Chocolate Decadence – The Original Recipe

Chocolate Decadence – The Original RecipeChocolate Decadence – Celebrate with Chocolate

Here’s the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. The cake recipe I adapted, named Chocolate Decadence and wrote a book about, is as delicious now as it was then, in the mid 70’s. Perhaps even more delicious, now that such wonderful chocolate abounds. Made with a pound of chocolate, Continue reading

Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad

Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange SaladTuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad – Hardy, Flavorful & Satisfying

Can’t you sometimes just tell from reading a recipe or looking at a picture that it will be good? That’s what happened when I read the recipe for this colorful, vegan winter salad. Earthy kale, sweet squash and juicy oranges seemed like a scrumptious combination of flavors, textures and colors. Continue reading

Apple Chips – Crispy, Light and Naturally Sweet

Apple Chips – Crispy, Light, and Naturally SweetApple Chips for Holiday Gifts and Beyond

Super easy to make Apple Chips consist only of apples. Whether red, green or yellow, the sweeter apples, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady turn into especially flavorsome Apple Chips. When baked at a low temperature for two hours, the resulting light, crispy and naturally sweet Apple Chips become the perfect snack. Continue reading

Wong’s Place – The Blue Menu

Wong's Place -- The Blue MenuWong’s Place – The Place to be in Tempe

I could hardly wait to eat at Wong’s Place. My friend Celeste calls it “unequivocally the best unassuming Chinese restaurant in Arizona.” And Celeste knows Chinese food. Truly, she doesn’t remember a time in her life when Chinese food wasn’t front and center. As a baby Continue reading

Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney – Tart, Sweet, Gingery Good

Cranberry Apple Ginger ChutneyCranberry Apple Ginger Chutney for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without tart, sweet and luscious red cranberries on the table. Be they cranberry sauce, relish or chutney. Intensely flavored Triple-Delish Cranberry Sauce has graced our holiday table for many years. This year it has its first serious competition. Continue reading

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less Stress

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less StressThanksgiving Tips, Recipes and Checklist

Thanksgiving on your mind? It’s been on my mind as I prepared for and then taught a cooking class this past Saturday. The class centered around ways to have more joy and less stress leading up to and during Thanksgiving Day. Today I share with you these same timesaving and stress-reducing tips along with Continue reading

Tuscan White Bean Salad

Tuscan White Bean Salad Tuscan White Bean Salad w/ Sherry Mustard Vinaigrette

Fifteen minutes to a very easy and boldly flavored Tuscan White Bean Salad. If you love the foods and bright flavors of the Mediterranean, then like me you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. Prepare Tuscan White Bean Salad Continue reading