Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole

Excuse the terrible picture – I was extremely hasty to eat this most delicious casserole with my husband and quite neglected to take the DSLR out versus my phone! Some mornings you just want a little “umph” in your breakfast. Cereal just isn’t enough. This breakfast casserole really hits the spot. Prepare it the night […]

Broccoli and Kale Cheddar Soup

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season.  Cobalt and I didn’t visit our families on the East Coast this year but instead enjoyed quality time together at our new home in Los Angeles.  We watched a lot of movies, enjoyed walks around our neighborhood, decorated Ginger Bread Houses (Cobalt […]

I’m Taking a Vacation…

Featured image taken by goldenhourphotola.com …not a literal vacation, considering my birthday and Thanksgiving just came and went. And since Cobalt and I live in a touristy city (the beach being only 20 minutes away). No. Rather, I’m going to take a blogging vacation… It’s not that I don’t like writing, taking and editing photos and sharing my kitchen discoveries/recipes with you all! It’s […]

Easy Mini Quiches

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend was so fun, having our friends over to see our new house and sharing food with them. Since we opened our home all day long, we planned three meals to share with our guests. In the morning we served brunch: mini quiches, fruit, blueberry muffins, cherry hand pies, orange […]

Easy Cherry Hand Pies

I don’t know about you but I happen to love fruit pie for breakfast. Paired with a scrambled egg and a glass of milk, a piece of pie makes a pretty hearty first meal of the day. You can argue the high sugar content, yes. But everything in moderation, right? And actually, these mini pies […]

How to Bake Part 3: Substitutions

All right, so we’ve talked about ingredients in Part 1 and Proper Measuring Techniques in Part 2. Now let’s talk about substitutions that work… PART THREE: SUBSTITUTIONS What’s the point of substituting in recipes anyway? Well, what if you’re vegan and a recipe calls for eggs? What if you have celiac disease and a recipe […]

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Autumn has been upon us for a month now… Yet Los Angeles does not feel a bit like crisp, crunchy leaves or pumpkin spice lattes… Just the other day Cobalt and I visited the beach to enjoy the sunny blue skies and cool breezes. I doubt anyone out East where we moved from is doing that […]