Blueberry Breakfast Bars (No-Bake)

  If you’ve hung around me enough you will know that I’m never without a Clif bar.  In my purse, in the car and when we’re traveling, in my carry-on bag.  It is a habit I’ve picked up as a cyclist or more likely it’s as my husband says…I’m just “always hungry”.  Clif bars are […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  Everyone in the family called her May–her children’s shortcut for mommy that, over the years, morphed into what became everyone’s nickname for her.  She passed away seven years ago after feeling unwell for some time without anyone having a clue.  It wasn’t until my grandfather found her collapsed on the bathroom floor one fateful night […]

Bourbon Maple Toasted Pistachios

  This past weekend’s storm let up long enough to allow for a pleasant drive up to San Francisco.  ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and Christmas shopping and for making sure we get to see our friends before the December calendar gets too full.  We met good friends at Marlowe Saturday night, one of […]

Apple-Pecan Quinoa Muffins

  I am in love…but my husband need not be concerned.  There is no love triangle that would threaten to take me away from him; in fact, he’s been quite happy with my newfound adoration…for quinoa. In the past, this South American seed (considered to be an ancient grain) would be served in my kitchen […]

Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds

  As a bachelor, my husband’s go-to meal was tacos.  Filled with simple ingredients like gruyere cheese, rice and/or beans, sprouts, mushrooms and avocado, it was an easy meal he prepared and prepared quite often.  Evening telephone conversations while we were dating would inevitably lead to a question about dinner (well, I did the asking) […]

Chewy Granola Bars

My life’s pace is in overdrive mode.  Normally, I thrive on being busy, enjoying the “doing” rather than having too much time for contemplating.  But I’ve been finding myself having to catch up on most things lately and to be honest, I don’t like this feeling. Being a bit of a control freak, I prefer […]