This luxurious cheesecake recipe is a rich, dense texture ~ perfect for special occasions. Leftovers freeze well too!

New York-Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

New York-Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping has become the standard for my husband’s birthday cake. He’s married to a food blogger and knows he could pick any dessert, from anywhere, and I’d make it for him. But he also knows if he picks something else, there won’t be cheesecake … and he loves cheesecake. New…

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A delicious and healthy low-carb, gluten-free cauliflower rice pilaf recipe. Serve as a side dish or add grilled chicken or steak for a simple and satisfying meal.

Southwest Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pepitas

Our local Whole Foods invited me to do a live cooking demo of my Skillet Steak Fajitas affording me the opportunity to promote my cookbook, Serve and Savor, at a group event on the topic of casual entertaining. It was a fun, intimate gathering to debut this Southwest Cauliflower Pilaf with Toasted Pepitas recipe. Rarely can I…

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Easy Fresh Berry Crumble Recipe with Orange Cream is a fabulous way to enjoy summer berries.

Easy, Fresh Berry Crumble with Orange Cream

This easy Fresh Berry Crumble recipe has been on my mind for a while now. It all started last year when creating the Caramel Apple Crumble for my cookbook and then again last week while trying my hand at chocolate souffle. I’ve forever been a fan of fruit crumbles and crisps. It was the first dessert…

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Bean soup recipe with smoked turkey, including stove top, slow cooker, and pressure cooker methods.

Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup Recipe

Updated with Pressure Cooker Instructions! See recipe notes for more details. Smoky bean soup and sweet cornbread go together like movies and popcorn—I cannot imagine one without the other. A big pot of bean soup with smoked turkey or ham is one of my favorite post-holiday meals because if its simplicity and delicious use of leftovers. This…

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Sprouted whole grain flour cornbread. Pure corn flavor and healthy sprouted wheat flour.

Sprouted Whole Grain Cornbread

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This recipe was long overdue for an update. New photos and recipe ingredients include sprouted whole grain sources to easily prepare a more nutritious cornbread. Many of my recipes I consider tried and true, but I am always open for ideas to improve technique, flavor, or nutritional value. Considering regional differences, add-ins,…

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Seasoned beef, peppers and mushrooms in warm tortillas.

Skillet Beef Fajitas

Skillet Beef Fajitas is easy enough for weeknights and festively simple to prepare for casual gatherings too. Beef seasoned with flavors of lime, cumin, and smoke fills warm tortillas with mushrooms and peppers for a delicious one-skillet supper. We’ve served these fajitas countless times for parties and the spiced fragrance is always the first to welcome friends…

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Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning Mix with Mesquite Smoke

  This is my go-to seasoning for fajitas, tacos, burritos, refried beans and dips. I purchased fajita and taco seasoning mix for years until I made it a habit of reading labels. Making my own, there was no longer any reason to deal with undesirable ingredients like Monosodium Glutamate, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Silicon Dioxide (anticaking agent),…

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Inspired breakfast 25 healthy breakfast ideas

25 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for an Inspired Menu Plan

This roundup of 25 healthy breakfast ideas put real creative spark back in our mornings. Unlike lunch and dinner, I have worn a rut in our breakfast routine and it’s become a little boring even though it has always been an important start to our day. Growing up, my mom made a full breakfast—eggs, bacon, toast or potatoes—every morning, and if we…

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