Chocolate Nut Bark

According to the media, we should all be making homemade gifts this year, what with the economy as bad as it is.  True, many of us may find ourselves frugally filling jars with mom’s granola recipe; mixing up homemade hot chocolate and bagging it with ribbons; placing shortbread and gingersnaps toe to toe in cellophane-lined […]

Warm Chickpea and Artichoke Salad

Yesterday afternoon, I called the HH at work and proposed.  (No, no, silly, not that kind of proposal! We are quite content with our “been there, done that, never going to be legally married again” status, thank you.)  What I proposed was this:  “HH, I just noticed that Joan Rivers is performing live tonight at the […]

Featured in Clean Eating!

Just a quick note to share some exciting news: my recipe for Orange-Infused Chocolate Almond Cake is featured in this month’s Clean Eating magazine! When I was asked by the folks at the magazine to create a recipe for a healthy, fudgy chocolate cake (that met the Clean Eating requirements, of course–basically the NAG diet that […]

Gastronomic Gifts III: Marzipan-Topped Shortbread Cookies

[There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ] Isn’t synchronicity the darndest thing?  You know, that phenomenon when things […]

Lucky Comestible I(2): Sweet Potato “Fries” Three Ways and Miso Gravy

[This week’s Lucky Comestible is sweet potatoes; here’s part 2 in the series. ] A few weeks ago, I hosted a potluck for friends and promised to provide all of the recipes from the evening on this blog.  And while I’ve done pretty well on most of the others, I hadn’t supplied this one for […]