Fall Harvest Salad


I’m so happy when I have the opportunity to support amazing organizations and cook from amazing books at the same time! Today I bring you Cuisine del Sol, a cookbook celebrating 20 years of Pier del Sol, the largest fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics in Southern California. The Special Olympics Southern California team presented this delicious collection of recipes at a recent media luncheon at Melissa’s Produce, and I know you’re going to love the recipe for Fall Harvest Salad with Sparkling Cider Vinaigrette!


Baking a Difference with Spiced Pear Pecan Pie

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I am so honored to be part of OXO’s Bake a Difference for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this month.  Baking to support this organization, which raises funds to support research addressing the number one cause of childhood death by disease in the U.S., is a labor of love indeed.  My recipe for Spiced Pear Pecan Pie blends traditional and modern; two of my favorite fall flavors come together in my grandmother’s pie crust, using some of OXO’s coolest kitchen tools – for a dessert that is mouthwateringly good!


Quick Breads = Quick Delicious!

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Y’all know how much I love baking, especially quick breads to savor and share! Quick breads use baking soda and baking powder instead of yeast as leavening, and therefore require no kneading or rising time. They’re easy, versatile and flavorful; perfect for breakfast, snacks and gifts, they’re a staple in our house.  Pumpkin Bread is one of the tastiest ways to welcome autumn (my favorite time of year); that’s why I’m happily sharing it in Direct Magazine’s September issue of The Recipe Box!