Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Vanilla-Orange Sauce

January 9, 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful  holiday season filled with the warmth, love and laughter of family and friends. With the New Year having a full week under her belt, it feels like we’re off to a good start.  I’m refreshed after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  The slate is clean and […]

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Photo Friday: Getting In The Holiday Spirit

December 2, 2011
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Iced Sweet Potato and Orange-Spice Loaf

December 1, 2011

By December 1st , I’m in full-blown holiday mode.  Aside from holiday decorating, shopping lists and wondering how I’m going to get two camera-avoiding adolescents to pose for a family picture, I begin to narrow down the selections for my holiday baking and plan out my goodie baskets to be shared with neighbors, friends and […]

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Photo Friday: Laundry Day

November 25, 2011
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Thanksgiving Favorites

November 20, 2011

Every year, I try to come up with something new for Thanksgiving dinner.  A new side dish or dessert is what I aim for especially on the off years when it’s not my turn to host dinner at my house. But this year, things are going to be a little different in that I’m packing […]

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{Photo Friday} Postcards from Maui: The Flowers

November 18, 2011

Trying to condense 485 pictures from Maui into one post proved to be an effort in futility.  I decided to break them down into groups. Let’s start with the colorful beauty from the flowers of Maui.  One of my favorites from the flower series was on yesterday’s post.  Click here if you didn’t get a […]

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Broccoli and Cheddar Pie with Potato Crust

November 16, 2011

  Most days of the year pass by without anything noteworthy marking them into our memory.  Average, middle-of-the road days filled with ordinary occurrences and simple pleasures.  I find I like those days so much more than those with a lot of hoopla.  The kind of days when I get to enjoy the little things […]

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Photo Friday: Here Today Gone To Maui

October 21, 2011

This picture was taken with my iPhone over this past summer outside a little beachy shop in Carpinteria, California.  I used the Instagram iPhone app, and that’s where you can follow me next week.  I’ll be uploading a bunch of pictures during that time while I’m on vacation.  You can check the Lemons and Lavender […]

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Beet Marmalade

October 20, 2011

I’m leaving my husband with the kids and heading off to Maui for a week with my girl friends.  It’s been 6 years since I’ve left them for more than a day or two.  I’m scheduled to leave on Saturday morning, and I was beginning to get that panicked feeling about getting everything done in […]

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White On Rice Couple Food Photography and Styling Workshop

October 19, 2011

I spent this past Saturday in the company of some pretty amazing people and it’s taken me a few days to process it all. A couple months ago, Todd and Diane, the White on Rice Couple, announced an upcoming workshop at their new studio in Orange County.  I haven’t been able to attend any of […]

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