Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars


Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars recipe

Using familiar ingredients from the Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola prior post, I’ve worked up these chewy honey-nut & fruit granola bars. Some of the texture comes from the unsweetened puffed wheat cereal and there’s a little chocolatey surprise…

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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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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.

Nature's Edible Art - The Autumn Pear Cristina A-Moore Photography

Nature’s Edible Art – The Autumn Pear

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.” How to determine when a pear is ready to pick.

baked sweet potatoes with dressing, bacon and feta cheese

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Dressing, Bacon and Feta Cheese

Why not serve something that’s both delicious and loaded with health benefits? Loaded Sweet Potatoes…

Red and Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto recipe

Fall In Love with Grapes – Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Call this a loaded focaccia! Thinner crusted with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I’ve bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or appetizer.

Fig and Chocolate Oat Bars

Fig and Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

These fig and chocolate oatmeal bars with cinnamon and walnuts (optional) are quick to whip up and easy to transport. The best thing…is that you don’t need fresh figs or have to wait until fig season to enjoy these bars…

Oatmeal Sugar Cookie Cups w/Pumpkin-Spice Kisses

Oatmeal Sugar Cookie Cups w/Pumpkin Spice Kisses

What’s really notable about these cookie cups, besides the obvious Pumpkin Spice Kisses, is the overall texture. The outside has a crispy texture, biting on through the cookie it gently gives way into the candy middle and the rest of the chewy cookie underneath.