Archive of ‘Breakfast’ category

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Posted on October 29, 2016

Disclaimer: I was compensated by DMI Agency for writing this recipe in the printed column, The Recipe Box, in Direct Magazine’s November issue. All opinions are my own. November is filled with cherished moments as we gather together to celebrate family, friends and all we’re thankful for. Busy days before Thanksgiving give way to the […]


Harvest Hatch Chile Relleno Bake

Posted on August 12, 2016

Disclaimer: Melissa’s Produce generously supplied much of the produce and the Hatch Chile Powder for this recipe.  I was not compensated in any other way and all the opinions expressed are my own. So many Hatch Chiles, so many great recipes…good thing they freeze well!  Here’s a new recipe for an extra-flavorful Chile Relleno bake […]


Summer Fruit Duffins

Posted on July 29, 2016

Disclaimer: I was compensated by DMI Agency for key ingredients in this recipe and for writing the printed column, The Recipe Box,  in Direct Magazine’s August issue.  All opinions are my own. I am so excited! The August issue of Direct Magazine, which focuses on “Culture, Commerce and Community in Visalia and Tulare”, is out […]


Clafoutis Class and a Giveaway!

Posted on July 14, 2016

Bonjour!  Today is what we in the US call “Bastille Day”, known officially in France as la fête du 14-juillet (the July 14th holiday), and the Fête de la Fédération.  This is not only a celebration of the revolution marked by the storming of the Bastille in 1789 but of the unity of the French people […]


Crazy for Croissants

Posted on January 30, 2016

Croissant Day is definitely a “mark your calendar” day – who can resist the buttery, flaky layers of fresh, croissants warm from the oven, melting away on the tongue?  I can’t, and neither can my family.  A couple of years ago I took a croissant-making class at Sur La Table to fulfill a long time […]