Southwest Stuffed Chicken Breast, and Getting Re-Acquainted with All That Is Inside

Southwest Stuffed Chicken Breast |

All of the delicious little morsels that are found within a Southwest Stuffed Chicken Breast are a bit like all of the beautiful things within ourselves that we must rediscover when we go through colorful changes in life. These days, there's a sort of deafening silence that greets me when I arrive home from my day at work, or from my time running those simple household errands. It's a very specific type of silence, a silence that any mother who has raised her child up until ... {more please!}

Beef Street Tacos, and Packing as Much Flavor as Possible into a Few Small Bites

Beef Street Tacos |

There's truly a lot more flavor to be found in those little moments in life along the way to the bigger ones than we may realize; it's the amazing flavor that's packed into each bite of these little Beef Street Tacos that may just remind us of that. For me, a birthday has this amazing way of urging me to meditate on my life, and to examine how I've evolved during the year that's passed. And you know what I've been contemplating lately? The idea of ... {more please!}

Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes, and Celebrating the Precious Moments between Us

Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes |

Finding joy and gratitude in the precious moments that we do have together is the best way to make a time of change feel a bit less like a loss; so why not enjoy these Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes while celebrating what we mean to one another? I find it sort of interesting that I'm choosing to do a recipe post for Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes at this particular moment in life, since I'm not necessarily in the most specifically celebratory of moods, I suppose you could say. ... {more please!}

Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites, Something to Nibble on When Connecting with Friends

Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites |

There's nothing quite as delicious and fulfilling as the combination of good friends and good food, so why not come together to connect and share over these savory puff pastry bites? With my hubby and I about to become empty-nesters, we've vowed to ourselves to take advantage of that extra bit of time that we may be finding ourselves with soon, and enjoy more socializing and intimate gatherings with friends and the people that we hold dear. The truth is, it isn't just teenagers that need ... {more please!}

Rainbow Fruit Salad, as Sweet and Delicious as Summer Itself

Rainbow Fruit Salad |

There's nothing quite like indulging in fresh fruit in the summer time, and this gussied up Rainbow Fruit Salad with Citrus-Honey Dressing and Fresh Mint is a colorful and delicious way to enjoy it! Reaching for a fresh, juicy, vibrantly colorful and wonderfully flavorful piece of fresh fruit in the summer time is about as natural for me as drinking a tall glass of water when I'm thirsty. Gorgeous fruit, with all of its amazing colors, various textures and distinctly nuanced flavors is abundantly available to ... {more please!}

Summer Tomato-Basil Soup, a Can-Do Meal That’s Simply Delectable

Summer Tomato-Basil Soup |

As much as I absolutely adore utilizing fresh produce plucked directly from the vine in my meal preparations, I cannot tell you how much I also appreciate having nutritious and delicious short-cuts at my fingertips when it comes to preparing a home-made, love-filled meal that will satisfy not only my belly, but my loved one's bellies at the end of a long, busy day, whenever I possibly can. Preparing from-scratch meals that have simple and vibrant ingredients is a wonderful way to share me (my love) ... {more please!}

Korean BBQ Burger, One Crazy-Good Little Burger

Korean BBQ Burger |

If you're feeling a little adventurous and are craving a truly unique burger, then this Korean BBQ Burger with Kimchi Slaw has got your name written all over it! “Listen lady, why couldn't you just leave the classic burger well enough alone?” is what I can hear someone asking right about now, under their breath. And believe me, I've gotten those comments in the past on other recipes where someone can't understand the point of tinkering around with something that's already “perfection” (in their humble opinion, ... {more please!}

Parmesan Asparagus Spears, and Allowing All the Good Stuff to Adhere Instead

Parmesan Asparagus Spears |

Allowing the positive stuff in life to stick to us rather than negative makes things more delicious, kinda like the crispy and delectable coating that adheres to these scrumptious little Parmesan Asparagus Spears! Living in a big city like Los Angeles, with its crowded streets and its a-bit-too-close-for-comfort living style (aka, tiny properties and beaucoup apartments), it's all too easy to be frequently subjected to the not-so-brilliantly-sparkly-and-beautiful aspects of humanity. Know what I mean? There never seems to be a shortage of rude behavior, thoughtlessness, apathy, ... {more please!}

Garlic Mushroom Toast, and the Deep, Earthy Flavor of Life

Garlic Mushroom Toast |

Being able to taste and experience different sides of life, even those that are of a more earthy or gritty nature, gives our existence a more well-rounded flavor. And when it comes to food, nothing says “earthy” better than savory Garlic Mushroom Toast topped generously with Herbed Ricotta Spread. Life comes at us quick. Childhood goes by in the blink of an eye, and we are thrust into young adulthood, and then just plain-old adulthood, where we will remain for the rest of our lives, and ... {more please!}

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