Cider Caramel Sauce

No need for store bought caramel with this easy and delicious homemade recipe. So versatile and easy to change up the flavorings to adapt for a variety of seasonal treats. I use this base recipe also for salted caramel, beer caramel, peanut butter caramel, and rosemary caramel. I love to use this apple cider version […]

Napa Valley Harvest Salad

The ingredients in this salad are an homage to my growing up years in Napa Valley. The combination of sweetness from the pear and crunchy grapes combined with the savory taste of the rosemary focaccia, fennel, and tangy goat cheese take me right back to all the flavors I was surrounded by and remember so […]

Orange Cranberry Breakfast Loaf

Have a very good morning with this sunny orange cranberry loaf. This delicious breakfast bread has a moist cake-like texture and is full of warm bright citrus flavors from the classic combo of oranges and cranberries. Even if you’re not a morning person this little slice of sunshine is guaranteed to put a smile on […]

Apple Pie Cookies

No time for pie? Make apple pie cookies instead! You can absolutely use pre-made pie dough and store bought caramel sauce to save even more time or click on links below for my easy adaptable homemade recipes for pie dough and caramel that can be made ahead. No need to spend time making these look […]

Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onion Sauce and Truffle Cheese

One of my new favorite homemade pizzas full of rich flavor from the caramelized onion and roasted garlic sauce and truffle cheese. But be warned once you try this it’s going to be hard to find a takeout pizza out there that’s going to satisfy like this one. I shortcut prep by using store bought […]

Chicken (or Tofu) Ramen Bowl

A bowl of ramen on a chilly day is hard to beat. There’s nothing quite like those chewy noodles and flavorful soy, ginger, and garlic broth. I always crave the stuff but feel way better about eating it since I started using the amazing shirataki noodles that are carried in pretty much every grocery store […]

Apple Spice Granola

This granola couldn’t be easier to make. Combine the dry ingredients including old fashioned oats and oat bran cinnamon and nutmeg, or apple pie spice, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon or two of flax seeds, if desired, and mix. Add peeled, diced apple and mix. Pour onto a lined baking sheet. This granola is […]

Harvest Tamale Pie with Pumpkin Mole Sauce (Vegan & Gluten Free)

What’s a more comforting way to use up leftovers than throwing them into a pie for dinner? Skip the usual pot pie tonight and head south of the border with my tamale pie that has a delicious fall twist: Pumpkin Mole Sauce and Pumpkin Cornmeal Crust! Here you get all the deliciousness of a tamale […]

Apple Crostata aka Flat Apple Pie (Vegan & Gluten Free or Classic)

Crostatas are hands down my favorite kind of pie to make because they are so easy and forgiving thanks to the no-fuss crust made right on the baking sheet. Only one dough needed and no fussing over perfect pie crust edges! Apple is my go-to crostata in fall and this vegan gluten free version ensures […]

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

What was your favorite soup when you were a kid? One of mine was Broccoli Cheese Soup, the perfect warm up, fill up, feel good soup on a chilly day. So believe me when I say I worked really hard to find fault with this vegan version but I can’t. I honestly have trouble telling […]