Archive of ‘The Recipe Box’ category

Slow Cooker Chocolate Candies

Posted on February 3, 2018

It’s February ~ that means the Valentine’s Day parade of sweets is about to begin! It’s also the time when you may find yourself perplexed by the age old question: “What kind of candy will I give?” For me, it goes without saying that Valentine’s gifts must involve chocolate. Of course, you can purchase your […]


Gingerbread Apple French Toast Bake

Posted on December 28, 2017

Gingerbread…it isn’t just for Christmas!  Gingerbread Apple French Toast Bake, with sugar-dusted squares of apples and French bread encased in a spiced milk and egg filling accented with molasses, will start your New Year off on a most delicious note. It’s a warm and comforting breakfast through the winter, and that’s why it’s January’s star of […]


Holiday Ho Ho Cocoa Mix

Posted on December 1, 2017

Homemade food gifts are fun to make and share, especially during the holidays. There is something so special about giving a gift that you’ve put your hands and heart into.  Holiday Ho Ho Cocoa Mix is a warm, sweet way to say “Happy Holidays!” ~ that’s why it’s the star of The Recipe Box in […]


Sweet Potato Pinwheels

Posted on November 4, 2017

Thanks to the California Farm Water Coalition for sponsoring the farm tour!   Sweet Potato Pinwheels are the star in November’s issue of Direct Magazine’s The Recipe Box!  Visiting Alvernaz Farms on tour with the California Farm Water Coalition in Livingston, where fourth generation family farmer Jim Alvernaz grows 100 acres of sweet potatoes, inspired me to […]


Harvest Farro Bowl

Posted on September 30, 2017

Hooray, it’s October! Work, school, sports and activities are keeping us all busy, and we are ready to welcome in all the fall fun that the month brings: pumpkin patch visits and pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed roasting, costume parties, corn mazes and haunted houses.  With more treats than time on our hands, quick and healthy […]