Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

I found this little gem of a recipe in Cooking Light magazine. It was part of a Cost Plus World Market advertisement. They give the recipe and let you know that you can find rice vinegar, soba noodles, wasabi paste and soy sauce at their store. Steamed vegetables retain more water-soluble nutrients than their boiled counterparts...Read More

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie

Anyone who has taken a bite of this $44.00 Milk Bar best selling pie, immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this gooey rich butter filled, salty-sweet pie with its toasted oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop. A recreation of the famous Crack Pie from Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC. You must make this at least once in your lifetime. The recipe calls for two 9-10 inch pies. Read More

Mommy’s Lactation Cookies

This might be too much information for some, but I know this will benefit so many mom's out there. I had to post this. Us mommy's will do anything for our babies. I went back to work full-time and instantly worried about how the stress of work would affect my milk supply. It didn't take long to realize stress does slow milk production down...Read More

Mocha Pie with Coffee Whipped Cream

This pie comes together quickly and won't hog oven space as it chills and sets in the fridge (a great make-ahead option). You can use decaf instant coffee granules instead of regular, or leave them out entirely for a silky-smooth chocolate pie with vanilla topping.Read More

Sweet and Saltines

Chocolate, sweet, salty, and irresistible. These treats are super easy to make. Most of you have tried my chocolate crack recipe or the pretzel bark. This is a lot like the chocolate crack but I used Saltine crackers instead of graham crackers. Make all three and tell me which one is the best. Scroll down for all 3 recipes. ENJOY!Read More

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Looking for something to do with the leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving and Christmas? Freeze it and make a homemade split pea soup in your crock pot. Serve alongside a grilled cheese sandwich, green salad, toasted baguette, in a sourdough bowl, or crackers. My 1st attempt at split pea soup and I am in LOVE!Read More

Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I took some time off from Crossfit. #1 because I was pregnant and #2 because I found out I had bulging discs on my spine. Not sure what from, but assume after all these years of random training: karate, cheerleading, softball, triathlons, Half Ironman, riding my bike in AIDS Lifecycle from San Francisco to L.A. in one week (545 miles), Crossfit, Bikram, crashing a few times on my dirt bike, and so on.....Read More

Baily’s Caramel Cheesecake

OREO Crust, Baily's Irish Cream Cheesecake, and Fleur del sel caramel drizzled all over. Thank heaven for cheesecake and caramel!Read More

Sea Salt Caramel

One of the best caramel sauces I have made. You can use this on top of cheesecake, ice cream, or drizzled in your coffee. PERFECTION!Read More

Apple Crisp

I wanted to make something special for my dear friend Kim's birthday. I private messaged her mom on Facebook and asked what would be a good dessert to take to Kim's house. Apple Crisp it is! Crispy oat crumble and cinnamon spiced granny smith apples baked to perfection. Serve hot out of the oven over vanilla bean ice cream. This recipe will make two 9" apple crisp pies.Read More