  It’s all vegetables, herbs and a little olive oil and salt- nothing […]

Valentines Day Raspberry Cheesecake

The best mini cheesecakes with raspberry lemon topping from

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years.  It was really fun with my 3 year old daughter, she was way into Christmas and keeps asking why it’s over – she hasn’t liked my answer so far… So, this is my Mom’s old cheesecake recipe that I made into little bites along […]

Top 10 Popular Posts & Recipes of 2014

The best recipes of 2014 from the popular blog

Continuing with tradition, my most popular posts of 2014 were: 1. Two Day Portland Trip Itinerary – I can’t believe this was #1, you are awesome Portland! 2. Crockpot French Dip Sandwich 3.  2nd Annual 5 Days of Fudge Recipes: Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge 4. Grilled Peach Salad with Corn and Tomatoes 5. Cheese and […]

Easy Appetizer: Cheesy Apple Crescent Rolls

NYE vegetarian appetizer Easy appetizer with apples and cream cheese in a crescent roll from

Happy almost 2015! What’s everyone doing for NYE this year? Z, my 3 year old, is having a little party for her friends, it’s going to be an “East Coast New Years” (since we are on the West Coast – done at 9!).  My sister did a “Noon Years Eve” party a few years ago […]

5 Days of Fudge: Salted Chocolate Caramel

Salted caramel chocolate fudge recipe for an amazing salty and sweet dessert from

It’s the last day of our 5 days of fudge and keeping in tradition, I’m letting my husband and chef of these last 5 days take over my blog today.  Take it away babe… This last fudge is my personal favorite of any that I’ve ever made.  It’s inspired by a gelato combination I get […]

5 Days of Fudge: Dark Chocolate Cherry

Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge from

I randomly found dark chocolate cherry chips at the store in November and had to buy them for a new flavor of fudge to make.  Just the smell of these chips are amazing.  It’s day 4 of our 5 Days of Fudge!!  Check the other three flavors my husband Mike already made: Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate […]

5 Days of Fudge: Butterscotch Fudge

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We started off with a yummy pumpkin spice fudge, a decadent white chocolate vanilla fudge and today we have a rich butterscotch.  It’s day 3 of our Second Annual 5 Days of Fudge Recipes!  (you can find the First Annual here) Mike made this especially for a family friend who absolutely adores butterscotch.  You’ll want […]