With fall arriving, and in many parts of the world already here, I started thinking about updating pumpkin recipes.  Pumpkin cupcakes (remember, I like...

I have always loved various types of squash.  But when fall arrives, it brings back memories of my mom baking acorn squash with butter,...

Pasta is one of my favorite foods, but you need to follow a few simple rules to avoid common mistakes. 1.  Don't forget to salt...

I started blogging in June 2013 (originally as FancifulFoodie) and shared that blog with a few friends.  At that point, I just took quick photos with...

In the summer of 2013, I started my original website called FancifulFoodie.com, which I primarily shared with friends. I posted favorite recipes and blogged about...

Ingredients 12-18 jalapenos or mini bell peppers (or a combo 4 links mild or hot sausage (uncooked) 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat your oven to 375...

Sometimes we just need to get away, don't you?  This was one of those weeks, so for us that meant we were counting the...

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup whole milk 3/4 cup half-and-half 3/4 cup whipping cream (regular whipping cream, not heavy whipping cream) 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed...

Servings:  8 to 12 Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 (13-14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated...

J and I decided to have a last-minute mini-blog party over Cinco de Mayo weekend.  We invited a few friends over and asked them...

J and I are back in Texas for a visit to the University of Texas at Austin.  We were invited to a reunion because UT is about...

Tacos are often my go-to solution when I need a quick lunch or dinner.  But the other day I had some butter lettuce on...

When a cooking experiment starts out with unwrapping 40-50 pieces of chocolate candy, how can you go wrong!  But you ask, "where did the idea...

Adapted from a Hershey's Kitchen recipe Servings:  40-48 cookies Ingredients 1/3 cup butter (room temperature) 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)  (note:  Hershey's only used 3 oz., but more...

Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 1 roasted Anaheim chile, peeled and diced 1-2 serrano chiles, finely diced (depending on how spicy you want it!) 1/3 green pepper, diced 1/3 red...

My favorite local seafood market (Catalina Offshore Products, in San Diego) sells fantastic fresh local fish as well as fish that they have flown in from other places...

Memories of Home Remixed---Pecan Pie Turned Into Cookies What I may not have told you yet is that I love reading murder mysteries.  Whether the...

The original recipe is from the book entitled The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livia J. Washburn. See the Cooking Blog tab to walk through the story behind these cookies. Servings: ...

Servings:  4 Ingredients 2 lb chuck roast, cut into 3/4 inch cubes 1 onion, preferably a sweet onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes 1-2...

Recently, I had the opportunity to eat at Cucina Rustica ("CR") in downtown LA.  It is at the corner of Wilshire and Figueroa (888...