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Let Summer Sizzle – While You Keep Your Cool

What’s your best bet for delicious, easy, and keep-your-cool dinner prep this month? I’ve got a magic bullet to solve your dinnertime dilemmas. Do you end up eating take-out too often? Is grocery shopping an endless chore that leaves you buying and SPENDING more you need? Do you forget to thaw that thing you NEEDED for dinner? Do […]

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs – Easy on the Summer Cook

Cook even your side dishes out of doors this summer with these tasty, quick-and-easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs. Summer hasn’t quite arrived in San Diego. But, I know it will. And when it does. Well, I won’t be able to stand the heat in the kitchen. I well remember one summer night when I stirred a pot […]

Favorite Summer Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Summer vacation offers plenty of opportunities to extend hospitality to friends and family. Keep them well fed with these favorite summer recipes. Cherry Limeade Summertime, with its play days, get-togethers, and backyard barbecues, is just around the corner. Good food and drink play an important role in breaking the ice with new friends and building bridges. […]

Nutty Berry Parfait with Dark Chocolate

I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. Dole provided me with compensation for my time. As always, all opinions are mine. Eating more fresh fruit and vegetables is an ideal way to improve your diet. This Nutty Berry Parfait is a great way to get on the bandwagon. Once upon […]

Get the Back to Basics Meal Plan to Simplify Dinnertimes

Good meals don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Simplify with this basics meal plan to help you get dinner on the table, no matter your skill level. One of my greatest joys as a cookbook author and food writer is to receive emails from readers who’ve learned to cook healthy, delicious, budget-friendly meals through […]

Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese

Bake someone happy this week with these luscious Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese. They are filling, freezer-friendly, and absolutely delicious! I’ve been making muffins for as long as I can remember. Muffins were “a thing” back in 1994 when we got married. In fact, I worked in a bakery that sold predominantly… muffins. And […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #5 – On the Go Meals

Spring activities are in full spring, meaning rushed dinners and busy nights. Take the load off with this easy meal plan to print and cook. I don’t know about you, but with spring in full gear, meal times are a little crazy around here. I’ve had several moms with kids in sports and activities say […]

Loaded Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt, Bacon & Cheddar

Summertime and its regular picnics and cookouts are just around the corner. Be sure to include a batch of this Loaded Potato Salad! One of my summertime resolutions is to include one picnic meal in our weekly meal plan. I know, big dreams. But, we have so many beautiful parks and beaches nearby, it’s a shame not […]