Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

This afternoon we honored and celebrated the life of my Uncle George. J. George Coons was a resident of Richmond, California and a native of Oakland, California. George passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 91 on August 16th, 2012. Born to Albert and Virginia (DeCoursey) Coons, George retired from Alameda Naval Air Station … Continue reading

Calzones!!

Calzones!!

I’ve been helping my mom clean-up a family members home who is declining in health the last month or two.  Funny, it feels like we’ve been at this for years when in reality, it hasn’t been that long.  *Sigh*  It’s not a fun chore. The house is a disaster zone and hasn’t been cleaned in years. YEARS! … Continue reading

Tilapia Piccata!

Tilapia Piccata!

Inspired by the amazing Foodie Physician, I prepared one of my all-time favorite dishes (next to pork chops! :)) substituting tilapia for chicken, resulting with Tilapia Piccata!  Keeping an eye on my carbs, I paired this delightful dish with Roasted Artichokes and added a dusting of parmesan! Tilapia a very mild, firm white fish,  holds up well to baking and … Continue reading

Beef Ribs!

Beef Ribs!

So I decided to try my hand at beef ribs this week. Not having a clue what I was doing or getting myself into, I naively picked up a package of beef ribs at the store.  I was excited… and then reality hit. Due to beef ribs being tougher than pork ribs, beef ribs need … Continue reading

BBQ Chicken!

BBQ Chicken!

A boisterous shout out to the makers of “We’re Talkin’ Serious” Bone Suckin’ Sauce, BBQ sauce!! OH MMM GEE this stuff is delicious! Bone suckin’ delicious!! This sauce is all natural, fat-free and gluten-free! I don’t actually like BBQ sauce, however this isn’t your usual thick and over-powering BBQ sauce. Bone Suckin’ Sauce has a thin … Continue reading

Honeyed Apricot (Peach) Marshmallows!

Honeyed Apricot (Peach) Marshmallows!

I recently received a request for the Honeyed Apricot Marshmallow recipe from my “Marshmallow Madness!” cookbook. I’ve been dying to make these marshmallows, but have gotten so caught up in other things that I kind of forgot about them.  We all need to slow down. Stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things. Take … Continue reading

Meatloaf. With a twist.

Meatloaf. With a twist.

I had a package of ground beef and was at a loss for what to do with it. Sure, I could make a pot of homemade Spaghetti sauce but then what? My sauce recipe could feed an army! Taco’s? Always! Then again, I just had taco’s and wasn’t feeling them either. Hamburgers? Eh. Meatloaf? I don’t … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake ~ Part II

Chocolate Cake ~ Part II

Due to popular demand, I’ve been given the go ahead to share the recipe from my previous post, Chocolate Cake! Trust me when I say this is a must  try!! Seriously. And quite honestly, this recipe is too easy and over-the-top delicious, not to try! Go thru your cupboards and throw away any boxed chocolate cake mixes … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate Cake!

Who doesn’t love a good, homemade chocolate cake!?  🙂 I’ve mentioned it before, but its worth mentioning again… I have come in contact with some of the most amazing people on Instagram. People that I’d probably not cross paths with otherwise for many of them live several hundred miles away. It’s truly amazing how social media … Continue reading

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

When I think of S’Mores, I think of camping. When I think of camping, I think of my last camping trip about 3 years ago. One hot June weekend I went camping at Casini Ranch, about 45 minutes away located on the Russian River.  We had the perfect site. Close to the river, but not on the … Continue reading