Soft Baked Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft Baked Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies are the rustic, delicious dessert you were hoping for this season. Rolled in cinnamon-sugar before baking and full of chocolate, they are going to stand out at all your gatherings.Pumpkin added to baked goods should not be left to just the Fall season. Pumpkin adds this magical quality to desserts unlike other vegetable additions we often throw into our baking creations ....more

The Juiciest Smoked Paprika Turkey

No reason to stress over the Thanksgiving turkey, brining will keep this Smoked Paprika Turkey juicier than you can imagine. A few more seasonings are all you need for the most flavorful bird.I can still recall the sound of my mother banging around in the kitchen on Thanksgiving mornings. There was always this crazy kind of rush to get the turkey in the oven while it was dark out ....more

Mocha Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

Switch up your Fall dessert routine with these over-the-top Mocha Pumpkin Fudge Brownies. They are creamy and delicious and mimic your favorite Pumpkin Spiced Latte.I love classic dessert recipes for the Fall, I really do. Would we survive the season without Mom’s pumpkin layer cake or Aunt Gina’s apple and sweet potato pies? ...more

Grilled Broccoli Salad

This Grilled Broccoli Salad will take center stage at your next gathering. The savory mix boosts an already delicious flavor with shredded, smoked Gouda cheese, an unexpected and welcome ingredient. A must try.I have been grilling broccoli for ages now ....more

Slow Cooker Root Beer Beans

Sweet, tangy and spicy flavored beans come together quickly in your slow cooker. These Slow Cooker Root Beer Beans are the perfect side dish to a savory meal. Great for entertaining, everyone will love the sweet-heat taste.There is just something amazing that takes place when you add a can of root beer to something you are cooking ....more

Hawaii Travel: Kapalua Food and Wine Festival, Maui, Hawaii

Honored to partner with Outrigger Resorts and Kapalua Villas Maui...more

Spicy Mango Frozen Margaritas

Add some flare to your summer barbecues with these delicious Spicy Frozen Mango Margaritas. They are the perfect amount of heat and sweet to complement any meal you can dream up.I kind of went mango crazy at the market the other day. They are so perfect right now! ...more

Soft Baked Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

A fun twist on dessert, these Soft Baked Strawberry Shortcake Cookies made with fresh strawberries and cream are the perfect addition to your next summer barbecue. You will be amazed at their authentic taste.I love strawberry shortcake, it's such a delicious, classic dessert. However, when tasked with bringing strawberry shortcake to a barbecue or picnic, the whipped cream and sliced strawberries don't hold up very well during transport.On a whim I decided to try and.. ....more

Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken

Change up your dinner routine with this healthy Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken. This is a flavor-packed meal that is low on calories and perfect for grilling season.There is a well-known fast food chain in California that made some of my favorite grilled chicken. It was tangy, delicious and juicy and it had a nice yellow color, which made it a beautiful golden brown when grilled ....more

Avocado and Three Bean Salad

A filling and satisfying dish, this Avocado and Three Bean Salad is the perfect side to any meal. It's ready in minutes and you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.Summer weather has hit here in Oregon with temperatures in the high 90's. It has me reaching for easy recipes that do not require the stove or the oven ....more