Breakfast and Pastry


Low-Sugar, Protein-Loaded Almond Granola

Sweetened with a touch of honey and packed with almonds, pumpkin seeds and egg whites, this granola tastes like a cinnamon cookie and packs a protein punch! It’s diabetic-friendly and oh, so delicious on top of a fruit parfait! Jump to the recipe! My weeks are typically spent at home writing, […]

Low-Sugar & Protein Loaded Almond Granola

Mary Rae’s Cornbread

Mary Rae’s Cornbread 4

Last weekend brought a string of perfectly crisp fall days. The kind where the air smells like clean water and the grass grows thick like a blanket. The mornings now are shrouded in mist and the afternoons lend themselves to golden hues. 


Egg Cups Piquant

These eggs baked in a mayonnaise and cheese sauce are an ultra-luscious breakfast best served on a day when you have time for a nap. If you want to jump to the yolk-filled goodness, just click here. Hello from Tucson friends!! We’re here, tucked in the Catalina Foothills, eating all […]

Egg Cups Piquant

Shakshuka 2

My first was flat and round and mostly overcooked. It was poured onto a griddle from a plastic pitcher, the kind used to serve cheap beer. It came wrapped around chopped deli ham and oozed yellow cheddar. The line cook laid it on a well-worn cafeteria plate. I didn’t realize […]

Spicy Shakshuka

sweet potato and sausage quice

Sweet Potato, Kale and Bacon Quiche 2

I do words. I desperately want to say that at a dinner party. I want some complete strangers to be at the table. I want to say it with a straight face, with a casual tone, with the kind of intonation one would use when asking for another cup of […]