Easy, Elegant Mushroom Bisque – Plus a Bonus Recipe

This soup blows the doors off the canned stuff and delivers instant comfort. It's so quick and easy, I actually make it for myself for a weekday lunch, and the leftovers are just as magical the next day! First let me say that Better Than Bouillon's Mushroom Base is the magic ingredient.  Mushrooms are naturally... Continue Reading →

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Mixed Citrus and Beet Salad (Ensalada Navidad)

I love citrus season so much.  We scarf down big bags of grapefruits, Cara Cara and Heirloom Navel oranges (yay Trader Joes!) and I definitely break into my happy dance right in the produce aisle (can't stop won't stop!) when I spy the first Meyer Lemons of the season.  Swoon!  I also love me some... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cake Cookie Bon Bons

Whoa, I know that title is a mouthful, but these yummy Christmas confections are a magical blend of part fruit cake (don't think the gross kind full of soggy nuts and chemical laden frankenfruits), part cookie and part candy-like bon bon.  They are chock full of real dried fruits and citrus rinds, crunchy walnuts, and... Continue Reading →

Apple-Cheddar Pull Apart Bread with Variations

It's finally cooling off around here (truth be told it's literally freezing), and that means several things.  Clothes and bedding are swapped out for snugglier options, my army of space heaters is stationed at their posts, and I don't have to think twice about heating the house up to do some baking!  This afternoon I... Continue Reading →

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