Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas
by Ann on 24/06
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

There’s nothing wrong with store-bought teriyaki sauce.  Taking a few minutes to make your own, however, will reward you with a fresh taste that may surprise you.  What’s… Read More »

Cold Brew Coffee

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 20/06
Cold Brew Coffee -- so easy and no bitter flavor

As far as I’m concerned, coffee should be piping hot or iced cold. There’s no middle ground for my dad either. Throughout the hot days of summer, he… Read More »

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream (easy 5-ingredient recipe that’s dairy-free and naturally sweetened)

In Desserts, Frozen Treats, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 17/06
Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

After years of developing mostly healthy recipes, people logically assume that I am one of those really virtuous eaters. And I truly enjoy lots of wholesome foods. Truth… Read More »

Shortcut Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 13/06
Shortcut Soft Pretzels

Throughout all my years of being a mom, I can say with 100% certainty that my favorite gifts have been homemade.   A handcrafted bracelet, a jar of carefully… Read More »

Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula & Manchego

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 10/06
Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula & Manchego

Like many of you, I frequently use the “a little of this, a little of that” approach to cooking.  But when writing for this blog, I keep pencil… Read More »

Hamburger Wedge Salad

In Beef, Easy Meals, Grilling, Salads
by Ann on 06/06
Hamburger Wedge Salad

Various sources credit the early fame of the wedge salad to diners in the 1950s and 1960s. Its appeal waned in the 1970s as consumer preference shifted towards… Read More »

Greeked-Out Gorgonzola Dressing

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Salads
by Ann on 04/06
Greeked-Out Gorgonzola Dressing -- thick and delicious yet healthy

Blue Cheese Dressing was the first salad dressing I ever tried at a restaurant, at a long-shuttered establishment called The Rose Bowl.  It became a favorite and still… Read More »

Grill and $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

In Uncategorized
by Ann on 03/06
Grillin-Time-7

Just as grill season is starting to heat up, I am thrilled to be joining a great group of bloggers to bring you this fun Grillin’ Time Giveaway…. Read More »

Southwestern Confetti Coleslaw

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/05
Southwestern Coleslaw Salad -- a healthy, mayo-free salad that's a good source of protein, too

Classic, creamy coleslaw is a perennial picnic and cookout favorite. Like potato salad and baked beans, coleslaw plays a popular supporting role on any plate starring fried chicken… Read More »

Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 27/05
Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

Curling up with a new cookbook always feels like a treat to me.  When said book happens to be penned by a dear friend, is loaded with colorful photos,… Read More »