Cookbooks and Memories, Sitting on the Shelf

Back in the early years of the 2000s (Why does that sound so odd?), I fell in love with The Food Network and all the chefs and recipes it delivered to my television every day. Those were the glory years of the channel, when you could sit and watch the multitude of shows all day […]

Savannah Smiles Lemon Cheesecake

I may have mentioned before that Sophie is now a Girl Scout and is selling cookies for the first time. While she did reach her sales goal, we still have several boxes of cookies that need to find a good home. I’ve nearly had my fill of Girl Scout cookies. So instead of consuming the […]

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. For me, it’s all about tradition. After sleeping in, we watch the Thanksgiving parade in our jammies and play Monopoly. I’ll finish up cooking any Thanksgiving side dishes that need completing, and then we take the dogs on a turkey trot (aka walk) around the neighborhood. And then […]

A Bounty of Pumpkin Desserts

This post originally ran in September 2013. But in the spirit of pumpkin and full, I’m sharing it again for new readers and those of you searching for pumpkin recipes. It’s the most wonderful time of the year … fall! I absolutely love the season of apples, pumpkins, harvest festivals, falling leaves, sweater weather, jeans, […]

Chicken Two Ways — It’s What’s For Dinner

We eat a lot of chicken in this house. I’m constantly pinning new chicken recipes to get some cooking inspiration, as well as going back to my tried and true dishes. It’s been a while since I’ve share a recipe, so I thought I’d write up two – yes, TWO – chicken dinner ideas for […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating (October)

The last two months have been filled with getting back into the school routine and doing fall-type of activities … although the SoCal weather has been less than autumnal lately. I know I shouldn’t complain since San Diego has near-perfect weather most of the time. But during the months of September and October, I really wish […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating (August)

Thanks for all your positive comments about my debut “Snapshots” post. Here’s the latest roundup-esque post with a glimpse of things I’ve been doing, thinking, writing, reading, photographing, and eating during the last week. Thinking … I’ve certainly been doing my share of thinking. But I’m not going to write a lot at this moment. I woke […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating (July)

I’m starting a new post for Leah’s Thoughts, which is called — wait for it — “Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating.” My goal with this roundup-esque post is to give you a glimpse of things I’ve been doing, thinking, writing, reading, photographing and eating during the last week. My goal is to post this […]