Category Breaking the Fast

Paleo Carrot Banana Muffins

Some recipes just work. Maybe it’s because you are comfortable with the ingredients, or the results satisfy your taste buds in some kind of a primal way that is rarely achieved, or maybe you were in a good mood the first time you tried it.  Whatever the reason or reasons, some recipes strike the right […]

Paleo Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

You wouldn’t know it from some of my posts reliving memories and celebrating the recipes, but in March of 2013, I stopping eating bread and pasta. I know.  Sounds crazy.  It is crazy.  I thought it would be impossible to maintain and had no hopes of sticking to it since I had never, EVER, been […]

Carla’s Apple Turnovers

I don’t remember when I first met Carla. It was so long ago I have forgotten our initial encounter. My sister-in-law Shari met Carla in the 1970’s when Carla was a young dance instructor and Shari was in high school. Shari met my Brother Dave around that same time and a lifelong friendship began amongst the […]

Baby in the Apple Cake

My sister made an apple cake for Mom’s 82nd birthday. There was a baby in the apple cake. The most surprising thing about the baby in the apple cake was that I never knew about the baby until now.  I have Grandma Flora‘s recipes, her precious gold thimble, her linens, her chocolate set, and the […]

The Two Jen’s Granola

Jennifer and I met in 2000 when Hubby and I settled back in Santa Barbara with our children after moving around the world for nearly eighteen years. My kids and Jennifer’s kids went to the same school and like me, Jennier loves food and loves talking about food.  We became fast friends. We would go […]

Ham and Cheese Strata for Kate

Isn’t it funny how two people can interpret or remember something very differently? My friend Kate told me a story recently that took me by complete surprise.  I was there.  I did it.  And yet, I didn’t remember any of it the way she described because it was from her perspective.  It was such a […]

Christina’s Brunch Delight

When Hubby and I moved to New York City in 1985, we were truly on our own. We did not know a single soul.  We had each other and we had our work, so between that and the excitement of a new city, we didn’t really need much else. But time went by and it […]