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Kicked Up Tomato Soup and Killer Paninis!

A slightly more grown up version of the classic combo… My family loves tomato soup and grilled cheese. I love that it is an easy week night dinner that everyone will eat. I also love how warm and cozy a simple meal like this can be on a cold day. […]

Lemon and Artichoke Chicken

This dish is FULL of flavor! I admit it…I don’t LOVE chicken. I like it in certain dishes, but on it’s own I think it is sort of…boring. That said, I love this dish. The lemon gives it great flavor and I really love artichoke hearts. It’s pretty simple to […]

Quinoa for breakfast…?

YES!!! Especially if it is a Quinoa, Apple, and Almond Butter Breakfast Bowl! After I got my kids off to school this morning I started rummaging through the fridge and pantry looking for something for breakfast. I wanted something healthy and hearty to get me through my work out and […]

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes

The taste of fall… I LOVE all things pumpkin! I try to cram as much pumpkin into the months of October, November and December as I can. I have pumpkins all over the house, pumpkin scented candles, and I try to cook with it as much as possible too. Come […]

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Creamy, comforting, delicious and healthy! The temperature is starting to drop…just a little. Ok, so it was 75 degrees today. At least it wasn’t 85, and with the evenings cooling down, I was ready for some soup! I have made this soup many times and my family really likes it. […]

Gnocchi with Veggies and Cannellini Beans

Fast. Fresh. Delicious! I took a trip to my local San Clemente Farmer’s Market today with my boys. I was hoping to be inspired to make something delicious for dinner. I don’t usually need much help coming up with something to make for a fall Sunday dinner, but it is […]

Sunday Dinner Comfort Food

Orecchiette Carbonara with Peas and Bacon I know it’s already Monday… but this delicious pasta was our Sunday dinner. I just couldn’t find the time to sit down at the computer and get this post out before now. I feel like Sunday dinner should always be comfort food of some […]

Friday Night Pizza!

Even though it is in the 90’s outside, I am heating my oven to 400 degrees to cook pizza! Crazy…I know, but I went to Whole Foods Market today and spotted fresh figs right when I walked in the door. I immediately thought about a delicious combo of fig, caramelized […]

Smoked Salmon Pitas with Hummus and Tzatziki

It has been HOT and muggy here in Orange County. It’s always right about now that I really start to crave fall weather. I love cooking (and eating)  soups, stews, and chiles all throughout fall and winter. One pot meals are my favorite! But alas…the forecast tells me that it […]

The Perfect Margarita

This puts the “Happy” in Happy Hour… Last week was the first week of school for my boys. It was a little hectic for us all to adjust to the new schedule and give up our lazy summer days. By Friday I was ready for happy hour in a big […]