Granola Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Coconut, Date and Almond Granola Bars

Theory is how I cook.  I have an idea, I research it, think about it and experiment with it.  Then eventually something works.  It’s a method, but it makes for … Continue Reading →


Tomatoes Before Roasting

Thyme and Olive Oil Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting vegetables is nothing new and really it is quite simple.  But, I had a batch of Roma Tomatoes that are not quite at the peak of their season and … Continue Reading →


honeydew and cucumber salad

Honeydew or Mango and Cucumber Salad with Mint

I first made this salad a while back for my friends baby shower.  It was for her second son and since she “had” everything from baby #1, I suggested just … Continue Reading →


Red Wine Vinegar and Peach Glazed Chicken

Peach and Vinegar Glazed Chicken

It has been a busy few weeks.  And although I have been cooking up a storm, I just couldn’t get myself over here to record any of it.  There was … Continue Reading →


Sesame and Teriyaki Asparagus

Teriyaki Sesame Asparagus

Spring is inching toward us.  The desert has hopefully had its final spell of winter storms and the sunny pool days are in the near future.  Kids are starting their … Continue Reading →


Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized Brown Sugar Salmon

March seems to be birthday month around here.  Two of my dear friends were born in March and both of my grandparents celebrate this month also.  The great part about … Continue Reading →


Filled jars of marmalade

Salted Cranberry and Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade

I have been making a ton of dutch oven bread lately.  Now given, I have only posted one recipe, but we are on about our 10th loaf in about a … Continue Reading →