Bakery

Sweet and Salty Tahini Crumbles

tahini cookies

The weather has been so pleasant here, with a constant mild breeze and just the right amount of sun. I’ve never been much for warm weather, but when it comes to winter in LA, the weather is perfect at 65 degrees. After…

Day at the Apple Orchards

Apple Galette

I went apple-picking for the first time over the weekend and with all the delicious, perfect-looking apples, I made a country apple galette, with fresh apple slices, cinnamon, cheese, honey, and a flaky homemade crust.  Fall is a wonderful time of…

Fall Favorite: Easy Pumpkin Bundt

Pumpkin Bundt

Here is a simple recipe for a pumpkin bundt cake. This pumpkin cake is moist and not too sweet so it is best serving it at breakfast with some jam/honey or for dessert with some ice cream. Enjoy! PrintFall Favorite:…

Spring Pea and Mint Frittata

pea and yogurt frittata

A frittata doesn’t have to be heavy with bacon and cheese. It can be fluffy with Greek yogurt and fresh with peas and mint leaves, like this one. So easy and so delicious for breakfast or as a side! PrintSpring…

Easy No-Boil Mac and Cheese

no boil mac and cheese

No-boil mac and cheese is a very simple concept – cover the macaroni with enough sauce that it cooks itself while it’s baking. Isn’t that brilliant? It also makes the mac and cheese more flavorful and “baked” tasting. Give it…

100 Years of Jam Making in Sierra Madre

apple butter sandwich

My friend Nic told me about a jam maker in Sierra Madre, California, and we decided to go visit his orchard and jam factory. They give free tours every Saturday. For over 100 years, E. Waldo Ward & Son has been making marmalade,…

No Bake: Date and Honey Granola Bars

granola bar

Most of us would agree that it is probably not a good idea to venture into Costco on a Sunday afternoon, and yet, I always find myself there somehow. The sea of people crowding around free samples never ceases to amaze…

Morning Honey Chocolate Waffles

chocolate waffles

Good Morning! The chocolatey smell that filled my entire kitchen in the morning made it so worthwhile to venture away from a normal quick weekday breakfast. Just to make the morning even better, I made some espresso to accompany the…