Raspberry & Blood Orange Mixed Baby Kales Salad


After reading Lisa’s (Authentic Suburban Gourmet) recipe and her glowing review for Cara Cara Orange and Kale Salad this past week I was determined to make my own raw kale salad.  My market sells pre-washed ready to eat organic kale for salads two ways.  They sell it in a box already chopped and ready to […]

Light Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes


I didn’t forget about my light baking project and today’s second installment in my series is another recipe I adapted from America’s Test Kitchen 2011 Light & Healthy Cookbook.  The calories and fat have been reduced but the ‘moist crumb and rich chocolate flavor’ are all there in each bite of these lovely chocolate cupcakes. […]

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Love Tartlets

How much trouble can you get into with a bowl of raspberries, a recipe for chocolate press in tart dough, a jar of raspberry jam, a bowl of chocolate ganache, a box of mini tartlet pans, the color pink, love, and a little bit of time on your hands?  The answer is a lot of […]

Grilled Chicken with Herbs and Arugula Salad with Raspberries

My daughter came for lunch today with all three of her beautiful children, not that I’m partial or anything like that! I thought the boys might like harvesting some lettuce and arugula for our salad. So, JD and I spent a little time poking around in the vegetable garden. I had the chicken marinating in […]