Archive of ‘Fruits and Veggies’ category

Tropical Zucchini Bread

Posted on February 27, 2017

Y’all know that I have quite a fondness for sweets and baked goods ~ my belief that “diet” equals lifestyle means that balance and moderation are the keys that allow me to enjoy both.  I’m definitely open to using ingredients that will make my favorite treats healthier, as long as I don’t feel that the […]


Cozy Campfire Crisp

Posted on February 22, 2017

Disclaimer: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles provided the Trefoil Cookies and Melissa’s Produce provided the produce and nuts for the recipe in this post.  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are mine. I’m not sure how I wound up in a camping mindset when creating my Girl […]


Dinner in a Pumpkin – The Sequel

Posted on October 1, 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 October issue.  All opinions are my own. Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert […]


Simple Tomato Harvest Sauce

Posted on August 29, 2016

Disclaimer: Melissa’s Produce generously supplied the book and produce for the recipe in this post (thank you!).  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. We’ve all heard the saying “It’s the little things”… meaning that little things can make big impacts in so many aspects of […]


Party Time Pork and Mango-Avocado Sauce

Posted on February 2, 2016

Superbowl Sunday is almost here, and across the country millions are getting ready to watch the big game (for us football fanatics, it’s the last game for about six months; whatever will we do?!?).  Whether you’re staying in or attending a party, food gets as much attention as the game.  Chips, dips, sandwiches, wings, desserts…it […]