Autumn Vegetable Soup 1

Autumn Vegetable Soup

It’s finally, finally, finally starting to get slightly chilly in the air here in San Diego- but only at night and early in the morning. The AC is off and…

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Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches 1

Slow Cooker Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Dear Busy People of the World, Do you own a slow cooker?  Or are you among the crowd of people who say “slow-cooker recipes are no good!”?  I hope you…

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Cocoa Brownies 1

Cocoa Brownies

This is one of those… I-need-a-good-and-chocolatey-dessert-that-is-totally-quick-and-easy… kind of recipes.  I promise. My husband’s family was coming over sort-of last-minute recently.  The sort of last minute where your husband says, “Oh…

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San Diego to Boston

Cross Country Road Trip 2012 (Boston’s South Shore)

The “sharing” of my family’s Cross Country Road Trip 2012 continues… with a three week rest on Boston’s South Shore. We make a pilgrimage (pun intended, I guess) to Boston’s…

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Generation Fresh RB and RG

Exciting News to Share!

The kitchen is definitely my Happy Place.  It’s where I can be creative and develop the recipes I love so much, it’s where I enjoy peace as I’m measuring and…

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Baked Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos (Weelicious Cookbook)

This is a really exciting week in the world of food and blogs and cookbooks… my friend Catherine McCord of Weelicious.com has just published her first cookbook:  Weelicious- One Family….

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Caramel Apple Scones 1

Caramel Apple Scones

Caramel apples aren’t a big deal in my house for a few very-good-reasons. Personally, I can’t seem to get behind the idea that biting into a round and sticky surface…

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Shiitake and Sweet Pea Risotto 1

Shiitake and Sweet Pea Risotto

Why is it that mushrooms are one of those kinds of foods that kids don’t want anything to do with?  Will your kids go near mushrooms?  Will they make every…

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Apple Crisp 1

Apple Crisp

Try as I might, fall isn’t arriving yet in San Diego.  Let’s be honest here, we don’t really see much of any season here in San Diego.  The sun shows…

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Homemade Nutella 1

How to Make Homemade Nutella

I’ve been on a “diet” for 17 very long days now. For the most part, I’ve managed to avoid wine, pasta, cheese, nuts and bread, and I’ve consumed very little…

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad

Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad

It’s a day-off Labor Day holiday in America today.  Yippee!  It’s a day for heading to the beach or the lake one last time for the summer, it’s a day…

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Road Trip to New York City

Cross Country Road Trip 2012: New York City (food highlights)

Well, here I go again with our family’s Summer Road Trip 2012… sheesh, it seems like we’ve been on the road forever, right??  Just a couple more posts and we…

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Broccoli Salad 1

Broccoli Salad

I have a big sister, and her name is Susie.  Susie was off to college when I was only in elementary school, so we didn’t really get a chance to…

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cake 1

Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

It’s not really the peak of strawberry season right now, but I’m still finding the most amazing sweet strawberries in my market. I’ve been obsessed with eating them sliced up…

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Road Trip San Diego to Philly

Cross Country Road Trip 2012: Philadelphia (food highlights)

Continuing on our summer Cross Country Road trip (with food highlights), we finally made it to Philadelphia.  Here we had 2 days of eating and exploring a bit. When I…

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Lemon- Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes

Lemon- Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes

I’ve never been a huge “fish” person.  I like it, but I certainly don’t care for any kinds of fishy fish.  Some people say they don’t like salmon for that…

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