Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola


Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola recipe

Still going strong with your healthful New Year resolutions? Here’s a little indulgence that will keep you happy, a maple with honey, nuts and fruit granola inspiration…

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Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins with Lemony-Sugar Glaze


Meyer lemon cream cheese muffins with lemony-sugar glaze recipe

It’s Meyer Lemon season!

There’s a myriad of reasons and tasty excuses to use these seasonally, juicy, sweet-n-tart citrusy gems. Let’s start with these lemony, cream cheese muffins with a complimentary glaze on the muffin crowns. You’ll be tempted to call these little tender cakes instead of muffins…

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Nature’s Edible Art – The Satsuma Mandarin

Nature's Edible Art - Satsuma Mandarin

I took a bit of an extended holiday from TC. Mixed with some holiday traveling to the East Coast (New York!), celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary (25 years with my high school sweetheart!), ringing in the 2015 New Year in Las Vegas, and catching the seasonal flu – I’d say it’s been quite busy these last weeks. Hope you and yours enjoyed a happy and safe holiday season and I thank you for joining me this year on TC – xoxo.

So what does this bright orange and interesting textured satsuma mandarin have to do with the new year? It’s citrus season and some of the best the season has to offer can still be enjoyed as snacking, included in your salads or used in parts for their juices, zest and skin for various culinary sensations. I’m hoping to share of those delights with you in the next posts!

Cranberry, Pistachio Biscotti recipe

Cranberry, Pistachio Biscotti (Cantuccini)

Bits of deep red tartness from the cranberries. Slivers of green from the nutty pistachios. Perfect for dunkin’ in your cozy drinks during these cold days. What could be better? Biscotti!

Chewy and Tender Gingersnap Cookies recipe

Chewy and Tender Gingersnap Cookies

While some gingersnaps have a sharp bite, these are tenderly spicy and have a chewy texture.

Cranberry-Orange Bran Muffins with Walnuts recipe

Cranberry-Orange Bran Muffins with Walnuts

These wholesome bran muffins are adorned with fresh bright cranberries with a touch of orange sweetness and boast a tender texture from the Greek yogurt…

Sugared Pepitas (Sugared Pumpkin Seeds) recipe

7 Ways with Sugared Pepitas (candied pumpkin seeds)

For your baked goods, savory treats or for snacking, this is a quick and easy staple to whip up when pumpkin seeds are available.

Autumn Gourds photography

Autumn Gourds and Practice Photo Shoots

These colorful squash or gourd images weren’t really meant to see the light of day (or for a post on TC), but then I thought…why not?

Autumn's Ever Visual and Edible Garden - Ginkgo

Autumn’s Ever Visual and Edible Garden…

Transformation of our Southern California garden from summer to fall, and fall to winter.